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Health care worker is latest COVID-19 case in Central Zone

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

A healthcare worker in Clearwater County is the latest Central Albertan to come down with COVID-19.  Monday’s stats from the Province of Alberta showed just one more case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in the Central Zone.  The new case brings the total for all of Central Alberta to 89 cases.  There has yet to be a single case of COVID-19 in Flagstaff and Starland Counties, as well as the Counties of Wetaskiwin and Paintearth.  The Rural Municipality of Provost is also yet to see it’s first case.

One person has recovered in Red Deer meaning active cases are down to 5 in the city.  Of the 89 cases in Central Alberta, 11 are active.  The only fatality so far in Central Alberta was a woman in her 80’s from Camrose.

Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown.  They are listed by the number of ‘active’ cases in each region.

  • Red Deer City – 36 cases – 5 active
  • Red Deer County – 13 cases – 2 active
  • Wetaskiwin City – 8 cases – 1 active
  • Mountain View County – 6 cases – 1 active
  • Clearwater County – 3 cases – 1 active
  • Vermilion River County – 3 cases – 1 active
  • Stettler County – 3 cases – 0 active
  • Lacombe County – 3 cases – 0 active
  • Ponoka County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Kneehill County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 1 death – 0 active
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • City of Lloydminster – 1 case – 0 active
  • Camrose County – 1 case – 0 active
  • Minburn County – 1 case – 0 active
  • MD of Wainwright – 1 case – 0 active

Monday saw the highest single day report of COVID fatalities as the province reported 9 new deaths.  As of May 4, 104 Albertans have died from COVID-19.  The chart below shows the number of people hospitalized, the number of people who’ve been hospitalized,  and the fatal cases.  It also notes the general age categories of those affected.  Just four people younger than 60 have passed away during this pandemic.

The next table shows how healthcare workers have been affected in Alberta.  As in the general cases, Central Zone has been the most fortunate so far, though one new healthcare worker was diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

The best news of the day shows up in the “day and case status” graph below.  The gold line for active cases has once again dipped below the green line indicating recovered cases.  That means there are currently more recovered cases than active cases in the province.

Central Alberta continues to be the least affected region in the province.  Here are the numbers from each zone.  Central has less than half the number of cases as the second least affected zone.

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After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Trevor’s Story: I Have Anxiety and Depression. Where Can I Get Help?

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Trevor has suffered from anxiety and depression for a while. He had no idea where or how to get help with this. In discussing this with his doctor, he was referred to a Mental Health Counselor at Red Deer Primary Care Network.

Trevor says, “I, the skeptic, didn’t expect that I would get much help but did decide to work with the counselor. I needed to do something. We had 6 sessions together. The counselor provided me with insight on things that should have been so obvious to me but they weren’t. You don’t know what you don’t know. The counselor provided me with very practical and valuable tools. I came away with a different, more positive way to think about things. And it was just great to have a non-judgmental person to listen to me. It is a relief to just be able to tell someone who was really listening about my struggles.

These sessions were so valuable. I am in a much better state than I was. My struggles are not over but I manage to get through each day using the tools and improved mindset that I learned.

If anyone else is struggling like me I recommend no matter if they think it won’t help  just go, go in with an open mind. Even if you just feel you need someone to talk to you will get valuable tools to help manage your situation.”

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com

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Unveiling Red Deer Polytechnic’s New Brand – Watch Live

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The wait is finally over, and Red Deer Polytechnic is thrilled to unveil our new brand to all those who care deeply about our institution. The public is invited to view the livestream of the event, so they can enjoy this historic moment as we all celebrate our institution’s future.

Red Deer Polytechnic has opted to invite the public to a livestream event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have determined that a livestream is the best option to safely celebrate this day with the large number of people who care deeply about the history and future of our institution. A recording of the event will be available online, so people will have the opportunity to view it as their schedules permit.

 

 

Red Deer Polytechnic Board Chair Guy Pelletier

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