Grande Prairie records 28 new COVID-19 cases

By Shaun Penner	
		COVID-19 Update February 14		28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie 284 across Alberta

Fayette County's rate of new Covid infections - measured in 2-week increments - has fallen back below 1 in 10 to 9.8% as of February 13, according to the daily report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

There are five females and six males and all but one are in the Eastern Health region.

An update on the number of the more contagious COVID-19 variants has not been reported by the province since Friday, when 171 cases were reported in Alberta, including 15 new cases reported in the previous 24 hours.

"Four of those 29 cases have evidence of recent travel, suggesting that the majority of cases identified in MA are community-acquired", she said. That brings the county total of new cases to 5,645.

When it comes to age groups, three are under 20; two between 20-39, two between 40-49; and three between 50-59.

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Contact tracing is underway and anyone considered a close contact will be advised to quarantine.

Since the pandemic began, 1,780 people have died from COVID-19 in Alberta.

Officials also say there is still no one in hospital with the virus and no new recoveries since Saturday.

Of the five deaths reported Sunday, four occurred in the Edmonton zone, including one linked to the outbreak at Lynwood Capital Care, and one death took place in the Calgary zone. The department was notified about the outbreak by the Public Health Agency of Canada as individuals from this province work at the mine.

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