Edmonton police officer tests positive for COVID-19 after international travel
EDMONTON -- An Edmonton police officer is self-isolating at home after testing positive for the department's first case of COVID-19.
Edmonton Police Service learned Wednesday the sworn member tested positive after returning from an international trip.
"While the member is still ill, they are expected to make a full recovery," said EPS spokesperson Carolin Maran. "We have confirmed that no staff were exposed in this situation and the self-isolation guidelines put forth by the province worked."
EPS did not provide further information about the officer or where they were travelling.
The news comes after the number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta rose by 61 Wednesday, the largest day-over-day increase, to reach 419 cases province-wide.
Edmonton police have announced new measusures to protect staff and the public from COVID-19, such as taking photographs of licences instead of taking them during traffic stops.