Sept. 15 COVID update: recoveries in Lesser Slave & Opportunity; one new active case in Slave

Pearl Lorentzen

Lakeside Leader

On September 15, the M.D. of Lesser Slave River and M.D. of Opportunity COVID-19 numbers changed. Mostly, for the better.

In Lesser Slave, three people recovered from COVID-19. Unfortunately, one new active case was confirmed. With the changes, Lesser Slave had 12 cases – two active and 10 recovered.

To the northeast, the final four active cases in the M.D. of Opportunity recovered, so Opportunity had five total – all recovered.

Municipal district (M.D.) and county numbers include COVID-19 cases in towns, First Nations and Metis Settlements with populations under 10,000. Therefore, the Lesser Slave cases could be in the M.D., Town of Slave Lake, Smith, Hondo, Chisholm, Flatbush, Marten Beach, Wagner, Widewater, Canyon Creek, Swan River First Nation, or Assineau.

With the changes in Lesser Slave River and Opportunity, all active cases in Lesser Slave and neighbouring municipalities were in three regions. These were Lesser Slave (two – one new), Athabasca County (one), and Northern Sunrise County (three – new over the weekend). However, the M.D. of Opportunity and Big Lakes, Westlock, and Woodlands counties had no active cases.

AHS North Zone

The AHS North Zone is massive. It covers the northern half of Alberta from Jasper, Athabasca, and Cold Lake to the border with the Northwest Territories.

Within the North Zone, MacKenzie County had the most active cases – 62. With 50, Fort McMurray had the second most.

COVID-19 cases by region are available on an map under the subheading Geospatial on the Alberta government’s interactive COVID-19 statistics.

The next scheduled COVID-19 update will be Friday, Sept. 18.

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