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Airdrie case rate dips, remains highest among Alberta cities

After a 24-hour period, Airdrie saw 17 cases of COVID-19 recover, which caused the per capita case-rate drop from 448 cases per 100,000 population, to 441.

After a 24-hour period, Airdrie saw 17 COVID-19 recoveries, causing the active case rate to drop from 448 cases per 100,000 population to 441.

According to the Alberta government's COVID-19 relaunch status map, Airdrie still has the highest case rate among Alberta cities, with the next closest being Beaumont, Alta., at 355 per 100,000 population.

As of Nov. 17, Airdrie had 309 active cases of the virus and saw a total of 318 recoveries. Airdrie remains under "enhanced" status, and the local mask bylaw is still in effect.

Northcott Prairie School and George McDougall High School remain under "watch" status according to the province's COVID-19 school status map, meaning the schools declared an outbreak of five or more cases.

Airdrie Francophone School, Herons Crossing School and Bert Church High School are all still listed as “open” and have reported outbreaks of two to four cases.

Rocky View County continues to see rising numbers. In the County, there are currently 99 active cases – up two from the previous day. The County's situation remains classified as enhanced, but masks are not currently mandatory.

Chestermere has reported 63 active cases, while Cochrane has reported 22 active cases. Both communities remain under enhanced classification and have now enacted mask bylaws.

Chestermere Lake Middle School is currently listed under watch status, as is RancheView School in Cochrane. Cochrane High School is listed as open.

The Edge School, located in Springbank, is listed as open with an outbreak of between two to four cases, while Khalsa School Calgary Educational Foundation, located in Conrich, remains under watch.


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