Screen grab/ Government of Alberta aggregate data map

Screen grab/ Government of Alberta aggregate data map

One additional COVID-19 death reported in the City of Wetaskiwin

Active cases in the County and City of Wetaskiwin continue to decline.

COVID-19 cases in the County and City of Wetaskiwin, both separated on the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map, remain consistent.

The County currently has 32 active COVID-19 cases and still remains at two COVID deaths. Since the start of the pandemic 330 people have recovered from the virus in Wetaskiwin County.

The City of Wetaskiwin currently has 55 active cases. The province has reported an additional COVID-19 death this week for the City of Wetaskiwin, putting the city at a total of seven COVID deaths. 860 people have recovered from the virus in the City of Wetaskiwin since the start of the pandemic.

In a press conference Tuesday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that the province is heading in the right direction in the fight against the virus.

“I’m pleased to see our new case numbers declining, this suggests that our public health measures are beginning to have an impact, thanks to the sacrifices Albertans are making every day,” Hinshaw said.

“However there is more to do and we have a long way to go.”

According to the Government of Alberta’s list of outbreaks in the province, three Wetaskiwin locations have COVID-19 outbreaks. Supportive living site Peace Hills Lodge, Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, and Wetaskiwin Home Hardware Western distribution centre currently all have outbreaks.

Two schools within the City of Wetaskiwin are under COVID-19 alert status, Sacred Heart School and Clear Vista School. Alert status means there is two to four active cases known from the schools.

On May 18, 2021 Maskwacis Health Services reported that Maskwacis currently has 19 active cases and 17 COVID-19 deaths. There are 2,038 recovered cases in Maskwacis.

In a press conference Tuesday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that the province is heading in the right direction in the fight against the virus.



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