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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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New mapping tool launched to identify COVID-19 cases in schools

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The province is launching a new map to identify cases of COVID-19 found in schools.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says locations would show up on the map if two or more cases are found in a school setting within a 14 day period and the virus could have been transmitted or acquired in the school.

So far 16 cases of COVID-19 have been found in 16 different schools since the beginning of class last week though Hinshaw notes none of these schools meet the mapping requirement.

There 98 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Alberta from end of day Monday to end of day Tuesday and one additional death.

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The number of active cases fell by just over 100.

Here in the South Zone there were six new cases including one in the City of Lethbridge and three in Lethbridge County.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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