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Wednesday , 21 October 2020
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Recoveries continue to increase in COVID-19 cases in the Lakeland and province

There are 31 active cases of COVID-19 in the AHS North Zone, which extends just north of Edmonton the provincial border, and more infections have seen symptoms resolve in the Lakeland area as of Sunday.

The St. Paul area now has one active case of the virus the province’s data map shows with two recovered cases.

There remain no active cases in the Bonnyville or Cold Lake area with seven and four recoveries, respectively.

In the Vermilion River County area, the cases have updated on Sunday to show two active infections and three recovered.

The North Zone has had 227 total confirmed cases of novel coronavirus with 86 per cent resolved cases.

96 new cases Sunday, one death

Seventy-two per cent of all COVID-19 infections in Alberta have resolved (1,506), which means there are 1,747 active cases of 6,253 total.

There are 71 people currently in hospital, 13 of whom are in intensive care.

  • 1,159 active cases and 3,003 recovered cases in the Calgary zone
  • 470 active cases and 673 recovered cases in the South zone
  • 65 active cases and 432 recovered cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 31 active cases and 181 recovered cases in the North zone
  • 17 active cases and 81 recovered cases in the Central zone
  • Five active cases and 19 recovered cases in zones yet to be confirmed

There have been 687 cases to date with an unknown exposure.

The total deaths are 117: 82 in the Calgary zone; 15 in the North zone; 12 in the Edmonton zone; seven in the South zone; and one in the Central zone.

There are 115 active cases and 519 recovered cases at continuing care facilities. Eighty-four residents at these facilities have died.

There are 58 active cases among workers from the Cargill meat processing plant in High River, and 893 have recovered.

There are 82 active cases among workers from JBS Foods Canada in Brooks, and 520 have recovered.

Seventeen active cases have been confirmed at Harmony Beef, and 21 individuals have recovered.

There have been 173,023 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 185,293 tests performed by the lab.

In the last 24 hours, 4,186 tests have been completed.

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.