COVID-19 UPDATE: January 4

On January 4, Alberta Health Services confirmed 5,107 new cases of COVID-19 over the last five day, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 105,535.

96 people passed away, which means 1,142 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.

In the North Zone, there are 7,459 cases of COVID-19 and 69 people have passed away, including one person in the most recent update.

There are currently 1,284 active cases in our zone with 114 in Big Lakes County, 47 in the MD of Peace, 46 in Northern Sunrise County, 32 in the MD of Greenview, 11 in Mackenzie County, seven in the MD of Spirit River, five in the MD of Smoky River,  while all other jurisdictions in our area have two or less active cases.

AHS is reporting that 90,554 people have recovered from the virus.

This means that there are currently 13,839 active cases across Alberta.

Outbreaks have been declared at the following facilities:

  • Heimstaed Lodge, LaCrete
  • Peace River Correctional Facility

To help slow spread or ease fear of catching COVID-19, the government recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and to avoid touching the face.

The Government of Alberta also made masks mandatory indoors

– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom

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