Contrary to the recent results in Edmonton, the trend in COVID-19 infections in the Lesser Slave area last week was in the right direction. Downward.
As of Oct. 8, the number of cases in the Lesser Slave Region had declined since the previous week. In the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (which includes Slave Lake) there was only one active case listed on the Government of Alberta’s interactive COVID map. The day before, there had been three. However, a day later, there was one new case reported in the Lesser Slave River area. As of that date, the numbers hadn’t changed in Big Lakes or Opportunity.
Next door in the Big Lakes County zone it was zero active cases. Up in the M.D. of Opportunity (which for statistical purposes includes Bigstone Cree Nation), the number of active cases also dropped from three to two on Oct. 9.
In the AHS North Zone generally, Mackenzie County continued to be the hot spot, with by far the most cases to date (414) and 10 of them active as of Oct. 8. Thirteen people have died in that area.