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Edmonton Has Record-Breaking COVID-19 Cases With Over 1,000 For The First Time Ever

This is the biggest single-day jump so far! 😳

Edmonton's latest COVID-19 numbers are breaking records once again. 

As of Wednesday morning, October 7, there are 1,063 active cases of COVID-19 in Edmonton

This is the first time in the whole pandemic that the current case count in the Edmonton Zone has gone over 1,000. 

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5,886 Total COVID-19 cases in Edmonton

Plus, CTV News reported that the addition of 72 active cases is the biggest one-day jump so far. 

Whereas the increase of 142 total cases in the course of the day is also a record for Edmonton, per CTV News. 

On Monday, October 5, Dr. Hinshaw said that she was discussing with the city government whether "additional measures" were needed to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

According to the government, there are 25 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city at the time of writing. 

They include outbreaks at long-term care sites, supported-living sites, workplace outbreaks, warehouses, a remand centre, a drop-in centre, a university dorm, and more.