Cochrane is one active case of COVID-19 away from the mandatory use of face coverings in indoor public spaces or in public vehicles.
In this afternoon's update, Alberta Health Services lists Cochrane as having nine active cases, the same number as Rocky View County.
Provincewide, the total number of cases increased by 364 on Oct. 7. There were two more deaths,and now 282 deaths are attributed to the virus.
As of yesterday, there were 2,097 known active cases and 17,338 Albertans have recovered.
There are 77 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 13 in intensive care.
The rapidly growing number of cases in Edmonton zone has been of particular concern of Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health. As of today, there are 1,251 cases in the capital, more than double that of the Calgary zone, where 604 people have the virus.
Face masks will become mandatory in indoor public places or public vehicles should the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Cochrane rise to 10 or more. Only when the number of cases is under 10 for 14 consecutive days would it be lifted.
There are some exceptions in Bylaw 20/2020 where a person would not be required to have a face cover, relating to health, physical activity, eating in public premises or if temporary removal is required to provide or receive a service.