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Monday , 19 October 2020
An aerial view of the Town of Vermilion. Image credit: vermilion.ca

Fifth total case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Vermilion River County area on Friday

An aerial view of the Town of Vermilion. Image credit: vermilion.ca

The fifth positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Vermilion River County area on Friday on the province’s virus data map.

That means there are now three active cases in the Vermilion area and two have recovered.

There are still two active cases in the St. Paul area and one has recovered.

Four total cases have occurred in the Cold Lake area and seven in the Bonnyville area–all of which have recovered.

Just one case in the AHS North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton to the northern provincial border and includes the Lakeland, was confirmed on Friday.

81 new cases, 1 death

Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said there are 80 Albertans in hospital, 17 of which are intensive care because of the virus.

Eighty-one new positive tests were confirmed on Friday in the province and one additional death.

Recoveries have increased to 66 per cent of total cases–as 4,020 people are no longer reporting symptoms of the 6,098 confirmed infected.

A new inmate at the Calgary Remand Centre has tested positive for novel coronavirus, said Dr. Hinshaw.

This is the first case fo the virus at a correctional centre.

Ninety-five cases linked to the Cargill meatpacking plant outbreak remain active and 849 have recovered.

Ninety-six cases linked to the JBS plant in Brooks are active and 497 have recovered.

Twenty-one cases are active at the Harmony meat plant and 16 have recovered.

The total number of infections at long-term care homes in the province is at 678.

  • Calgary Zone: 4,109 cases
  • South Zone: 1,133 cases
  • Edmonton Zone: 508 cases
  • North Zone: 227 cases
  • Central Zone: 97 cases
  • Unknown: 24 cases

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.