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Airdrie at 87 active COVID-19 cases, breakout reported at St. Veronica School

Airdrie's COVID-19 case count continues to fall, according to numbers updated daily on Airdrie.ca The city was reporting 87 active cases of the virus as of Nov. 15 – a drop from 282 active cases on Oct. 20 and 307 on Sept. 30.
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Airdrie's active COVID-19 case count has fallen below 100.

Airdrie's COVID-19 case count continues to fall, according to numbers updated daily on Airdrie.ca

The city was reporting 87 active cases of the virus as of Nov. 15 – a drop from 282 active cases on Oct. 20 and 307 cases on Sept. 30. 

As of the same date, 22 Airdronians had died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, while 5,330 residents had recovered from the virus. 

Six local schools were listed on the Alberta government's directory of schools with COVID-19 outbreaks as of press time. St. Veronica School is experiencing an outbreak of 10 or more cases, while Muriel Clayton Middle School is seeing between five and nine active cases. A.E. Bowers Elementary School, Airdrie Christian Academy, Heloise Lorimer School and Nose Creek Elementary School are all listed under alert status, with two to four active cases each.

Province-wide, Alberta reported 321 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 16. According to Alberta government figures, the additional cases means there were 5,565 active cases as of that date.

Also as of Nov. 16, 518 Alberta's COVID-19 patients were in hospital, with 101 in intensive care. Hospitalizations declined by 36 from the Nov. 12 update, marking the lowest COVID-related hospitalizations have been in Alberta since September.

According to the government, 3,201 Albertans had died of the virus by Nov. 16, including 13 COVID-related deaths announced Nov. 16.

On the vaccination front, 6,730,737 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Alberta as of Nov. 16, according to the provincial government. That means 87.9 per cent of eligible Albertans have received their first dose of a vaccine, while 82.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and older are immunized with two doses.

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