A single active case of COVID-19 has been identified within the County of Barrhead, according to the coronavirus status map maintained by the Alberta government.
The map does not specify whether the active case is in the Town of Barrhead or the county.
The current case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to four. It should be noted that the three other cases, which were identified earlier this year, have since recovered.
As of today, Sept. 21, the total number of active cases in Alberta stands at 1,459. Fifty-one of those cases are in the hospital, with nine being in intensive care units. The COVID status map, which is updated every afternoon, includes cases identified the previous day.
Edmonton has the most cases in the province, with 747. The North Zone, which Barrhead is part of, reports 181 active cases. In neighbouring Westlock County and Lac Ste. Anne County, no active cases are reported. Elsewhere in our readership area, one active case is reported in Athabasca.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been tested positive, you are legally required to stay home for 10 days provided you do not have a pre-existing health condition that would cause these symptoms. These include a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat.