COVID-19: 11 of 15 regions in Edmonton on provincial watch list

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Edmonton Catholic schools have reported a single case at St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Rose School, Father Leo Green School, Louis St. Laurent School, St. John Bosco School and St. Maria Goretti. Two cases additional cases were identified at Christ the King School.

The provincial government’s website currently has 25 Edmonton schools listed as an outbreak or being watched, a designation given to a school with five or more cases.

Meanwhile, an outbreak at the Millwoods Long Term Care Centre appears to be contained to the third floor, according to a Wednesday statement by Shawn Terlson, president and CEO of Good Shepherd, on the operator’s website. Terlson said there have been no cases confirmed in other floors and residents and staff members at the facility will be retested.

A total of 23 residents and 11 staff members at the facility have tested positive. Two residents have died and one staff member has recovered.

Terlson said a contractor hired by a resident at the Eden House has tested positive for COVID-19 but was never on site while symptomatic. Residents and staff have been tested and so far all tests have come back as negative.

Across the country, there have been 156,961 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 13,991 still considered active, latest numbers from Health Canada show. There have been 9,291 related deaths in the country. Globally there have been 33,502,430 confirmed cases and 1,004,421 related deaths, the World Health Organization reports.

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