The province saw 860 new cases in the Alberta in the past 24 hours after 15,000 tests were performed. Active cases in Alberta are now at 8,300 with 225 people in hospital and 51 in ICU. There have been ten new deaths in the province.
Cochrane has seen and increase of two more cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 17, while Rocky View County is now at 69, and increase of 40 in the past 24 hours.
Premier Jason Kenney announced that Alberta will be implementing stricter restrictions and are as follows on areas that are considered enhanced or purple zones:
As of today, (November 12th) Cochrane is an enhanced zone coloured in purple as well as several communities surrounding Calgary including Rocky View County, Airdrie, Chestermere, Foothills County and Okotoks. The following restrictions apply to enhanced areas including Cochrane:
- Restaurants, pubs and bars must stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m.
- No social gatherings in homes expanded to all areas with enhanced measures
- Weddings and ceremonies limited to maximum 50 people
- Limit faith services to 1/3 of capacity
- Employers are asked to limit staff in buildings operating on a rotating schedule or working remotely
The following restrictions do not apply to Cochrane.
- Starting tomorrow there will be a temporary two week pause on all group fitness activities and team sports (Nov 13-27)
- Pause on theatre, singing, and dance performance groups (Nov. 13-27)
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Premier Kenney delivered the announcement via phone as he is self isolating after possibly being exposed to the virus earlier this week.