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Wednesday , 21 October 2020
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COVID-19 cases increase by 218 on Friday, recoveries at roughly 42 per cent of total cases in Alberta

Just four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the AHS North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton to the northern provincial border, and no new cases in the Lakeland area.

On Thursday, a third case of the virus was confirmed in the St. Paul area.

There remains two active cases in the Cold Lake area and one active case in the Vermilion River County area.

Seven cases have recovered in the Bonnyville area and two cases have recovered in the Cold Lake area.

218 new cases, three deaths

Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed 218 new cases of novel coronavirus on Friday in Alberta for a total of 5.573 cases.

Three deaths, which all occurred with long-term care homes with outbreaks, were confirmed in the past 24 hours, putting the province’s COVID-19 death toll at 92.

The number of people with resolved symptoms of the virus have increased to 2,359, roughly 42 per cent of total cases.

An outbreak has been announced in Balzac at the Amazon Fulfillment facility with five cases.

Five hundred and eighty cases have occurred at long-term care homes, 921 cases are linked to workers at the Cargill meatpacking plant in High River, and 390 cases are linked to the JBS plant in Brooks.

A new app is live called Alberta Trace Together which is voluntary technology that could alert you if you’ve come into contact with someone who has COVID-19.

  • Calgary Zone: 3,708 cases
  • South Zone: 1,033 cases
  • Edmonton Zone: 498 cases
  • North Zone: 215 cases
  • Central Zone: 87 cases
  • Unknown: 32 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.