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St. Paul region over 100 active cases again

St. Paul region has most active cases in the Lakeland region
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The St. Paul region is once again red on the provincial map, with more than 100 active cases of COVID-19.

*The St. Paul region is now showing 120 cases, as of Saturday, Jan. 9. Other numbers have also been updated on the provincial map.*

LAKELAND - The St. Paul region is once again showing over 100 active cases of COVID-19, following an update to the provincial map.

While the region had shown a decrease in active cases of the virus over the past couple weeks, the region has changed back to a red colour on the provincial map. There are 108 active cases of COVID-19 in the St. Paul region, as of Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. One death is also reported on the map.

The M.D. of Bonnyville region is showing 75 cases and one death, while Cold Lake has 60 active cases.

Smoky Lake County is showing 61 active cases and three deaths, although according to Alberta Health Services there are now four deaths connected to an outbreak at the Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre.

To the north, the Lac La Biche region is reporting 33 active cases and three deaths.


Starting immediately, vaccines will be offered to health-care workers in medical, surgical and COVID-19 units, according to a provincial update on Friday.

About 3,300 COVID unit staff and 15,400 medical and surgical unit staff are now eligible for the vaccine.

A directive from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has been issued that will allow doctors, nurses and pharmacists who are not Alberta Health Services employees to deliver the vaccine.

“We’ve made remarkable progress in our vaccine rollout, and our goal from the beginning has been to get doses delivered as quickly as we receive them. We want to see every appointment filled, which is why I’ve asked Alberta Health Services to start offering the vaccine to health-care workers from COVID-19 and medical or surgical units, and get them booked for appointments," said Hinshaw.


Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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