Coronavirus Canada updates: 84 new cases, one additional death, Calgary school boards say masks mandatory for all grades

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Saskatchewan health officials announced that for the first time since June 7, the province has not identified a new COVID-19 patient in a 24-hour testing period. Saskatchewan labs completed 388 new tests for the virus, all of which came back negative. It’s the fewest tests its labs have administered in a day since June 9. Since the last time it reported no new cases, the province has seen its COVID-19 situation fluctuate. On July 7, it had its fewest active cases throughout the pandemic with 16. In July, Saskatchewan went through its worst stretch, which included a day where it recorded a record-high 60 daily cases. On July 28, the province had its most ever active cases with 322, as it dealt with outbreaks in communal living situations, which included Hutterite colonies. As of Tuesday, there are now 88 active cases in the province, since eight more people have recovered in Saskatchewan’s latest 24-hour stretch. One more person in their 70s has also died in the Central region, which increases the death toll to 23. On both Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, the province came very close to reporting no new cases. Health officials only reported one new case on both those days, despite completing 1,974 combined tests. Since then, the province has not recorded a double-digit increase to its total case count, as its active case count has also declined each day. On Aug. 24, the province dipped below 100 active cases for the first time since July 15. Of the 88 currently infected patients that remain in the province, 57 of them are among communal living settings. Four patients are currently in hospital
Saskatchewan health officials announced that for the first time since June 7, the province has not identified a new COVID-19 patient in a 24-hour testing period. Saskatchewan labs completed 388 new tests for the virus, all of which came back negative. It’s the fewest tests its labs have administered in a day since June 9. Since the last time it reported no new cases, the province has seen its COVID-19 situation fluctuate. On July 7, it had its fewest active cases throughout the pandemic with 16. In July, Saskatchewan went through its worst stretch, which included a day where it recorded a record-high 60 daily cases. On July 28, the province had its most ever active cases with 322, as it dealt with outbreaks in communal living situations, which included Hutterite colonies. As of Tuesday, there are now 88 active cases in the province, since eight more people have recovered in Saskatchewan’s latest 24-hour stretch. One more person in their 70s has also died in the Central region, which increases the death toll to 23. On both Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, the province came very close to reporting no new cases. Health officials only reported one new case on both those days, despite completing 1,974 combined tests. Since then, the province has not recorded a double-digit increase to its total case count, as its active case count has also declined each day. On Aug. 24, the province dipped below 100 active cases for the first time since July 15. Of the 88 currently infected patients that remain in the province, 57 of them are among communal living settings. Four patients are currently in hospital.

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.

Alberta reported 84 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Friday. There are 1,036 active cases in the province.

Two new locations in Calgary were added to Alberta Health’s outbreak list: the Fledglings Educare Centre and Cargill Case Ready.

The Town of Banff expanded its mandatory mask bylaw to include parts of Wolf Street and Bear Street.
The Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District are introducing mask policies to include all students, including grades K-3.

The U.S. border closure has been extended to Sept. 21.

AHS will reinstate parking fees for staff and the general public at the end of August.
The Calgary International Beer Festival has been postponed until 2021.

Two Calgary buffets were warned by AHS about not letting multiple customers touch serving utensils.
A new report from the Angus Reid Institute shows half of Albertans are satisfied with the current level of restrictions.

Calgary Transit will end seating restrictions on Aug. 17.

The province reported Wednesday 121 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. There are 1,044 active cases in Alberta.

There are two cases at the BrightPath Richmond Childcare Centre, Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported on Monday.

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