Thursday , 13 May 2021

Total COVID cases up to 11 in Saddle Lake

Saddle Lake Cree Nation is reporting the total cases of COVID within the community is up to 11 on Wednesday night.

This is an increase of three new cases in the past 24 hours.

Saddle Lake put a lockdown in place Sept. 7 as the first infection was reported to band officials two days prior.

Since then, 745 swabs have been completed on the nation with 19 tests completed Wednesday.

Image credit: Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

Federal doctors have been assisting local health care workers and emergency management personnel.

Wednesday saw the first new positive infection since Sunday.

In surrounding communities, there are five active cases in the M.D. of Bonnyville area shown on the Alberta Government’s virus data map, with 10 recoveries. 

The Cold Lake area has one active case with five recoveries.

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.