Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta’s COVID-19 Cases Reaches New High Over Weekend

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta's COVID-19 Cases Reaches New High Over Weekend
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta's COVID-19 Cases Reaches New High Over Weekend

There are now 20 cases of COVID-19 in Strathmore and Wheatland County has 22 cases.

Alberta suffered a hard hit this weekend in terms of COVID-19 cases.

With 1,584 new cases, the province announced 1,336 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, almost 200 more cases than the previous high of 1,155 reported Friday. It only went up from there as 1,584 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded on Sunday, a record amount of single-day cases for the province. There were no new deaths.

New health measures came into effect for enhanced measures areas that include Strathmore on November 13. At the time of publishing, the measures are to stay in effect until November 21. Under those measures, there are to be no social gatherings inside homes, a limit of 3 cohorts plus child care, and restaurants/pubs are to stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m.

Sports teams and performing activities such as singing and dancing are still permitted in Strathmore.

The Alberta Government is still encouraging Albertans to stay two metres apart when possible and to wear a mask when not possible, wash hands often, cover coughs and sneeze and monitor symptoms every day.

If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results. If positive, isolate from others for 10 days or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer. If negative, stay home until better.

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