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Tuesday , 22 September 2020

Third case of COVID-19 in Cold Lake resolved, Bonnyville remains with four active cases

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in the Cold Lake area on Tuesday, as the third case has been resolved.

Since Monday, the Alberta Government’s virus map now shows a breakdown of active and recovered cases across the province.

The Bonnyville area has had three recoveries from COVID-19 and remains with four active cases of the virus.

Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw was not available today for a press conference, but Premier Jason Kenney will address Albertans tonight at 6:00pm.

He will reveal projections on what the COVID-19 outbreak could look like in the province.

There was only 25 new cases of the virus confirmed on Tuesday, but two additional deaths.

The provincial total is at 1373 cases and 26 deaths.

Recoveries are shooting up as well, with 447 people showing resolved symptoms of the virus, up 86 from Monday.

There are currently 90 Albertans in hospital from novel coronavirus and 31 in intensive care.

No visitors at long term care centres, rare exceptions

Dr. Hinshaw did put a ban in place on Tuesday on visitors to the province’s long term and continuing care facilities.

Unless a resident is dying or the person is essential for delivering care, no visitors will be allowed.

That includes all licensed, supportive living, long-term care and other continuing care facilities.

Families, friends, and religious leaders are allowed in the case of death.

Only one person will be allowed in at a time and they will be screened at the door

If you’re sick, you’ll be turned away.

In total, 112 cases and 13 deaths from COVID-19 have occurred at continuing care facilities.

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.