COVID-19 active cases in the County and City of Wetaskiwin continue to decline and plateau as active cases rise across the province.
As of the last provincial update the County of Wetaskiwin has 52 active cases. The County of Wetaskiwin now has two COVID-19 deaths.
The City of Wetaskiwin currently has 73 active cases.
Maskwacis Health Services is reporting 44 active cases in Maskwacis. Maskwacis has had a total of 17 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Wednesday May 5, 2021, Alberta also reported 2,271 new COVID-19 cases, making the province’s current active case total more than 24,000.
New public health measures are to take effect later this week for municipalities or areas with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people or 30 or more active COVID-19 cases.
“If you can stay home please stay home, at least over the next three weeks. I know all of this is discouraging to hear, nobody wants to be here, especially after 14 months with multiple waves of this pandemic,” said Premier Jason Kenney.
“But our commitment to the health and safety of Albertans must come first.”
Wednesday morning the Premier announced that starting next week Albertans 12 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
“Today I am pleased to announce that by this coming Monday, every single Albertan over the age of 12 will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine,” Kenney stated in his announcement. “This reflects late-breaking news this morning from Health Canada that the Pfizer vaccine is safe for children at 12 years of age and older, which is obviously great news.”