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COVID outbreak in Wainwright area boosts Central Alberta numbers

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Covid-19 cases in Alberta are on a downward trend over the last week, but a big bump in cases in the MD of Wainwright has lead to an increase in active cases as of August 6.  There are 224 active cases in Central Alberta.  Just 66 new cases have been diagnosed in the last week (July 31-August 6).  Almost 40 of those were from the Wainwright area.

Beaver County at 65, Starland County at 60, and Wainwright area at 45 account for 170 out of the 224 cases in Central Alberta.  Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown in cases including the 8 municipalities with no cases at all.

Central Alberta Communities – Active Cases
  1. Beaver County – 65
  2. Starland County – 60
  3. MD of Wainwright – 45
  4. Red Deer – 12
  5. Flagstaff County – 6
  6. Settler County – 5
  7. Lacombe County – 5
  8. Drumheller – 4
  9. Red Deer County – 4
  10. Kneehill County – 4
  11. Paintearth County – 3
  12. Vermillion River County – 3
  13. Camrose – 2
  14. Sylvan Lake – 2
  15. Special Areas 2 – 1
  16. Provost County – 1
  17. Lacombe – 1
  18. Camrose County – 1
  19. Mountain View County – 0
  20. Clearwater County – 0
  21. Wetaskiwin – 0
  22. Olds – 0
  23. Ponoka County – 0
  24. Two Hills County – 0
  25. Wetaskiwin County- 0
  26. Minburn County – 0
  27. Special Areas 4 – 0

In the City of Red Deer there are 10 active cases.  3 in “North” Red Deer, 2 in “South-West” Red Deer, and 7 in Red Deer – East.

 

Here are the total number of cases for the entire province including all the recoveries.

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Police charge 13 year old in shooting death of 10 year old Central Alberta boy

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RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay Manslaughter charge against youth

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have laid a manslaughter charge against a 14-year-old youth from Maskwacis following a death which was reported on August 5, 2020.

At 4:00 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP received a 911 call about a gunshot in a residence. Responding members, with EMS, located a 10-year-old boy deceased in the home.  A youth who was present was taken into custody and the Major Crimes Unit was engaged to conduct the investigation.

Following an autopsy, the investigation led to a single charge of Manslaughter with a firearm was supported.  The youth will be appearing in court on September 2, 2020 in Wetaskiwin.  Neither the accused nor the victim will be named.

“Due to the nature of the circumstances surrounding this extremely tragic incident, including the delicate ages of the people involved, we won’t be providing further details” says Staff Sergeant Dwayne Moore, Acting Detachment Commander, Maskwacis RCMP.  “Our focus is to continue to support the family and the community overall, which has been extremely impacted.”

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