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Spike in COVID-19 infection impacting region

Posted on November 19, 2020 by admin

By Nikki Jamieson
Westwind Weekly News

With more than 10,000 active cases across the province, Albertans are being urged to take public health measures more seriously.

With soaring case numbers in recent weeks, the province has imposed increased public health measures to combat the rise.

On Nov. 9, the the Cardston County geographic region — which includes Magrath, Cardston and the Blood Reserve — under COVID Watch status.

On Nov. 12, the County of Warner No.5 — which includes the Raymond and Stirling — moved to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map.

Some of the new measures being imposed on these regions include a 15-person limit on family and social gatherings, a limit of three cohorts plus childcare, mask use encouraged in all indoor places and faith-based gatherings limited to on-third capacity.

“The town recognizes the seriousness of the expanding COVID-19 situation in the province and the importance of the new increased public safety measures that were implemented. We have and will continue to communicate Provincial Orders to Magrath’s residents through our communication platforms,” said James Suffredine, CAO for Magrath.

As of press deadline on Wednesday, there were 22 active cases in the Cardston County region, with an active case rate of 133.7 per 100,000 people, and 11 in the County of Warner, with an active case rate of 100.1 per 100,000 people.

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