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Friday , 22 January 2021

Lakeland COVID update: 48 new cases in the area Thursday

There are 16 new cases listed on the province’s COVID-19 data map in the St. Paul-Saddle Lake “local geographic area” on Thursday. There are 165 active cases listed in that area with 267 recoveries.

Saddle Lake News, Events, and Information reported 26 active cases and two in hospital in their last update Wednesday evening, with 212 recoveries.

Ten new cases have been listed in the Lac La Biche area under “local geographic area.” There are 87 active cases, 71 recoveries, and one death total.

Frog Lake First Nation reported one new case on Wednesday and two recoveries. There are 15 active cases with one in hospital on the Nation. In Frog Lake’s “local geographic area” on the Alberta COVID map, there are 50 active cases with 14 recoveries.

Active cases are down slightly in both the Bonnyville and Cold Lake areas.

There are 31 active cases in Bonnyville’s “local geographic area” after three new positive tests in the past 24 hours, with 90 recoveries. Eight cases are active in Kehewin with 47 recoveries in Kehewin Communications last report on Wednesday.

In the Cold Lake area, there are 56 active cases with 122 recoveries after two new infections, which includes three active cases in Cold Lake First Nations.

Two new cases in the Smoky Lake under “local geographic area.” There is 36 active and 49 recovered.

In Two Hills County, there are still 50 active cases with one new cases and one recovery in the past 24 hours.

In Vermilion River County, there are 41 active cases, 31 recoveries, and one death after four new cases.

Provincial update

On Thursday, chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 1,566 new cases after roughly 16,800 tests.

The provincial positivity rate is 9 per cent.

There are 682 Albertans in hospital and 124 in ICU’s.

In the past 24 hours, 13 COVID related deaths have been reported to Alberta Health, Dr. Hinshaw said.

Editor’s note: All case totals are from the province’s virus data map and local First Nations health authorities. They are totalled by “local geographic area” on the map to get the most precise information, except for Two Hills County and Vermilion River County, which is sorted by municipality. Case totals change for each area depending on how you search the map.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.