EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Just three weeks into the new school and the number of Alberta schools dealing with COVID-19 cases is now in the triple digits.
According to Support Our Students (SOS) Alberta, 103 schools in the province have reported cases of the virus, an increase of over 20 since Friday.
Sept. 20 (10pm) update: @SOSAlberta count of #alberta schools with #covid_19 cases rises to 103; outbreaks 17* (see thread); watches 1; school closures 1; Edmonton 40, Calgary 29. #abed #abhealth #backtoschool pic.twitter.com/ltzMGhgklF
— Aryn Toombs (@ArynToombs) September 21, 2020
About 16 of those schools are dealing with outbreaks and one school, St. Wilfrid in Calgary, is on a COVID-19 watch with at least five cases.
As of Monday morning, Alberta Health is reporting six outbreaks at Calgary schools and four in Edmonton.
SOS has been keeping track of COVID-19 in schools since the beginning of September through media reports, school reports and communication with Alberta Health Services.