Thursday , 21 October 2021
The Lakeland area highlighted on the province's virus data map. Image credit: Alberta Government.

Another COVID-19 case recovers in Cold Lake area, just 54 new cases provincially on Thursday

The Lakeland area highlighted on the province’s virus data map. Image credit: Alberta Government. 

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in the Cold Lake area as of Thursday, as the fourth individual in that region with the virus has recovered.

The only active cases in the Lakeland confirmed on the province’s data map are two infections both in the St. Paul and Vermilion areas.

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

In fact, in the AHS North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton to the northern and eastern border and includes the Lakeland, the total cases dropped by three from yesterday, which may be a data entry error.

54 new cases, 2 deaths

Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday for a provincial total of 6,017.

Two additional deaths have reported, which puts the provincial death toll at 114 due to the virus.

Sixty-three per cent of total cases have recovered–3,809.

Six hundred and thirty-two cases have been reported in long-term care homes in the province.

At the Cargill meatpacking plant in High River, the largest outbreak in Norht America, 826 people have recovered of the 944 infected.

At the JBS plant in Brooks, 466 recoveries have occurred in the 583 total cases.

The Kearl Lake oilfield site has 99 confirmed or probable novel coronavirus cases, 78 of which are located in Alberta.

  • Calgary Zone: 4,044 cases
  • South Zone: 1,124 cases
  • Edmonton Zone: 505 cases
  • North Zone: 226 cases
  • Central Zone: 94 cases
  • Unknown: 24 cases

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.