What you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday July 12


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What you need to know today in Alberta:

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has considered the possibility of making masks mandatory in certain situations and says he may table draft regulations on July 20.

The move would join Calgary with three other major Canadian cities to make masks mandatory. Here are some of the main questions and answers Albertans should know about mandatory masks.

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.

This map shows the number of tests and the total number of confirmed cases in various regions of Alberta. (CBC News)

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

This map shows the number of COVID-19 cases active in different regions of Calgary as of July 9. (CBC News)

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, new data from the City of Ottawa shows that nine hairstylists and barbers, four restaurants, two landscaping companies and a garden center were fined for opening during the closing of COVID-19.

At 7:15 a.m.ET Sunday, Canada had 107,346 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus. The provinces and territories reported 71,266 of those who were recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,809.

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 dealing with 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.


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