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Wednesday , 3 March 2021

COVID-19

Fewer cases but more deaths

In the latest COVID-19 update the province reported an overall decrease in cases. However another 96 people have died of the virus since Dec. 29. As of Jan. 4, there are a total of 13,839 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. This is a decrease of 716 cases since …

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Province reports 112 COVID-19 deaths over holidays.

There were a total of 112 COVID-19 deaths between Dec. 23 and Dec. 27 in Alberta, bringing the provincial total since the beginning of the pandemic up to 1,002 according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw in her update this afternoon. There are currently 878 people in …

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COVID-19 immunizations begin in St. Paul

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in St. Paul began on Christmas Eve according to Alberta Health Services. Sixty eligible respiratory therapists, physicians, and continuing care healthcare workers from St. Paul and some surrounding areas made appointments at the designated immunization site to get vaccinated. According to Lisa LaFerriere, a communications …

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Catholic bishops okay COVID-19 vaccine

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a wide range of beliefs and opinions about the disease, the response, and the development of the vaccine. With more polarized discussions in recent weeks, Catholics in Alberta have turned to the church for guidance on how to morally navigate …

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Lakeland COVID update: 8 new cases in County of St. Paul

On Monday, there are now 157 active cases of COVID-19 within the St. Paul-Saddle Lake area under “local geographic area” on the province’s virus data map. There are 28 active cases on Saddle Lake First Nation in their last update on Sunday evening, with two active cases in hospital. When …

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AHS declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Lac La Biche and Smoky Lake hospitals

Alberta Health Services has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two Lakeland hospitals on Thursday. They have been declared at William J. Cadzow Healthcare Centre in Lac La Biche and George McDougall-Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre. AHS said in a public statement online late Thursday afternoon that three individuals associated with William J. …

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Lakeland COVID update: 48 new cases in the area Thursday

There are 16 new cases listed on the province’s COVID-19 data map in the St. Paul-Saddle Lake “local geographic area” on Thursday. There are 165 active cases listed in that area with 267 recoveries. Saddle Lake News, Events, and Information reported 26 active cases and two in hospital in their …

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Two Hills Mennonite School closed because of COVID-19

Two Hills Mennonite School is now closed to students because of the number of positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students, and the number of people who are legally required to isolate as close contacts. There are 50 active cases of COVID-19 in the County of Two Hills according to …

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