Four nearby COVID deaths

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

From Feb. 18 to 25, 11 people from the AHS North Zone died from COVID-19. None of these people were from Slave Lake, but four were from nearby communities – Westlock County (incl. Westlock): two, Woodlands County: one, and Northern Sunrise County: one.

The other people who died were from the County of Northern Lights (two), and one each from the M.D. of Peace, M.D. of Bonnyville, Fort McMurray, Yellowhead, Lac Ste. Anne and Thornhill counties.

Outbreaks

A new outbreak in High Prairie, at Pleasant View Lodge, brought the number of COVID outbreaks in Slave Lake and neighbouring municipalities up to 14. The three in Slave Lake (Vanderwell Heritage Place, continuing care, and the homeless shelter) started in January. Outbreaks stay on the list until four weeks after the final case.

Nearby

Overall the number of active cases has gone down in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (incl. Slave Lake and Sawridge) and its closest neighbours.

COVID cases from the eight days from Feb. 18 to 25 (active on Feb. 25):

  • Lesser Slave River – 20 active (12 new & 11 recovered) – three outbreaks.
  • Big Lakes County – 60 active (43 new & 71 recovered) – two outbreaks (one new).
  • Westlock County – 61 active (22 new, 31 recovered, & two died) – four outbreaks.
  • M.D. of Opportunity – 15 active (four new & 14 recovered) – one outbreak.
  • Woodlands County – one active (three recovered & one died).
  • Whitecourt – 25 active (10 new & 32 recovered) – one outbreak.
  • Athabasca County – 24 active (14 new, 30 recovered, & one died) – three outbreaks. 
  • Northern Sunrise County – eight active (two new & 11 recovered).

The number of cases may be higher as COVID numbers on alberta.ca only include PCR tests. Not everyone is eligible for PCR tests.

From Feb. 18 to 25, 11 people from the AHS North Zone died from COVID-19 – two each from Westlock County and County of Northern Lights, and one each from Woodlands, Northern Sunrise, Yellowhead, Lac Ste. Anne and Thornhill counties, and the M.D. of Peace, M.D. of Bonnyville, and Fort McMurray. 
The 11 people were a man and a woman in their 50s, a man and a woman in their 60s, two men in their 70s, a woman and four men in their 80s.
Built by Leader staff with data from alberta.ca.

Last week’s COVID article.

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