COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Active cases in County and City of Wetaskiwin continue to rise

County of Wetaskiwin switches status on COVID-19 aggregate data map as cases rise above 10.

Active COVID-19 cases have gone up again in the City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin.

On Thursday Alberta reported an additional 764 new cases of COVID-19 and Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that 21 per cent of Alberta’s active cases are variant cases.

The central zone has 343 variant cases are all of the B.1.1.7 UK Variant.

“It has been a long, hard 13 months for everyone but we can’t give up now. We’ve made it too far and we’re too close to getting through this,” Hinshaw said Thursday.

“The choices we make now will determine if cases are still growing in the days after Easter. Spring is here and I ask that all of us use that fact for encouragement. To hang on just a few months longer.”

In the latest provincial update on the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map the County of Wetaskiwin has 13 active cases.

The City of Wetaskiwin has 42 active cases.

Maskwacis Health Services is reporting 34 active COVID-19 cases included in which are 18 active variant cases. Since the start of the pandemic 16 people from Maskwacis died from COVID-19.

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