Six more COVID-19 outbreaks in Edmonton schools as Edmonton Zone hits record for active cases

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On Tuesday, school officials also reported a single case each at Westminster School, J. H. Picard, Louis St. Laurent and H. E. Beriault.

Active cases in the Edmonton Zone reached a record 820 for the region on Tuesday, the highest in any region since May 20 when Calgary Zone reached 784 cases. April 28 saw the province’s record active cases with 1,985 in Calgary Zone.

Alberta has reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 and two more people have died. To date there have been 16,889 cases and 258 deaths in Alberta.

Outbreak at Royal Alexandra Hospital

Another outbreak has been declared at the Royal Alexandra Hospital after three healthcare workers in one unit tested positive for COVID-19, AHS confirmed Tuesday.

“While we appreciate it may be difficult for some, visitors to the unit are limited only to end-of-life situations until further notice,” AHS spokeswoman Sabrina Atwal.

“The RAH remains a safe place to visit and to receive care – there is no increased risk to patients coming to the hospital. Any patient with symptoms, or who has tested positive for COVID-19, is isolated and treated in designated rooms.”

Alberta reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and two more deaths. To date there have been 16,889 cases and 258 deaths in Alberta.

There are 21 active cases in Strathcona County, six in Fort Saskatchewan, five in Leduc, and nine in Spruce Grove.

Highlands School joins province’s watch list

Highlands School joined the province’s watch list Tuesday, meaning there are five or more cases linked to an outbreak that may have been acquired in the school. On Monday, Vimy Ridge Academy, along with Springfield Elementary School in Peace River, joined Waverley School as sites where health officials believe COVID-19 has been spread within schools.

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