Northeast Edmonton placed on "watch" as COVID-19 numbers rise

Jun 23 2020, 12:25 pm

Health officials have put Northeast Edmonton in the “watch” category, as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise.

An interactive COVID-19 relaunch map tracks the status and risk level of different areas across the province. Based on the rate and number of active cases, regions are designated as “open,” “watch,” or “enhanced” status.

“Open” regions represent a low level of risk with no additional restrictions in place and fewer than 50 active cases per 100,000, while regions on “watch” are being monitored by the province without additional health measures in place.

Regions on “watch,” like the Northeast Edmonton Zone, have at least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000.

Regions in the “enhanced” category have risk levels that require enhanced public health measures to control the spread.

The active case rate in Northeast Edmonton is currently 50.6 per 100,000, and there are currently 45 active cases in this area.

In total, there are 238 active cases in the AHS Edmonton Zone, 594 people have recovered, and 14 people have died.