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UPDATE: Airdrie's COVID-19 case rate dips under 400, first local death reported

While cases continue to soar throughout the province, Airdrie no longer holds first place for COVID-19 case-rates per 100,000 population.

UPDATE: According to the City of Airdrie's website, Airdrie has recorded its first death due to COVID-19. Local active cases remain at 278 and 472 people have recovered. The total number of confirmed cases to date in Airdrie is 751.

While cases continue to soar throughout the province, Airdrie no longer holds the highest COVID-19 active case rate.

According to the Alberta government's COVID-19 relaunch status map, Airdrie's active case rate is 397 per population of 100,000. Among Alberta cities, Beaumont – at 457 per population of 100,000 –and Edmonton – at 421.8 per population of 100,000 – surpassed Airdrie's rate, which had held the distinction for much of the previous week.

Airdrie remains listed under "enhanced" status. The mandatory mask bylaw is still in effect.

Six Airdrie schools are currently listed on the province's COVID-19 school status map. Northcott Prairie School and George McDougall High School are under "watch," meaning the schools declared outbreaks of five or more cases. Meadowbrook School, C.W. Perry School, Airdrie Francophone School, Herons Crossing School and Bert Church High School are listed as "open," meaning the schools have declared outbreaks of two to four cases.

Rocky View County's active cases jumped from 98 on Nov. 20 to 125 on Nov. 23. The County's situation remains classified as enhanced, but masks are not currently mandatory.

Chestermere reported five new cases since Nov. 20, bringing the total to 70. Cochrane reported four new cases bringing the total to 30. Both communities remain classified as enhanced and have enacted mask bylaws.

Cochrane High School is currently listed as open with two to four cases of the virus. Chestermere Lake Middle School and RancheView School in Cochrane remain under watch with an outbreak of five or more cases.

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.