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Tuesday , 29 September 2020

COVID-19 case recovers in Bonnyville on Tuesday, two active confirmed cases remain

Another person with COVID-19 in Bonnyville has had their symptoms resolved, provincial data shows on Tuesday.

There are now two confirmed active cases of novel coronavirus in the Bonnyville area and seven have occurred total.

The Cold Lake area has seen three cases, which have recovered.

One hundred twenty-eight of the new cases confirmed Tuesday, 138 total, are from the Calgary Zone, said chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw at her daily briefing.

Two-thirds of total cases in Alberta are in the Calgary area.

Two new cases were identified in the North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton to the provincial border, and includes the Lakeland area.

She told Albertans to expect a rise in cases as testing was extended to everyone with COVID-19 symptoms on Monday.

Two deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours, which brings the death toll from COVID-19 in Alberta to 48.

These two deaths were at long-term or continuing care facilities, including the 21st death at McKenzie Towne in Calgary.

There have been 214 cases in seniors care facilities.

The recoveries provincewide have increased by 37, to a total of 914 recoveries.

There has been 1,870 cases of COVID-19 total in Alberta.

  • Calgary Zone: 1,242 cases
  • Edmonton Zone: 402 cases
  • North Zone: 107 cases
  • Central Zone: 74 cases
  • South Zone: 36 cases
  • Unknown: nine cases

Just over 2,800 tests were done in the past 24 hours.

The provincial government is also providing $3 million to Caregivers Alberta to expand supports for caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.

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.