COVID-19: Outbreak at Edmonton Walmart supercentre as Alberta records 426 new cases over weekend

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Calgary’s active case numbers jumped from 435 on Friday while Edmonton’s rose from 544.

The city of Edmonton was removed from the provincial watch list Friday. The rate of active cases in the city is 48.9 cases per 100,000, 1.1 cases per 100,000 below the watch list threshold. Four areas of Edmonton — Castle Downs, Eastwood, Northeast and Northgate — remain under the watch classification.

The North Zone currently has 174 cases while the Central and South zones have 27 and 24 cases, respectively. There are four cases not linked to a specific region.

“People are tired of living with COVID, they’re tired of living with restrictions, they want to get on with their life. That is completely understandable. Unfortunately, we don’t have the option of ignoring COVID,” said HInshaw.

Nationally there has been 127,940 cases of COVID-19, show numbers from Health Canada. A total of 9,117 people have died while there have been 113,664 recoveries.

Globally there have been 25,118,689 confirmed cases and 844,312 COVID-19 deaths, show numbers from the World Health Organization.

Alberta Health provided numbers for outbreaks in the Edmonton Zone as of Monday evening:

Acute-care facilities

Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton: five cases (one active). three of these are patients with community-acquired COVID-19

Long-term care facilities

Capital Care Dickinsfield, Edmonton: four cases (four recovered)
Extendicare Eaux Claires, Edmonton: two cases (two recovered)
Good Samaritan Southgate, Edmonton: 114 cases (one active, 82 recovered, 31 deaths)
Hardisty Care Centre, Edmonton: five cases (three active, two recovered)
Kensington Village, Edmonton: four cases (three active, one recovered)

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