North Zone suffers 10th COVID-19 death

A resident of J. B. Wood Continuing Care Centre in High Prairie, within the North Zone, has died from COVID-19 – one of two people in Alberta who succumbed to the coronavirus within a 24-hour timeframe. The fatality was a man in his 80’s.

J. B. Wood is one of two continuing care facilities listed in the North Zone with active outbreaks – meaning, the sites have had two or more cases. The other is the Manoir du Lac Continuing Care Facility in McLennan, where seven residents have died and more than two dozen residents, as well as 11 staff, are sick with COVID-19.

Of the current total of 61 coronavirus-related deaths in the province, 39 were residents at 29 long-term care facilities across Alberta. And, to date, 358 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 death count in the North Zone, which also includes the Central Peace, Grande Prairie and surrounding areas, now stands at 10. With five new cases identified in the past 24 hours, the North Zone currently has a total 148 cases.

Throughout the province, the total cases have crossed the 3,000 mark – to 3,095 – with 187 new cases confirmed. Of these, 1,273 – or 41.13% of the total active cases – have recovered.

Sixty-four people are in hospital, with 18 being admitted to intensive care units.

Below is a breakdown, by health zones, of COVID-19 cases across the province.

  • 2,204 cases in the Calgary Zone – 71%
  • 446 cases in the Edmonton Zone – 14%
  • 200 cases in the South Zone – 6%
  • 148 cases in the North Zone – 5%
  • 77 cases in the Central Zone (unchanged from yesterday) – 2%
  • 20 cases (investigation continues to identify health zones) – 1%