Strathcona County’s active COVID-19 cases remain stable, sitting at 179 as of Monday, Jan. 11.
COVID19Stats.Alberta.ca, the geospatial AHS case-tracking site, shows there are 131 active cases in Sherwood Park and 48 in rural Strathcona County.
Despite active case numbers remaining stable, there was an increase in the local COVID-19 death toll as two new deaths have been recorded, one in Sherwood Park on Friday and one in rural Strathcona County over the weekend, pushing the local death toll to 18. Sixteen of those deaths in Sherwood Park.
Since Wednesday, Jan. 8 (which were the latest stats used in Friday’s print version of The News), there have been 43 new recoveries in Sherwood Park and three people in the rural county have recovered from the illness.
Overall, since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,512 COVID-19 cases recorded in Sherwood Park and 1,365 of those are now listed as recovered. Rural Strathcona County has recorded 477 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 427 recoveries.
Fort Saskatchewan is also seeing active virus case numbers go down with just 69 recorded in that city as of Sunday. There have been 468 cases recorded in that city since the start of the pandemic and 389 of those cases are now listed as recovered. Ten residents in the Fort have also succumbed to the virus during the pandemic.
Schools are welcoming students back to in-person classes this week and with students out since mid-December. The last new case recorded at a Sherwood Park school was at Woodbridge Farms Elementary but all cases at local schools are now more than two weeks old, longer than the incubation period of the virus.