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Friday , 23 October 2020

COVID-19 recoveries increase to 87 per cent with just 19 new cases Monday

Eighty-seven per cent of all COVID-19 cases in Alberta have recovered as of Monday while active infections in the Lakeland remain at zero.

Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed just 19 new cases of the virus after 3,010 test results.

Three additional deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours, putting the COVID-19 death toll at 138.

Forty-five Albertans are in hospital and five of those are in intensive care.

Fourteen cases have recovered from the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, and St. Paul areas, with six showing resolved symptoms in the Vermilion River County area.

There are 762 active infections in the province while 5,979 Albertans have resolved symptoms.

In the AHS North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton the northern provincial border and includes the Lakeland, has 20 active cases and 200 recoveries, as of Sunday.

The Calgary Zone has seen almost 70 per cent of total infections.

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.