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Airdrie hits highest case-rate among Alberta cities

As Alberta surpasses 40,000 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, Airdrie took the top spot for the highest case-rate among Alberta cities, now at 448 cases per 100 thousand population.

As Alberta surpasses 40,000 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, Airdrie saw the highest case-rate among Alberta cities with 448 cases per 100,000 population.

As of Nov. 16, Airdrie has 314 active cases of COVID-19, up from 277. Airdrie remains under "enhanced" status, and the local mask bylaw is still in effect. Locally, 301 people have recovered from the virus and no deaths have been reported so far.

According to the Alberta government's COVID-19 relaunch status map, Beaumont, Alta., has the next highest active case rate at 349 per population of 100,000. Medicine Hat holds the lowest active case rate among Alberta cities, with 73.5 per population of 100,000.

Northcott Prairie School has been placed under "watch" status according to the province's COVID-19 school status map, meaning the school declared an outbreak of five or more cases. George McDougall High School remains under watch as well.

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

Rocky View County has also continued to see rising numbers. In the County, there are currently 97 active cases, up from 70. The County remains under the enhanced classification, but masks are not currently mandatory.

Chestermere has reported 67 active cases and the city area remains under the enhanced classification.

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, is under watch.