COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Cases in Wetaskiwin area grow; 44 active cases in City of Wetaskiwin

732 new cases across the province Wednesday

As COVID-19 cases across the province continue to grow, so do the numbers in the Wetaskiwin area.

Alberta recorded 732 new cases Wednesday Nov.18, 2020 and 11 additional COVID-19 deaths.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, also stated that almost 25 per cent of Alberta’s COVID-19 deaths have come since Nov.1, 2020.

“The human costs of COVID are rising rapidly,” Hinshaw said. “If we do not change our trajectory, the implications are grim.”

The County of Wetaskiwin now has 18 active cases and the City of Wetaskiwin has 44 active cases of COVID-19.

Two WRPS schools, Buck Mountain Central School and Wetaskiwin Composite High School, also have active outbreaks according to the Government of Alberta’s data.

Both the County of Wetaskiwin and City of Wetaskiwin continue to be enhanced status zones on the provincial status map.