COVID Weekly: no near cases, but curve going up

Pearl Lorentzen

Lakeside Leader

As of July 31, there were no active COVID-19 cases in Slave Lake or in any neighbouring municipality. The nearest case was one in the M.D. of Smoky River. The case announced in Slave Lake on Friday July 24, was removed on July 27. This was likely because the person’s address was incorrect.

North Zone

However, in other regions of the AHS North Zone the number of cases continued to rise, with 47 new cases in a week. There were 557 total North Zone cases – 107 active, 433 recovered, and 17 deaths (none new).

AHS North Zone curve of COVID-19 cases.

Of the active cases, 13 people were in hospital, with two of these in intensive care units (ICU). Thirteen is the highest number of people in hospital in the North Zone, since numbers were released in June.

There were 107 active cases in 17 regions in the AHS North Zone. Regions had one active (six regions) to 58 (MacKenzie). The next highest was the City of Grande Prairie with nine. In western northern Alberta from MacKenzie County to south of Grande Prairie, most municipalities had at least one active case.

MacKenzie County 58
City of Grande Prairie9
Wood Buffalo8
Grande Prairie County2
M.D. of Greenview5
Fort McMurray 5
Clear Hills County4
Town of Hinton4
M.D. of Spirit River2
Lac St. Anne County2
M.D. Smoky River1
County of Northern Lights1
M.D. of Peace1
City of Cold Lake1
Smoky Lake County1
Thornhild County2
M.D. of Fairview1
Active COVID-19 cases in the AHS North Zone.

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