Saturday , 15 May 2021

17 active infections of COVID in Saddle Lake

Saddle Lake officials are reporting there are 17 active cases of COVID-19 on the nation with three recoveries on Friday night.

Four new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours with the nation’s first three infections recovered.

They’ve conducted 903 total tests since September 7, when band officials enforced stricter travel limits while shutting down non-essential services.

No testing will be available this weekend, however.

Handful of infections in certain areas of the Lakeland

Recoveries have gone up in the latter half of the week elsewhere in the Lakeland.

The Alberta Government’s virus data map shows four active cases within the M.D. of Bonnyville and one active infection in Vermilion River County.

Cold Lake has zero active cases with six recoveries.

Smoky Lake’s “local geographic area” indicated on the government’s virus map shows four active cases as well.

St. Paul’s local geographic area, which includes Saddle Lake, has 18 active cases total.

Alberta update

On Friday, the province reported 107 new cases of the virus and one death.

It appears there was the first community spread of coronavirus at a school with two people from Waverley School testing positive this week.

Approximately 12 students of Grade 1 and 2’s plus seven staff members are in self-isolation.

Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw cautioned Albertans to not stigmatize people or schools who do get ill.

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.