Canada COVID-19 Update: 622 new cases, five deaths | Blood Tribe reports case in reserve school | Calgary jail outbreak poorly managed, union says
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With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary.
What’s happening now
- . There are 5,172 active cases in Alberta and 2,034 in Alberta Health Services’ Calgary zone.
- . The outbreak now has 132 cases — 112 in inmates and 20 in staff.
- , Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a radio interview with an Edmonton station on Friday. The province has said the delay stems from trying to transition those on the provincial app to the federal one.
- The Glenbow Museum will be closed until Nov. 14 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
- The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta has reported a single case of COVID-19 at a school on the reserve.
- requiring school-aged children to stay home for 24 hours starting Monday. It is also relaxing recommendations when children only have one of the non-core COVID-19 symptoms.
- The McDonald’s in Mount Pleasant closed temporarily Thursday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
- as COVID-19 cases spike.
- Calgary now has 11 schools on watch status of five or more cases.
- Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced where “people are mixing and mingling.”
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Canada adds 2,531 new coronavirus cases, but new data shows record weekend surge
Backdated data reported Monday show Sunday's true total of new cases nationwide was 3,004, a new record for the country.Backdated cases reported Monday by Alberta and British Columbia, who take weekends off from announcing testing data, show Sunday's true total of new cases nationwide was 3,004.
COVID-19 clusters reported at two Alberta federal prisons
Staff members at two central Alberta federal prisons have tested positive for COVID-19, the latest in a string of cases at correctional centres in the province.
Three employees at the Bowden Institution, located just outside Innisfail, Correctional Service Canada (SCS) confirmed, while other media outlets reported two staff members at the Drumheller Institution were infected with the novel coronavirus. No inmates at either facility have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Contact tracing efforts are underway, which is conducted in partnership with local public health authorities. We are collaborating with public health to ensure that close contacts are self-isolating at home,” the CSC said in a statement.
Canada posts 2nd-highest total of new coronavirus cases as U.S., world smash records
Forty-two new deaths were also reported Thursday, bringing the national death toll to 10,074. Over a third of those deaths were historical and did not occur over the past 24 hours. Out of the 17,043 active cases across the country right now, 1,168 are in hospital — 11 more than Wednesday's total. Ontario and Quebec once again had the highest provincial totals of new cases Thursday, although Ontario said its latest projections show the growth of the virus across the province is slowing. "Most indicators are showing a slowing growth," said Dr.
Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam
New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, as several provinces wrestle with how far their lockdown measures should go to reinforce that message.
The government released forecasts Friday indicating that at current rates of socializing in person, Canada could see COVID-19 case counts increase to 8,000 per day come early December. If Canadians reduce their rates of contact by 25 per cent, that number could drop below 2,000, according to the modelling.
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said the country has lost its lead in the ongoing “dance” with COVID-19 after curbing cases over the summer, and taking it back will require discipline.
COVID-19 Update: 622 new cases, five deaths | Blood Tribe reports case in reserve school | Calgary jail outbreak poorly managed, union says
With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary. What’s happening now The province reported 622 new cases of COVID-19 on 12,938 tests and five additional deaths. There are 5,172 active cases in Alberta and 2,034 in Alberta Health Services’ Calgary zone. The union representing Alberta jail workers said Friday the COVID-19 outbreak at the Calgary Correctional Centre has been badly mismanaged. The outbreak now has 132 cases — 112 in inmates and 20 in staff.
Austria orders curfew and shuts restaurants to fight ‘exploding’ COVID
Austria on Saturday announced a nighttime curfew and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants to all but take-away service as a surge in coronavirus infections threatens to overwhelm its hospitals.
The Alpine country had a swift and effective lockdown during its first wave of infections in March but had held off similar action this month to help the economy, even as daily cases rose to several times the spring peak.
With daily infections at a record 5,627 on Friday, however – just short of the 6,000 level at which the government says hospitals will no longer cope – the conservative-led government was forced to act.
UK extends 80% wage subsidies as England goes back into lockdown
Britain’s government will extend by a month its costly coronavirus wage subsidies to ensure workers who are temporarily laid off receive 80% of their pay, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday as he announced a new England-wide lockdown.
