COVID-19: Alberta reports 285 new cases, three deaths Monday

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Calgary, South and North Zones all saw a minor decrease and are currently sitting at 300, 42 and 102, respectively.

The province is also dealing with a number of outbreaks in the Edmonton area.

Alberta government spokeswoman Sherene Khaw said Alberta Health Services (AHS) is currently investigating 13 confirmed cases connected to the Bible Pentecostal Church in Edmonton.

“Anyone who attended the Bible Pentecostal Church in Edmonton between July 26 and Aug. 12 (or who is a close contact of an attendee) should book a COVID-19 test online and continue to monitor for symptoms,” she said.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s Canada reported two Edmonton-area employees tested positive over the weekend. In a news release, the company said one employee tested positive on Aug. 15 after working on Aug. 11 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 1296 Webber Greens Drive location. The store was closed Saturday and reopened on Sunday after being cleaned.

Another employee, who last worked at the 369 St. Albert Trail location in St. Albert between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., tested positive on Sunday. The store is currently closed.

There are currently 11 outbreaks at long-term care, support living and other facilities in the area with the deadliest still being at the Good Samaritan Society Southgate Care Centre, which has reported 29 deaths in total. This is in addition to the entire city of Edmonton being placed on the province’s watch list.

The province also reported 11,056 people have recovered while 45 remain in hospital, 10 of those being in intensive care. Alberta has completed more than 829,000 tests.

Alberta has the highest rate of active cases in the country at 26 per 100,000 population, according to the federal government. The next highest rate was in Quebec at 18 and in Manitoba at 17. Ontario’s rate is six.

In Canada, there have been 122,872 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 9,032 deaths, according to the federal government. Globally, there have been 21.2 million confirmed cases and 761,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

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