15 North Zone deaths

Including one each from Big Lakes and Opportunity

Pearl Lorentzen

Lakeside Leader

The week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 15 North Zone people died from COVID. Two of them lived in municipalities which border the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (one in Big Lakes County and the other in the M.D. of Opportunity). 

The other deceased were from Yellowhead County (three), M.D. of Greenview (two), Lac Ste. Anne County (two),  Mackenzie County (two), M.D. of Peace (one), Grande Prairie County (one), Cold Lake (one), Hinton (one), and Thornhill County (one).

The North Zone people who died from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 were one man (in his 20s), one woman and one man (30s), a woman and two men (60s), a woman and two men (70s), five women and one man (80 or older).

The North Zone covers half of Alberta Jasper and Cold Lake to the border with the Northwest Territories.


From Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, the COVID-19 situation (active on Oct. 1) in Lesser Slave River (LSR) and its closest neighbours was:

  • LSR – 101 active (52 new & 79 recovered) – three outbreaks
  • Big Lakes – 120 active (70 new, 69 recovered, & one died)
  • Westlock County – 87 active (51 new & 36 recovered)
  • Opportunity – 55 active (36 new, 50 recovered, & one died)
  • Woodlands County – 10 active (17 new & six recovered)
  • Whitecourt – 161 active (115 new & 59 recovered)
  • Athabasca County – 21 active (14 new & 20 recovered)
  • Northern Sunrise County – 64 active (45 new & 19 recovered).

The LSR cases could be in Slave Lake, Sawridge First Nation, or LSR from Assineau to Flatbush.

In September 2021, the AHS North Zone had 8,873 new cases and 57 new deaths. Of these cases, 277 cases and three deaths were in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (which includes the Town of Slave Lake and Sawridge First Nation). Graph built by Leader staff with data from alberta.ca.

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