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Hinshaw addresses weekend rallies and COVID-19 race data

(Screenshot taken from provincial update livestream on April 1)

Alberta reported 12 new cases and 15 recovered cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB over the last 24 hours.

10 of the 12 new cases are in Fort McMurray, which has 193 active cases, two deaths, and 535 recovered cases of the infection.

Outside the urban service area, there are 26 active cases and 80 resolved cases of COVID-19.

The province also reported an outbreak with ties to Fort McMurray Islamic School.

Father Mercredi and Holy Trinity schools previously reported links to outbreaks of the virus in November.

According to the Alberta website, an outbreak in a school setting is defined to links between two and four cases of COVID-19.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said there should be limits on spread now that students in grades 7 to 12 are off-site learning.

Across the province, Alberta reports 1733 new cases and eight additional deaths linked to COVID-19.

The daily positivity rate from the latest round of testing is 8.4 per cent.

453 Albertans are in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, including 96 in intensive care.

Hinshaw commented on COVID-19 race data, and pictures from Calgary over the weekend concerning face-covering demonstrations.

There are 16,454 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, which has a death toll of 541.

Dr Hinshaw will provide another live update on COVID-19 response on Dec. 1, 2020.