COVID-19 UPDATE – October 23, 2020

As of October 23, Alberta Health has confirmed 859 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 427=Oct 22, 432=Oct 23.

There are 63 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.

There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 48 hours.

1518 cases have recovered in the North Zone which drops to 87% of the cases.

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Current Outbreaks in the North Zone

Locations of outbreaks in acute care and continuing care facilities are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred.

Outbreaks at other facilities or in the community are reported publicly when there are 5 or more cases.

Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed with no new cases, so not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.

Supportive living/home living sites

  • Prairie Lakes Senior Facility, Grande Prairie

Other facilities and settings

  • CNRL Horizon, Fort McMurray
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper
  • Family gatherings, La Crete
  • Private gathering, Bonnyville
  • RCMP detachment, Grande Prairie
  • Suncor base plant, Fort McMurray
  • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Fort McMurray
  • Walmart Supercentre, Grande Prairie

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COVID-19 school status

K-12 schools across Alberta that have 2 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be identified on the School Status Map. Parents and staff are notified by letter as soon as a case is identified. The charts may be updated up to 24 hours later.

101 outbreaks have been identified in Alberta in the last 48 hours. An outbreak is when there are 2 or more infectious cases in the school.

26 schools are on the WATCH list.

There are 3 outbreaks reported in the North Zone.

October 23, 2020

Municipal District Of Peace No. 135Open (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Springfield Elementary School
Municipality Of JasperOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Jasper Junior Senior High School
Westlock CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Richard F Staples Secondary School

For definitions of terminology please click here.

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Regions are defined by rural municipalities, city boundaries, and urban service areas; smaller regions (i.e. towns, villages, and reserves) are incorporated into the corresponding rural area. Cases without a postal code or incorrect postal codes are not included. Location information missing/invalid for: 117 case(s).

The city of Grande Prairie moves up to a total of 203 cases and 62 active. This makes them the area in the North Zone with the highest active cases. The city of Grande Prairie has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 332 cases and 37 active. The city of Fort McMurray along with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

Westlock County (Westlock, Clyde, Larkspur, Busby, Dapp, Fawcett, Jarvie, Pibroch, Vimy, Analta, Anton Lake, Eastburg, Fawn Lake, Halfway Lake, Pembina Heights, Regal Park, Shoal Creek, Waugh) moves up to a total of 21 cases and 13 active. Westlock County has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 (Spirit River, Rycroft) holds with a total of 26 cases and 12 active. The MD of Spirit River has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley, Hythe, Bezanson, Clairmont, La Glace, Teepee Creek, Horse Lakes Indian reserve 152B, Kleskun Hill, Lake Saskatoon, Pipestone Creek, Richmond Hill Estates, Sandy Ridge Estates, Valhalla, Webster) moves up to a total of 78 cases and 12 active cases.

The municipality of Jasper moves up to a total of 26 cases and 10 active. Jasper has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 (Calling Lake, Red Earth Creek, Sandy Lake or Pelican Mountain, Wabasca (also known as Wabasca-Desmarais), Calling River, Chipewyan Lake, Peerless Lake, Trout Lake) moves up to a total of 26 cases and 9 active.

Smoky Lake County (Smoky Lake, Vilna, Waskatenau, Bellis, Edwand, Spedden, Warspite, Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Kikino Métis Settlement, Anning, Birchland Resort, Bonnie Lake Resort, Cache Lake, Cossack, Downing, Hamlin, Lobstick Settlement, Mons Lake, North Kotzman, Parkview Beach, Sprucefield, Two Lakes, Victoria Settlement (also Fort Victoria), Wahstao, Wasel, Whiteman Beach) moves up to a total of 59 cases and holds at 8 active.

Lac Ste Anne County (Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, Sangudo) moves up to 24 cases and down to 8 active.

The city of Cold Lake moves up to a total of 15 cases and 7 active.

County of Barrhead No. 11 (Barrhead, Campsie, Manola, Neerlandia,Thunder Lake, Belvedere, Bloomsbury, Cam-Bar Estates, Camp Creek, Campsie Cove, Dunstable, Düsseldorf, Freedom, Gardenview, Greendale Subdivision, Highridge, Holmes Crossing, Idle Hours, Lawton, Lightning Bay, Lunnford, Mahar Subdivision, Meadowview, Mellowdale, Moonlight Bay Estates, Moose Wallow, Mosside, Mystery Lake, Naples, Park La Nonne, Roselea, Sion, Stewartfield, Summerlea, Tiger Lily, Vega) holds with a total of 14 cases and down to 6 active.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Surrounding Fort McMurray but does not include it, Anzac, Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Draper, Mariana Lake) moves up to a total of 70 cases and 6 active. Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo along with the city of Fort McMurray have been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) holds with a total of 413 cases and down to 5 active cases.

