May 22 COVID-19 update

Pearl Lorentzen

Lakeside Leader

As of May 22, Slave Lake remains at five cases – all recovered. Over the last few days, Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in the AHS North Zone.

The City of Grande Prairie has three new cases. This brings the total to six – three active and three recovered.

Yellowhead County, which includes Edson and surrounding communities, has one new case. This makes the total six – one active and five recovered.

There are 232 cases in North Zone – 18 are active, 199 recovered, and 15 people have died. None of these deaths happened this week.

On Tuesday May 19, a new case was announced in MacKenzie County, which includes High Level, Fort Vermilion, and other communities in northwestern Alberta.

This case is no longer in this region.

In general, a decrease in the number of cases within a health region (or county) is likely due to a person’s address being corrected, says an Alberta Government communication officer. Locations of cases are based on people’s identification. This can be out of date or entered incorrectly. Another possibility is the person moved. The interactive map on alberta.ca/COVID-19 has a running tally of cases of COVID-19.

Unless something news worthy happens the next COVID-19 update will be Monday, May 25.

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