WESTLOCK — Three more people in the Westlock area have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
Two others have recovered for a total of 62, and 11 cases are active. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 76 cases recorded in the area, which includes the Town of Westlock, Westlock County and the Village of Clyde.
The Associate Medical Clinic announced yesterday it was shutting down until Dec. 7 after a COVID-19 exposure. No details were given on the exposure in the Facebook announcement.
One person passed away on Friday, which marks the first COVID-19 casualty in the area. The man in his 90s was a patient at the Westlock Continuing Care Centre, where the outbreak declared Nov. 16 is still happening.
In Alberta, 1,733 people tested positive yesterday which marks another daily record increase. Alberta Health Services performed 20,500 tests for a positivity rate of 8.4 per cent. There are 16,454 active cases in the province.
Hospitalizations grew to 453 people, and 96 are in ICU. Eight more people have died since yesterday. The death toll in Alberta reached 541.
Watch Alberta chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw's Nov. 30 press conference: