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Tuesday , 20 October 2020
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Almost three-quarters of all Alberta COVID-19 cases recovered, just 47 new cases Monday

The status of COVID-19 in the Lakeland remains the same on Monday.

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

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

Just one new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the AHS North Zone on Monday, which extends just north of Edmonton to the provincial border and includes the Lakeland.

  • 1,011 active cases and 3,131 recovered cases in the Calgary zone
  • 338 active cases and 809 recovered cases in the South zone
  • 53 active cases and 437 recovered cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 27 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 20 recovered cases in zones yet to be confirmed

47 new cases, two deaths

Nesrly seventy-four per cent of all COVID-19 cases in Alberta have recovered as 4,659 people in the province have seen symptoms resolve and 1,524 cases are active.

Seventy-three Albertans are in hospital currently from the virus and 12 of those are intensive care.

Just 47 new cases were confirmed in the province by chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw on Monday and two additional deaths, both occurring from long-term care home residents in the North and Calgary Zones.

However, the death toll will remain at 117, because two previous deaths were previously incorrectly classified as COVID-19 related, said Dr. Hinshaw.

The number of tests processed fell under 3,000, which ends a run of four straight days of exceeding that testing capacity.

One hundred and two cases are active at long-term care homes and 542 have recovered.

Thirty-six cases linked to the Cargill meatpacking plant in High River are active and 911 are recovered.

Fifty-eight cases linked to the JBS plant in Brooks are active and 548 are recovered.

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Calgary Remand Centre, which is unrelated from the first identified.

An online website is live today that gives guidelines for businesses to follow as they plan to open as early as May 14 in the province’s relaunch strategy.

Calgary residents who are asymptomatic but work outside the home can be tested for novel coronavirus for the next week.

Dr. Hinshaw said they’ll conduct up to a thousand Calgary residents who are asymptomatic.

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.