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Airdrie reaches 240 active COVID-19 cases

The rise in cases continues as Airdrie reported 240 active as of April 14, up 25 from April 11.

A rise in local COVID-19 infections continued in recent days, as Airdrie reported 240 active infections as of April 14 – up 25 from April 11.

According numbers updated daily on Airdrie.ca, there have been 2,388 total cases of the virus reported in the city since March 2020. To date, 2,131 Airdronians have recovered from COVID-19 and 17 deaths have been reported.

Cases are confirmed at 10 schools in Airdrie, according to the provincial COVID-19 status map. A.E. Bowers Elementary School is still listed under "outbreak" status, with 10 or more active cases. Northcott Prairie School and Our Lady Queen of Peace Elementary School are also experiencing an outbreak, of five to nine active cases. R.J. Hawkey Elementary School, Nose Creek Elementary School, Atlas Learning Academy Ltd., Meadowbrook School, Ralph McCall School, École Airdrie Middle School and St. Martin de Porres High School have all been listed under "alert" status, meaning they are each reporting two to four active cases. 

Across the province, cases continue to escalate rapidly. According to Alberta.ca, 1,646 new cases were identified on April 14, meaning there are 16,223 active cases in the province. The reported provincial numbers indicate 416 patients are in hospital with the virus as of April 14 and 86 Albertans in intensive care units.

In total, 2,034 deaths have been reported in Alberta from COVID-19 as of April 14 – an increase of 16 since April 11.

In terms of the more contagious COVID-19 variants of concern, the provincial total currently sits at 8,682 active cases. Variant cases accounted for roughly 53 per cent of active cases in Alberta as of April 14.

On the vaccination front, 1,043,570 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Alberta as of April 14, according to government figures. To date, 202,841 Albertans are fully immunized with two doses of a vaccine.

Rocky View County numbers are stabilizing as 205 cases are currently active – a decrease of four since April 11. Seven schools in RVC are currently on the provincial COVID-19 status map; Khalsa School Calgary Educational Foundation in Conrich, Springbank Middle School and Edge School in Springbank, Springbank Community High School, W.G. Murdoch School in Crossfield, Bearspaw School and Langdon School.

On the east side of the county, Chestermere reported 134 active cases as of April 14. Four area schools are listed on the provincial COVID-19 status map; Chestermere Lake Middle School is experiencing an outbreak of 10 or more cases, Chestermere High School is experiencing an outbreak of more than 10 cases and St. Gabriel the Archangel School is experiencing an outbreak of five to nine cases. Prairie Waters Elementary School Is also experiencing an oubtreak with a reported five to nine cases.

Out west, Cochrane reported 145 active cases of the virus as of April 14, while seven Cochrane schools have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Bow Valley High School and Cochrane High School are experiencing an outbreak of 10 or more cases each. Cochrane Christian Academy has also reported an outbreak with five to nine cases reported. St. Timothy High School, Glenbow Elementary School, RancheView School and Manachaban Middle School are also listed on the government's COVID-19 school status map, with two to four active cases each.