Airdrie has reported its fifth death due to COVID-19, and its first since Dec. 1.
according to the Alberta government’s relaunch map, there are currently 326 active cases of the virus in Airdrie, an increase of 10 since Dec. 3. In total, Airdrie has reported 1,117 total cases of COVID-19 and 786 recoveries. Currently, there is an infection rate of 465 per 100,000 population.
There are six Airdrie schools listed on the provincial school status map. Windsong Heights School, Bert Church High School and Northcott Prairie School are under “watch” with five or more active cases, while École Edwards Elementary School, W.H. Croxford High School and Good Shepherd School are listed as “open,” with two to four active cases. Airdrie students in grades 7-12 continue to learn from home, while younger students are still involved with in-class learning.
Rocky View County (RVC) is now reporting 132 active cases, up eight from the previous day. RVC’s case rate is currently 304 cases per 100,000 population. The region’s situation remains classified as enhanced and the County has mandated the wearing of masks in its public facilities and County hall, which closed to the public Dec. 7.
In Chestermere, there are currently 98 active cases – an increase of five from the day prior. Cochrane has reported 67 cases, four more from Dec. 7.
Two schools in Chestermere are listed on the Alberta government’s COVID-19 school status map – Chestermere Lake Middle School is under watch and Chestermere High School is under open, even though the school is no longer offering classes in person.