May 8 COVID-19 update: Slave Lake returns to five cases – likely a clerical correction

Pearl Lorentzen

Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake returns to five cases today (from six) – all recovered. The reduction by one likely means that the address in the sixth case was incorrect, or they moved.

A decrease in the number of cases within a health region (or county) is likely a correction of a person’s address, says John Muir, communications officer with Alberta Government. Addresses are based on people’s identification. At times, this is incorrect or was entered wrong. Another possibility is the person has moved. The interactive map on alberta.ca/COVID-19 has a running tally of cases of COVID-19. 

The same thing happened in Big Lakes County.

These two fewer cases are the only changes in the North Zone. This makes the total in the North Zone 227 (two fewer than on May 6).

On May 8, in Alberta, there are new 81 cases. This brings the total to 6,098. Of these, 4,020 people have recovered, and 115 people have died. One woman in Calgary Zone died today.

Across Alberta, there are 678 cases in outbreaks in seniors’ care facilities.

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