COVID-19 Update: 432 new cases, four deaths | 55 cases in outbreak at Calgary Correctional Centre

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COVID-19 in Calgary schools

Coventry Hills School in northeast Calgary switched to online learning for one day last week because of staffing issues caused by new COVID-19 infections. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

The current survey of Calgary schools has six schools on watch status (five or more cases), and 17 at outbreak status (two to four cases), according to the Alberta government’s tracking site.

Since classes resumed in September, 113 Calgary schools have reported cases, although 43 schools haven’t had a new case in at least two weeks. Cases have also been confirmed in 13 schools in other communities in the Calgary AHS zone, including six in an elementary school in Airdrie, according to counts by Support Our Students.

Over seven days, Oct. 16-22, there have been 464 cases confirmed among school-age children in Alberta, according to AHS data. More than half (237) have been in the Edmonton AHS zone. The Calgary zone, which includes Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, Canmore, Cochrane and Banff, has seen 190 cases.


More than a quarter of inmates at Calgary prison infected as Alberta again sets COVID-19 records

Signage at the entrance to the Calgary Correctional Centre in northwest Calgary is shown on Friday, October 23, 2020. Photo by Jim Wells/Postmedia

COVID-19 infection rates at a Calgary prison exploded Friday as Alberta recorded record-breaking case counts for a third-straight day.

There are now 55 novel coronavirus cases linked to the outbreak at the Calgary Correctional Centre, located in the northwest outskirts of Calgary.

Fifty inmates and five correctional peace officers have now been infected in the outbreak, AHS confirmed. It’s a considerable uptick in cases from Thursday, when 24 inmates and four prison staff had tested positive for the virus.

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