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Airdrie dips below 300 active COVID-19 cases

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the province, Airdrie has seen two days in a row of more recoveries than new cases.

As COVID-19 numbers continue to increase across the province, Airdrie has seen more recoveries than new cases for two days in a row. 

As of Nov. 18, there were 298 confirmed cases of the virus, down from 309 the previous day. There are also 350 confirmed recoveries in the area.

According to the Alberta government's COVID-19 relaunch status map, Airdrie's active case rate continues to drop. While still the highest among Alberta cities, it has dropped from 448 cases per 100,000 population on Nov. 16 to 425 on Nov. 18. Airdrie remains listed under "enhanced" status. The mandatory 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 outbreaks of five or more cases.

Two more Airdrie schools have been added to the school status map. Meadowbrook School and C.W. Perry School are listed as "open", meaning the schools have declared outbreaks of two to four cases. Airdrie Francophone School, Herons Crossing School and Bert Church High School are all still listed as open.

Rocky View County reported a drop in cases, going from 99 on Nov. 17 to 97. The County's situation remains classified as enhanced, but masks are not currently mandatory.

Chestermere confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total active cases up to 66. Cochrane reported two new cases of the virus, bringing its active total to 24. Both communities remain under enhanced classification and have enacted mask bylaws.

Chestermere Lake Middle School is currently under watch, 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.