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Monday , 19 October 2020
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Cold Lake area COVID-19 case recovers, 50 per cent of Alberta’s total infections resolved

A COVID-19 case in the Cold Lake area has resolved on Monday, which now leaves one active case in the city region and three recoveries.

A new active case was confirmed in the Vermilion River County area on Sunday and one has recovered.

There remain three active cases of the virus in the St. Paul area and one active case in the Vermilion River County area.

Seven total cases have occurred in the Bonnyville area and all have recovered.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services will jointly take on hospital patients who would typically go to the Lloydminster Hospital where an outbreak was reported last week.

Forty-one cases have occurred in Lloydminster and at least 13 were linked to this hospital outbreak.

70 new cases, nine additional deaths

Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday and announced nine additional deaths related to the virus.

Four of these deaths occurred over the past 24 hours, while the others took place over the past 10 days and were only recently confirmed as COVID-related.

The number of recoveries has increased to 2,942, just over half of the total cases (5,826).

The COVID-19 death toll is now at 104.

Elective surgeries began today and AHS estimates that up to 30,000 surgeries could be conducted over the next six weeks.

Six hundred and twenty-one cases total have occurred at long-term care homes and 469 infections have been linked to the JBS plant in Brooks.

The Cargill meatpacking plant, which has 936 total cases and 810 recoveries, opened its doors today after being temporarily closed since April 20.

An outbreak has also been identified at a Purolator distribution centre in Calgary with 30 infections.

  • Calgary Zone: 3,905 cases
  • South Zone: 1,085 cases
  • Edmonton Zone: 503 cases
  • North Zone: 221 cases
  • Central Zone: 89 cases
  • Unknown: 33 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.