ST. PAUL - Two new active cases have been recorded on the Government of Alberta's online COVID map for the County of St. Paul region, which includes the Town of St. Paul and other communities in the nearby region. Two new cases have also been noted in Saddle Lake, as of Thursday.
The St. Paul region now has three active cases, and six recovered cases. According to the provincial map, the area includes a population of 16,493 people.
According to the Local Geographic Area labelled as "St. Paul (Saddle Lake and Surrounding St. Paul County)" there are a total of six active cases in the region.
In a briefing note posted on social media on Thursday evening, it was noted that two new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed in Saddle Lake, bringing the total number of cases in the community to three.
A contact tracing team continues to work in the community of Saddle Lake. The briefing note was prepared by Fran C. Ward, office manager of the Saddle Lake Health Care Centre.
On Thursday, the Government of Alberta reported 43 people were in hospital due to COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care. Five deaths in the last 24 hours.
A total of 113 new cases have been identified and 9,711 tests were completed in the last 24 hours, according to the provincial update.
AHS has also confirmed 24 individuals with COVID-19 were present at 21 schools throughout the province while infectious.
"Currently, the identified cases have come from community transmission, not transmission within the schools," according to the provincial government.