- The Alberta Department of Health reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 592. This is the largest one-day increase since May .
- No new deaths were reported on Friday.
- No new issues will be published by the province this weekend. New numbers for Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday’s update.
- The NHL is officially back and Edmonton will serve as the hub city.
- Canada created almost a million jobs in June, but it still represents a drop of almost two million from pre-pandemic levels. Alberta has created nearly 92,000 jobs.
- On Friday, the city of Calgary reopened four aquatic and fitness centers: Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Center, Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Center, Glenmore Aquatic Center and Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Center.
- Calgary International Airport faces a $ 67 million deficit this year.
What you need to know today in Alberta:
Alberta Health reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to 592.
Friday’s figures were the highest daily figures since May. If the number continues to rise, some politicians – including Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi – may review the by-laws on mandatory masks.Nenshi himself has considered the possibility of making masks mandatory in certain situations and says that he could present a draft regulation on July 20.
Meanwhile, Edmonton was chosen as the hub city for the return of the NHL, with the league choosing cities that largely control their coronavirus outbreaks compared to their American counterparts.
Alberta Health reported 77 new illnesses in its latest online update on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to 592.
Here is the distribution of active cases in the province:
- Calgary area: 228
- Zone d’Edmonton: 203
- South Zone: 96
- North Zone: 44
- Central areas: 13
- Unknown: 8
What you need to know today in Canada:
Newfoundland and Labrador reported its first new case of coronavirus in 43 days. The patient is a man in his 50s who recently returned from the United States, according to the government.
Meanwhile, disastrous new figures in some of Canada’s hardest-hit nursing homes in Quebec and Ontario reveal that these facilities lost 40% of residents to COVID-19 in just three months.
At 7:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Canada had 107,125 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus. The provinces and territories have identified 70,901 of those who have been recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,801.
Self-assessment and support:
Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool that you can use to determine if you have symptoms of COVID-19, but the test is open to everyone, even without symptoms.
The province says Albertans who have returned to Canada from other countries must isolate themselves. Unless your situation is critical and requires a call to 911, Albertans are advised to call Health Link at 811 before consulting a doctor, hospital, or other health care facility.
If you have symptoms, however mild, you should isolate yourself for at least 10 days from the start of the symptoms until they disappear.
You can find The latest updates from Alberta Health Services coronaviruses here.
The province also operates a confidential mental health support line at 1-877-303-2642 and a substance abuse help line at 1-866-332-2322, available 7 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.
Online Resources are available for advice on managing stressful situations and how to speak with children
There is a 24-hour family violence information line at 310-1818 for anonymous help in over 170 languages, and One Line for Alberta for Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403- 8000, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.