Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced at a press conference on Thursday, October 1 that 133 schools are battling COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

Beyond that, classes just started four weeks ago and 52 schools in our province are already dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Edmonton schools make up almost half of that list.

“I want to remind everyone that a school outbreak is called with just two cases in a school and does not mean the school is unsafe,” Hinshaw said at the press conference.

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Active cases in Alberta schools

There are currently five schools in Edmonton and two in Calgary who are on the watch list, which means five or more cases of COVID-19.

According to Alberta's top doctor, over one hundred thousand school kids have been tested in Alberta since September 1 and that has shown a positivity rate of less than one percent.

"In fact, only 11 of these schools have had any likely in-school transmission, with most leading to only 1 case," added Hinshaw.

The Government of Alberta has an interactive map and list that show the status of each school across the province.

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