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Number of cases of COVID-19 in the region increases

Confirmed cases scattered throughout the Lakeland
SUN COVID-19 graphic
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LAKELAND - The region has seen a slight increase in active COVID-19 cases over the last few days. 

The Lac La Biche area, previously at zero cases, now has three confirmed cases of the virus, according to the provincial mapping system, when set to the 'local geographic area.'

St. Paul (Saddle Lake and Surrounding St. Paul County) has 10 active cases - the most in the region. The specific area has seen a total of 51 confirmed cases, with 41 people now recovered. 

As of the Oct. 13 update from the Saddle Lake Health Care Centre, there were five active cases in the community, and one of those cases was in hospital.

The Bonnyville (Nearby Bonnyville MD) region has one active case, according to the map on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The eastern edge of the region, including Cold Lake (East Bonnyville MD) and Frog Lake were reporting zero active cases on the map.

Cold Lake First Nations posted a community update video on YouTube on Oct. 14, confirming the first active case of COVID-19 on the nation. The nation was notified Wednesday morning of the active case, with officials recommending people remain calm. Contact investigation around the individual is being done. 

The individual is quarantined at home with household members.

The Smoky Lake region is showing one active case, and the Athabasca region is also showing just one active case.

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