COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

City of Wetaskiwin COVID-19 cases continue to rapidly climb

Active COVID-19 cases in the City of Wetaskiwin continue to climb rapidly. As of the most recent provincial numbers update, the city has 272 active cases.

The County of Wetaskiwin, separated from the City of Wetaskiwin on the Government of Alberta’s provincial COVID aggregate data map, is reported to have 97 active cases.

On Jan. 18, 2022, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, reported an additional 3,279 cases of COVID across the province. The province currently has a testing positivity rate of 38.8 per cent.

Alberta has 70,223 active cases of COVID.

“Since late last week, 51 per cent of new non-ICU admissions are due to COVID and 49 per cent are cases where the infection was not determined to be a cause of admission, or not possible to determine.” Hinshaw said on Twitter.

“For ICU, 74 per cent of new admissions were due to COVID and 26 per cent.”

The Community Health Centre, Good Samaritan Society-Good Shepherd Home, Optimal Living-Sagebrush, Peace Hills Lodge, and Catholic Social Services- St. Gabriel in Wetaskiwin all are listed by the province as COVID outbreak locations.

Maskwacis Health Services reported 402 active cases as of Jan. 18, 2022. Maskwacis Four Nations directors of emergency management and Maskwacis Health Service posted Jan.19, 2022, that all public social gatherings in Maskwacis are restricted and it is recommended that the people of Maskwacis limit visitors from outside of their own households and limit unnecessary travel.

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