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Westlock area COVID-19 update: 2 active cases, 175 total

Alberta: 267 new cases, 4,516 active
COVID 175 web 23 Feb
The provincial government's geospatial COVID-19 tracker, updated Feb. 23.

WESTLOCK — Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Westlock area since last Thursday, and three others have recovered.

There are two active cases in the area of 175 recorded since the start of the pandemic. Two people have died, including a 90-year-old resident at the Westlock Continuing Care Centre, and 171 others have recovered. 

The area includes the Town of Westlock, Westlock County and the Village of Clyde. 

In Alberta, 267 new cases were reported today out of about 6,300 tests for a positivity rate of 4.4 per cent. There are 4,516 active cases in the province. 

There are 326 people in hospital, including 51 in ICU. Eleven people have died since yesterday which brings the death toll in the province to 1,853. 

Ten per cent of schools, 231 in total, have active alerts or outbreaks. None of the Westlock area schools have two or more active cases. 

The province has administered 180,755 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines as of yesterday. Of those, 73,718 people have received both doses.

Vaccination appointments for people who were born in 1946 or earlier will begin tomorrow, and more information will be available on the provincial government’s website for those who live independently. Alberta Health Services is contacting senior homes or other congregate living facilities directly.

Andreea Resmerita, TownandCountryToday.com