Thursday , 17 June 2021

Active Lakeland COVID infections continue to fluctuate

There are 17 active COVID-19 cases reported in the Cold Lake area under “Local Geographic Area” as of Tuesday on the AHS virus data map, however, if the numbers include infections from a nearby First Nation, the true number could be lower.

Cold Lake First Nations is reporting eight active cases and seven recoveries on Tuesday, and the numbers may not yet be reflected on the AHS map.

There are seven active cases in the Bonnyville area, which includes one active case in Kehewin First Nation.

Ten cases are active in the St. Paul area, which includes two active in Saddle Lake First Nation.

One active infection remains in the Smoky Lake area, and one case in the Frog Lake area as well.

One case is active in Vermilion River County and three are active in Lloydminster, reported on the AHS map.

All four cases in the Lac La Biche area have been resolved.

In Alberta on Tuesday, 422 new infections were reported, making a total of 4,738, the highest the province has seen to date. Roughly half of the cases are in the Edmonton area.

Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 15 in the Edmonton and Calgary zones.

There are 123 Albertans hospitalized and 16 in intensive care due to the virus.

The death toll has reached 309 and the average age of those deceased is 82.

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.