Friday , 18 September 2020

Data shows Cold Lake, High Prairie, and Sturgeon County with confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Alberta government’s regional data on the spread of COVID-19 shows that Cold Lake, High Prairie, and Sturgeon County are the three regions in Alberta’s Health Services North zone that are affected by the virus.

There are four cases of COVID-19 in the North zone.

That’s up one from Wednesday – which was the first time a region outside of the Edmonton and Calgary zones had a confirmed case since the province’s first March 6.

Located on their Alberta government website, a map shows a breakdown of where the 119 cases of the virus are, which are dominated in the high-travel, high-traffic, Calgary (83) and Edmonton (27) zones.

In total, 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were announced on Wednesday totalling 119 in the province.

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • 83 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 27 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • Four cases in the North zone
  • Three cases in the Central zone
  • Two cases in the South zone

After passing the Budget 2020 in a shortened fight against the NDP, the United Conservative Party then broke down over $50 million in relief funding.

The province is updating these numbers daily while Dr. Deena Hinshaw addresses residents typically between 3:30-4:30p.m each day.

Brief breakdown of areas affected

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.