The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) moves up to 33 cases and 5 active.

The Municipal District of Bonnyville NO. 87 (Bonnyville, Cherry Grove, Fort Kent, Iron River, La Corey, Therien, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Indian reserve:Cold Lake 149) moves up to a total of 23 cases and 5 active.

County of St. Paul No. 19 (Elk Point, St. Paul, Horseshoe Bay, Ashmont, Heinsburg, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Vincent, Abilene, Angle Lake, Bayview Beach, Boyne Lake, Clarksville, Ferguson Flats, Frog Lake, Glen On The Lake, Lac Canard, McLeod Beach, Northern Valley, Owlseye Lake, Primrose, St. Paul Beach, Sunset Beach) moves up to a total of 15 cases and 3 active.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) holds with a total of 94 cases and down to 2 active.

The Municipal District of Greenview NO. 16 (Fox Creek, Valleyview, Little Smoky, Debolt, Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek, Sunset House) holds with a total of 19 cases and 2 active.

Yellowhead County (Edson, Hinton, Marlboro, Evansburg, Niton Junction, Wildwood) moves up to a total of 5 cases and 2 active.

Big Lakes County (High Prairie, Swan Hills, Enilda, Faust, Grouard or Grouard Mission, Joussard, Kinuso, East Prairie Métis Settlement, Gift Lake Métis Settlement, Peavine Métis Settlement, Driftpile First Nation, Kapawe’no, Sucker Creek First Nation, Swan River First Nation, Big Prairie, Gilwood, Heart River, Nine Mile Point, Prairie Echo, Salt Prairie,Triangle) holds with a total of 52 cases and 2 active.

Athabasca County (Athabasca, Boyle, Mewatha Beach, Sunset Beach, Breynat, Caslan, Grassland, Meanook, Wandering River, Amber Valley, Athabasca Landing Settlement, Baptiste Lake, Coolidge, Glenshaw, Lincoln, Meadowbrook, Spruce Valley, White Gull) moves up to a total of 14 cases and 2 active.

Lac La Biche removes a case for a total of 4 cases and 1 active.

The County Of Northern Lights (Manning, Deadwood,Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Chinook Valley, Clear Hills, Hotchkiss, Keg River, Weberville, Carcajou,Twin Lakes) holds with a total of 58 cases and 1 active.

Saddle Hills County (Woking, Bay Tree, Blueberry Mountain, Braeburn, Dunvegan Settlement, Gordondale, Poplar Ridge,Silver Valley, Whitbur) moves up to a total of 4 and 1 active.

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 (Slave Lake, Canyon Creek, Widewater, Chisholm, Marten Beach, Smith, Wagner, Hondo, Mitsue) holds with a total of 19 and 1 active.

The town of Hinton moves up to a total of 9 cases and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 12 municipalities.

There are 23,261 reported cases in Alberta, and 300 deaths in Alberta (136 in Calgary Zone, 94 in Edmonton zone, 35 in North Zone, 27 in the South Zone, 8 in the Central Zone). Of the 23,261 cases, 112 are in the hospital and 14 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 20,310 cases have recovered, which holds at 85% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 3,651 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:1,751, Calgary:1,307, South:234, North:222, Central:126, Unknown:11.

There have been 4 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 48 hours. 3 in the Edmonton Zone and 1 in the Calgary Zone.

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Provincial breakdowns were not available at time of posting.

Canada has 211,732 confirmed cases. There have been 9,888 deaths recorded.
There have been 177,879 recovered cases in Canada and holds at 88% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 8,387,047 confirmed cases. There are 222,447 deaths recorded and 3,353,056 recovered cases, which holds at 41%.

There are 42,039,763 cases worldwide. There are a total of 1,141,223 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 28,435,039 cases recovered globally, which holds at 70%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (7,761,312), Brazil (5,323,630), Russia (1,471,000), and France moves up into 5th place with 1,084,023 pushing Argentina (1,053,650) to 6th. No other country has reached the 1,050,00 mark. Canada drops to 30th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (155,900), India (117,306), Mexico (87,415), United Kingdom (44,661). No other country has reached the 44,000 mark. Canada holds at 21st.

The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: India (6,948,497), Brazil (4,526,393), US (3,353,056), Russia (1,113,736), Colombia (901,652). All other countries are below 900,000 recovered cases.

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October 22, 2020 update by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.

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