COVID-19: 160 new cases reported Tuesday as Edmonton Zone makes up half of all active infections in Alberta

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Edmonton Catholic Schools (ECS) announced an additional case at Christ the King School with 27 individuals isolating. This is the second case at the school within 14 days, meeting the province’s definition of an outbreak.

A case was also identified at St. Oscar Romero School where 14 people are isolating. Three people at St. Paul School and 18 people at St. Basil are isolating after an individual who came in contact with those people tested positive.

“The individual that tested positive was not a staff member or student at that school, but they were in contact with the school’s staff and students and those people are now required to quarantine,” said ECS spokeswoman Dana Prefontaine.

The Edmonton Public School Board announced a positive case was confirmed on a school bus on Sept. 28. Two students from Kameyosek School and two students from Malcolm Tweddle School now need to self-isolate.

The board also announced a seventh case was identified at Centre High, causing 57 students and two staff members to isolate. A case was also identified at Minchau School where 25 students and five staff need to isolate.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reiterated Monday that schools with cases continue to be safe.

“I want to remind everyone that although two confirmed cases in a school may qualify as an outbreak, this does not mean the school is unsafe,” said Hinshaw. “There are only nine schools where in-school transmission has likely contributed to one or more of these cases.”

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