Coronavirus Canada Update: 134 new cases, 3 deaths, Unemployment rate in Calgary at 15.5%

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Coronavirus Canada updates: More than 400 students in Quebec contract COVID-19 since reopening
Coronavirus Canada updates: More than 400 students in Quebec contract COVID-19 since reopening

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

Alberta recorded 134 new cases on Friday, which is highest single-day count since July 21.
Masks become mandatory in public spaces in Canmore today.

Calgary now has the highest unemployment rate of the country’s major cities at 15.5 per cent.
Alberta saw 56 new cases and two new deaths on Thursday, marking an entire week of fewer than 100 new cases per day.

Newly released data shows business closures in Alberta spiked during the first two months the province dealt with growing COVID-19 infections.

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said the province’s new curriculum for Grades K to 6 will be delayed by one year due to the pandemic.

Alberta reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to the virus – both seniors in their 70s.
The Alberta government has committed $48 million for shelters and community organizations that have been helping homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada has struck deals with two pharmaceutical companies allowing the government early access to two potential COVID-19 vaccines.

Alberta has seen a decline in active cases after the August long weekend test results were made public Tuesday.

Education Minister Adriana LaGrangeannounced masks will be mandatory for Alberta students in Grades 4 to 12 where physical distancing is not possible.

Some Alberta teachers are worried about returning to the classroom amid the pandemic.

Students are calling for diploma exams to be made voluntary for summer school classes.

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