Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo
 Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo

New COVID-19 death reported in the City of Wetaskiwin

COVID-19 updates for the City and County of Wetaskiwin.

Both the City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin have been reporting a decrease in active COVID-19 cases.

The City of Wetaskiwin currently has 62 active cases and continues to drop from last week when the City was reporting over 100 active cases. In the latest provincial update on Jan. 19, 2021 however, it was announced that there has been a new COVID-19 death in the City of Wetaskiwin.

The death was one of five across the Central zone. Alberta reported 17 additional COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.

In her daily press briefing, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said, “These were parents, grandparents, siblings, coworkers, neighbours and friends to many. Their loss is felt by communities across Alberta.”

According to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 geospatial aggregate data map, the County of Wetaskiwin has 42 active cases. On Jan. 15, 2021 the County reported its first COVID-19 death.

“County Council and Administration would like to send our deepest condolences to everyone affected by this loss. Please continue to follow all public health guidelines as we all work together to keep each other safe through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement put out by the County of Wetaskiwin on their Facebook page read.

In their Jan.19, 2021 update Maskwacis Health Services reported 306 active cases. Elders in Ermineskin also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.

Maskwacis Health Services posted photos of some of those getting their vaccines to the Facebook page with words from the individuals on their experience with the vaccine.

One of the Elders shown, Ronald Littlechild, said, “I was ready and anxious to get the vaccine. I encourage the ones who are reluctant to reconsider.”



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Ronald Littlechild recieved his COVID-19 vaccine in Ermineskin Jan.19, 2021. Facebook/ Maskwacis Health Services.

Ronald Littlechild recieved his COVID-19 vaccine in Ermineskin Jan.19, 2021. Facebook/ Maskwacis Health Services.

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