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Monday , 19 October 2020
The province's virus data map changed on Thursday. The red areas show to the top 10 per cent of affected areas (34-3525 cases) and gets lighter in areas with fewer infections. Image credit: Government of Alberta.

81 per cent of COVID-19 cases recovered, one case resolves in Vermilion River County area

The province’s virus data map changed on Thursday. The red areas show to the top 10 per cent of affected areas (34-3525 cases) and becomes lighter in areas with fewer infections. Image credit: Government of Alberta. 

Eighty-one per cent of all Alberta COVID-19 infections have recovered as of Thursday.

There remain 1,131 active infections with 5,205 individuals showing resolved symptoms.

Another recovery has happened in the Vermilion River County area, which leaves one active infection and four total recoveries.

Fourteen total cases of the virus have occurred in the Bonnyville, Cold Lake, and St. Paul areas all have resolved.

Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed 50 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday after 4,816 tests were processed in the past 24 hours.

Hospitalization levels are down as well, as there are 65 Albertans in hospital with ten of those in intensive care.

However, one additional death at a Calgary long-term care home now moves the provincial death toll to 121.

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.