Edmonton Has Nearly 900 COVID-19 Cases & The Province Might Impose 'Additional Measures'
There's an "alarming trend" of people breaking COVID-19 rules.
Edmonton's COVID-19 numbers are concerning health officials yet again.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's top doctor, announced on Monday, October 5, that
The number of active cases in Edmonton as of Tuesday morning, October 6, is 894.
The large number of cases identified over the weekend in Edmonton is concerning.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Dr. Hinshaw said her team is working with Edmonton health officials and itsto determine whether "additional measures" might be needed to of COVID-19 in the city.
"We are taking this seriously and looking closely at what causes are driving the increase that we are seeing," she said.
One "alarming trend" that the province's been seeing with regard to its active cases is that about 11% of people are still going to work orwhile having COVID-19 symptoms or awaiting test results.
Dr. Hinshaw that the province is expecting to see high numbers over the next couple of weeks — a "product of past transmission."
Alberta announced that 578 new cases were recorded over the weekend.