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Active COVID-19 cases in Westlock drop below 10

Area still under enhanced measures enforceable by peace officers
WES below 10 active web
The provincial government's geospatial COVID-19 tracker, updated Nov. 27.

WESTLOCK — No new cases have been recorded in the Westlock area since Wednesday, and only eight are active.

Despite the drop, the Town of Westlock, Westlock County and the Village of Clyde remain under enhanced measures; the rate of active cases is still above the threshold, currently at 58.5 per 100,000 people.

Sixty-two people have recovered, and no deaths have been recorded in the area.

Starting today, Level I peace officers can enforce the COVID-19 measures that continue to apply in Westlock. Justice minister Kaycee Madu announced that across the province, 700 additional peace officers have that added responsibility.

News staff learned today that the outbreak at the Continuing Care Centre is still ongoing, and none of the five people have recovered. Alberta Health Services instituted new visitor limits on its facilities on outbreak or in areas with high risk of transmission on Wednesday.

Across the province, 1,227 new cases were recorded today and 16,200 tests were performed for a 7.6 per cent positivity rate.

There are 14,217 active cases in Alberta, still the highest number of active cases in the country, above Ontario’s 12,871 and the 11,456 active cases in Quebec.

Hospitalizations rose to 405, and 86 people are in ICU. Nine more people have died since yesterday. The death toll in Alberta reached 519.

Andreea Resmerita,