COVID cases confirmed across Alberta, two in South Zone

  • COVID cases confirmed across Alberta, two in South Zone

COVID cases confirmed across Alberta, two in South Zone

As a result, 65 students are now in isolation. There is no evidence of transmission within the school.

A "watch" is defined as an outbreak "with 5 or more cases where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school".

Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary.

The school is scheduled to be open on Wednesday and letters have been sent home to parents.

According to new numbers from the Province of Alberta, there was a decrease of 47 for active cases within the province, bringing the current total to 1,491. There are no other active cases in the Red Deer area as of Tuesday's report.

"Unfortunately we kind of saw this coming down the line even in March because we didn't hear for six months in the summer, we didn't hear a proactive approach", said Wing Li with Support our Students Alberta.

However, the province has also reported that 124 new cases of the virus were detected over the past 24 hours, marking the 20th day since August 24 to see a daily increase over 100.

Active cases in the Central Zone fell by 13 from 49 reported on Monday to 36 on Tuesday, while recoveries are up from 590 to 605.

In all, 39 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Alberta hospitals, including seven in ICU beds.