COVID-19 UPDATE – September 17, 2020

As of September 17, Alberta Health has confirmed 146 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours.

There are 16 new cases in the North Zone over the last 24 hours.

There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours.

1058 cases have recovered in the North Zone which moves up to 85% of the cases.

COVID-19 school status

K-12 schools across Alberta that have 2 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be identified on the following charts. Parents and staff are notified by letter as soon as a case is identified. The charts may be updated up to 24 hours later.

Ten outbreaks have been identified in Alberta in the last 24 hours.

There have been no outbreaks in the North Zone.

September 17, 2020

1City Of CalgaryWatchSt. Wilfrid Elementary School
2City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Notre Dame High School
3City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lester B. Pearson High School
4City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Henry Wise Wood High School
5City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Auburn Bay School
6City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Crescent Heights High School
7City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chris Akkerman School
8City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Centre High
9City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ross Sheppard High School
10City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chinook High School

Enhanced – Risk levels require enhanced measures to control the spread at a school or school authority level School(s) may be moved to scenario 2 (in school classes partially operating) or scenario 3 (at-home learning)

Watch – School outbreak declared with 5 or more cases where disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school Scenario 1 – school is open with near normal operations with some public health measures Province is monitoring risk and working with the school, school authority and Alberta Health Services Additional public health measures may be in place within a school to control the spread

Open – No schools in this area have outbreaks of 5 or more cases.
Scenario 1 – school is open with near normal operations with some public health measures
Parents may have received an alert from their school Alberta Health Services may be working with local schools, but any additional measures are localized and targeted.


Regions are defined by rural municipalities, city boundaries, and urban service areas; smaller regions (i.e. towns, villages, and reserves) are incorporated into the corresponding rural area. Cases without a postal code or incorrect postal codes are not included. Location information missing/invalid for: 68 case(s).

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) moves up to 385cases and moves down to 54 active cases. Mackenzie County is on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures). This makes them the area in the North Zone with the highest active cases.

The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 208 cases and moves down to 44 active. The city of Fort McMurray, along with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, is on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The County Of Northern Lights (Manning, Deadwood, Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Chinook Valley, Clear Hills, Hotchkiss, Keg River, Weberville, Carcajou,Twin Lakes) moves up to a total of 53 cases and 27 active. The County of Northern Lights is on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

Smoky Lake County (Smoky Lake, Vilna, Waskatenau, Bellis, Edwand, Spedden, Warspite, Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Kikino Métis Settlement, Anning, Birchland Resort, Bonnie Lake Resort, Cache Lake, Cossack, Downing, Hamlin, Lobstick Settlement, Mons Lake, North Kotzman, Parkview Beach, Sprucefield, Two Lakes, Victoria Settlement (also Fort Victoria), Wahstao, Wasel, Whiteman Beach) moves up to 27 cases and 16 active. Smoky Lake County is on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The city of Grand Prairie holds with a total of 97 cases and moves down to 10 active.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) holds with a total of 86 cases and drops to 9 active. Clear Hills County has been removed from the WATCH list.

The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) moves up to a total of 25 and 7 active.

The Municipal District of Bonnyville NO. 87 (Bonnyville, Cherry Grove, Fort Kent, Iron River, La Corey, Therien, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Indian reserve:Cold Lake 149) holds with a total of 15 cases and drops to 4 active.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Surrounding Fort McMurray but does not include it, Anzac, Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Draper, Mariana Lake) moves up to a total of 63 cases and holds with 4 active. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, along with the city of Fort McMurray, are on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley, Hythe, Bezanson, Clairmont, La Glace, Teepee Creek, Horse Lakes Indian reserve 152B, Kleskun Hill, Lake Saskatoon, Pipestone Creek, Richmond Hill Estates, Sandy Ridge Estates, Valhalla, Webster) holds with a total of 49 cases and down to 3 active cases.

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 (Slave Lake, Canyon Creek, Widewater, Chisholm, Marten Beach, Smith, Wagner, Hondo, Mitsue) moves up to a total of 13 cases and 3 active.

County of St. Paul No. 19 (Elk Point, St. Paul, Horseshoe Bay, Ashmont, Heinsburg, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Vincent, Abilene, Angle Lake, Bayview Beach, Boyne Lake, Clarksville, Ferguson Flats, Frog Lake, Glen On The Lake, Lac Canard, McLeod Beach, Northern Valley, Owlseye Lake, Primrose, St. Paul Beach, Sunset Beach) moves up to a total of 9 cases and 3 active.

Northern Sunrise County (Nampa, Cadotte Lake, Little Buffalo, Marie Reine, Reno,St. Isidore, Harmon Valley) holds at 9 cases and 3 active.

The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 (Spirit River, Rycroft) holds at 11 cases and drops to 2 active.

Saddle Hills County (Woking, Bay Tree, Blueberry Mountain, Braeburn, Dunvegan Settlement, Gordondale, Poplar Ridge,Silver Valley, Whitbur) holds with 1 total and 1 active.

The Municipal District of Greenview NO. 16 (Fox Creek, Valleyview, Little Smoky, Debolt, Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek, Sunset House) holds at 13 cases and 1 active case.

Athabasca County (Athabasca, Boyle, Mewatha Beach, Sunset Beach, Breynat, Caslan, Grassland, Meanook, Wandering River, Amber Valley, Athabasca Landing Settlement, Baptiste Lake, Coolidge, Glenshaw, Lincoln, Meadowbrook, Spruce Valley, White Gull) holds with a total of 12 cases and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 21 municipalities.

There are 16,274 reported cases in Alberta, and 254 deaths in Alberta (120 in Calgary Zone, 69 in Edmonton zone, 33 in North Zone, 25 in the South Zone, 7 in the Central Zone). Of the 16,274 cases, 41 are in the hospital and 8 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 14,537 cases have recovered, which holds at 91% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 1,483 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:751, Calgary:470, North:193, South:38, Central:29, Unknown:2.

There has been 0 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 24 hours.


Provincial breakdown was not available at posting.

Canada has 140,539 confirmed cases. There have been 9,199 deaths recorded.
There have been 122,836 recovered cases in Canada and holds at 94% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 6,613,331 confirmed cases. There are 196,277 deaths recorded and 2,525,573 recovered cases, which holds at 39%.

There are 30,003,378 cases worldwide. There are 943,203 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 20,398,381 cases recovered globally, which moves up to 71%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (5,118,253), Brazil (4,419,083), Russia (1,081,152), and Peru (744,400). No other country has reached the 740,000 mark. Canada holds at 26th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (134,106), India (83,198), Mexico (71,978), United Kingdom (41,794). No other country has reached the 40,000 mark. Canada holds at 19th.

The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: India (4,025,079), Brazil (3,873,934), US (2,525,573), Russia (893,145), Colombia (610,078). All other countries are below 600,000 recovered cases.

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