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Canada More COVID-19 cases reported at Verve condo in Calgary’s East Village

02:30  30 june  2020
02:30  30 june  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

Region in Calgary under COVID-19 watch Sunday as condo cases rise; Alberta sees 39 new cases

  Region in Calgary under COVID-19 watch Sunday as condo cases rise; Alberta sees 39 new cases Alberta health officials are monitoring an area of Calgary as COVID-19 cases at a condo building continue to climb.Alberta's total number of confirmed cases has reached 7,996: 520 active, 7,322 recovered and 154 deaths.

CALGARY -- Alberta has called a COVID - 19 watch in a Calgary health region as the number of coronavirus cases connected to an outbreak at a condo Cases at Verve continue to climb. Verve , a condo building in Calgary ' s East Village , is the main reason the watch was called in the area.

Calgary condo outbreak. As of Sunday, Verve Condominiums in Calgary ' s East Village — which is located in the Calgary - Centre region — has 45 cases Alberta Health said it is working with condo management to co -ordinate resident testing and cleaning for the building. The province declared the

a stop sign: 48 cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Verve condo in Calgary on Monday © Carolyn Kury de Castillo/Global News 48 cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Verve condo in Calgary on Monday

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported at a condo building in central Calgary.

As of Monday there were a total of 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Verve Condominiums, three more since the weekend. Of the total, there 12 recovered and 36 active. Those numbers put Calgary Centre into COVID-19 "watch" territory. A watch means the region has risen above 50 active cases per 100,000 people.

Read more: Calgary Centre region under COVID-19 watch Sunday as Verve condo cases rise; Alberta sees 39 new cases

COVID-19 In Sask.: 20 new cases on Sunday, most are in the South region

  COVID-19 In Sask.: 20 new cases on Sunday, most are in the South region Saskatchewan reported a jump of 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with 18 of the new cases being reported in the South region of the province. The two other cases are in the Far North Region. In the last seven days there have been 82 new cases. Of the 746 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 88 are now considered active and 643 people have recovered. Last Monday there were only 41 active cases. Three people remain in intensive care, one inThe two other cases are in the Far North Region.

CALGARY -- Alberta Health Services (AHS) spent part of Friday conducting onsite COVID - 19 tests as the number of cases inside a Calgary condominium continues to grow. Verve Condominium , which is in the East Village , has had 34 cases of the virus. Of those, 27 were active as of Friday’ s provincial

CALGARY -- The number of active and recovered COVID - 19 cases in the City of Calgary as well as More COVID - 19 at Calgary condo . ' COVID - 19 watch' called in Calgary Centre by Alberta Health. 39 cases of COVID - 19 reported in Alberta on Sunday, including additional case at Misericordia hospital.

For people who live at the Verve, life during an outbreak has meant riding solo in the elevator, avoiding having guests over and seeing hand sanitizer everywhere. Residents have also taken up the offer of on-site testing. Over 200 people have been tested in connection with the outbreak.

"When it first happened I told my work there was one person that tested positive, so immediately I got tested and it was negative. Then they actually came to our place and they were giving out tests in our common area so I think they did a really good job of at least doing what they can," said Verve resident Ashaya Egilson

She said most people in the building are wearing masks.

Read more: Alberta Health reports 71 new COVID-19 cases as total case number surpasses 8,000

N.L.'s no COVID-19 streak continues for 38th straight day

  N.L.'s no COVID-19 streak continues for 38th straight day For the 38th consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sunday also marks the 18th straight day with no active cases of the virus in the province. Active cases are the total cases minus recovered cases and deaths. According to a news release from the provincial government, the province's total COVID-19 caseload remains at 261, with 258 people having recovered from the virus, and there have been three COVID-19 related deaths. In total, 18,782 people have been tested for the virus — up 196 from Saturday.

Global report : Covid - 19 cases exceed 10m. New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of US states, reaching record highs. The city also reported one new asymptomatic case, a patient who has the coronavirus but is not exhibiting symptoms, compared with three such cases a

Global report : deaths from Covid - 19 pass half a million. Helen Sullivan. The true death toll and number of cases is believed to be higher, due to differing testing rates and cause of death definitions, delays in reporting and suspected underreporting.

"From the beginning, we have all been going in the elevator one by one, and not really sharing space and avoiding having guests. Just doing what we can to keep our place clean," Egilson said.

Businesses owners on the ground floor say they are hurting since news of the outbreak.

"Because of the news I don't know if we are going to have business. It's scary," said Allison Hwang, owner of Queen Lash Bar.

Read more: Can Alberta businesses ask for proof of a negative COVID-19 test?

AHS is investigating both direct person-to-person and surface spread as potential modes of transmission.

"What the outbreak at the Verve reminds us is that we are only one outbreak away from being back to where we were before," Mayor Naheed Nenshi said on Monday.

Alberta Health Services said the building's management has been very cooperative in following public health recommendations.

AHS and building management have contacted Airbnb and they will not list units in the building right now.

Most of the cases have no known exposure and no clear link with other people in the building.

No new COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia reported Friday .
The province is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 372 tests on Thursday and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19. To date, Nova Scotia has had 54,317 negative test results, and 1,064 positive cases. There have been 63 deaths. The province currently has three active cases, with the latest identified on Thursday. Friday also marked the start of the Atlantic bubble, where people from all four Atlantic provinces were given the green light to travel around the region without the need to self-isolate upon arrival.

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