657 of the 684 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Alberta to December 5, 2020 were people over
- 60 years of age. [that is 96%].
428 of those were people over the age of 80. [that is 66%].
- To date, 429 of the 684 reported deaths (63 %) have been in long-term care facilities or supportive/home living sites
‘We’re guinea pigs,’ says inmate as cases surge to 234 at Calgary Remand Centre CBC News Dec 11, 202
A COVID-19 outbreak at the Calgary Remand Centre has ballooned this week to 234 active cases — including inmates and staff — but facility and health representatives say they are handling the situation according to protocol. That includes quarantining new inmates and isolating those who test positive. As of Friday, 198 inmates, 35 correctional staff members — not including Alberta Health Services staff — and one contractor have tested positive at the remand centre.
This is up from the 41 cases reported at the end of November.
Also on Friday, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees announced that a correctional officer at the Fort Saskatchewan Correction Centre died after contracting the virus. The union did not name him but say he is believed to have been in his 50s.