Beaver County Closes Office to Public Amid Surging COVID-19 Case Count

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Confirmed ‘active’ cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in Beaver County ...

On Thursday, the province reported 65 ‘active’ cases of the virus in that region, up from 33 on Wednesday and from nine ‘active’ cases as of Monday’s update.

As a result of the spike in cases, effective today, Beaver County has closed its County Services Centre and Transportation Shop in Ryley to the public.

In an update on its website, the County says staff will continue to work on-site, however all inquiries must be made by phone or e-mail.

Elsewhere around the region, the County of Minburn, including Vegreville continues to report one ‘active’ case while the County of Two Hills continues to report two ‘active’ cases.

Meantime, Lamont County, the County of Vermilion River and the County of St. Paul are reporting zero ‘active’ cases.

Strathcona County, excluding Sherwood Park is reporting five ‘active’ cases while Sherwood Park is reporting two ‘active’ cases.

In all, there were 113 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta reported on Thursday, a gain offset by 130 reported ‘recoveries’ which resulted in a net loss in the province’s ‘active’ case count which now sits at 1,408.

Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reminds Albertans to keep virus mitigation measures in mind this coming long weekend.

To date, of the 10,716 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, 9,113 have been deem recovered.

 

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