'I guess that’s how my parents raised me.' High school runner stops to help competitor at finish line of state finals
In Saturday’s IHSAA state cross-country meet Ben Broadley saw Faizan Khan fall as both approached the finish. Boardley stopped to help.In Saturday’s Indiana state cross-country meet at Terre Haute, the Penn High School runner saw Brebeuf Jesuit’s Faizan Khan fall as both approached the finish. Boardley stopped to help, pulling on Khan’s left arm to raise him to his feet, before both continued running.
Britain introduced the 80% wage subsidy scheme in March and it had been due to expire on Saturday to be replaced with a more targeted and less generous support.
The scheme supported 8.9 million jobs at its peak, and had been forecast to cost around 52 billion pounds ($67.28 billion) over its eight-month lifespan.
Alberta government blocking federal COVID Alert app, Trudeau says
The Jason Kenney government is blocking the federal COVID Alert app from being used in Alberta, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged in an Edmonton radio interview Friday.
“(The app) will be a lot more useful when the province decides to give people the ability to plug in the codes,” Trudeau said in an interview with 630 CHED.
“That’s all that’s missing, and we really hope that people will take on every tool we possibly can to fight COVID-19.”
Alberta reaches record highs in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
Friday marked a record-breaking day for the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, with the province setting highs for new cases, active infections and hospitalizations.
Alberta recorded 622 new novel coronavirus cases Friday, the largest single-day jump to date. The province’s previous high came on Oct. 24, when 575 cases were reported.
Coronavirus: Canada adds 66 more COVID-19 deaths as cases top 244,000
A further 203,509 patients have since recovered from the virus while over 11.9 million tests have been administered. Video: Canada is nowhere near herd immunity to the coronavirus as second wave surges: Tam Tuesday's cases come amid newly released restrictions for travellers flying into the country. According to new rules from the Public Health Agency of Canada, anyone entering the country by air as of Nov. 21 will be mandated to submit both a quarantine plan and a COVID-19 "self-assessment" before hopping on a flight.
622 new cases, five deaths
It's another record-settingday across the board.
New Alberta records set for:
-new cases (622)
-active cases (5,172; first time above 5,000)
-positive rate since April (4.8%)
-hospital admissions (140)
-ICU admissions (25)— Jason Herring (@jasonfherring)
I'm told the— Jason Herring (@jasonfherring) outbreak at Peter Lougheed Centre mentioned above is only linked to a single case.
Active cases by zone (change from yesterday):
Edmonton zone: 2,312 (+35)
Calgary zone: 2,034 (+155)
North zone: 353 (+28)
South zone: 276 (+20)
Central zone: 178 (+16)
Unknown zone: 19 (-3)— Jason Herring (@jasonfherring)
Inmates with COVID-19 symptoms in Calgary jail allowed to mix with asymptomatic ones, union alleges
The union representing Alberta jail workers says the COVID-19 outbreak at the Calgary Correctional Centre has been badly mismanaged, with basic public-health measures neglected even as cases spread.
There are now 132 cases at the jail, located on Calgary’s northwest outskirts. But Alberta Union of Provincial Employees vice-president Bobby-Joe Borodey said the outbreak could have been mitigated with more clear direction and better adherence to health measures.
Glenbow Museum temporarily closing after staff member tests positive
The Glenbow will be closing its doors until Nov. 14 due to a case of COVID-19 in a staff member.
In an email, the museum said the staff member was “non-public-facing” but they have decided to close the facility for a deep clean out of an abundance of caution.
Glenbow’s All Access Week has been rescheduled to be held Nov. 14- 22.
During that week, admission to the museum is free thanks to a donation from Servus Credit Union. However, patrons will still need to obtain timed tickets online.
Blood Tribe reports positive case at reserve school
A single case of COVID-19 has been reported at a school on the Blood Tribe reserve.
The Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team received a notification from the Kainai Board of Education about a case at Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School, near Cardston.
The school had already been scheduled to be closed today.
Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and Blood Tribe Emergency Management are taking steps to contain the virus and support the individual, according to a release form the Blood Tribe.
The tribe reported the death of one elder to the virus in June.
Canada adds record 4,060 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths Sunday .
Sunday marked the first time the daily total of new COVID-19 cases in Canada exceeded 4,000. The data released is incomplete, however, as British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Canada's three territories did not provide updates through the weekend. In Quebec, 114,820 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — almost half of the country's confirmed infections.