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58th COVID-19 death reported in City of Grande Prairie

A 58th COVID-19 death has been reported in the City of Grande Prairie. Alberta Health reported one death in the North Zone Friday from January 26th, involving a woman in her 80s whose case involved pre-existing conditions.

The death was one of 15 reported to Alberta Health in the past 24 hours. The government also notes that one previously reported death was identified through data cleaning as a duplicate and another was identified to be a non-COVID death, so the overall total for the province went up by 13 to 3,531.

As of Thursday, 45 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries were reported in the City of Grande Prairie, leaving the active case total at 368. In the County of Grande Prairie, 23 new cases and four recoveries were recorded, leaving the region with 129 active.

As of January 27th, there are COVID-19 outbreaks reported at the Grande Prairie Care Centre, Mackenzie Place Continuing Care Centre, Heritage Lodge, Prairie Lake Seniors Community, Signature Support Services, and Odyssey House in Grande Prairie, as well as Lakeview Seniors Housing in Clairmont. Elsewhere, there are outbreaks at Harvest Lodge in Fairview, Whispering Pines Lodge in Grande Cache, and Grande Cache Institution.

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Acute care and continuing care facilities are reported publicly when there are two or more cases, indicating that transmission within the facility has occurred. Shelters, correctional facilities, and group homes are reported publicly when there are five or more cases.

As of Thursday, 71.8 per cent of the population of Grande Prairie aged 12 and up have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 64.8 per cent of those five and up. In the east County of Grande Prairie, 70.6 per cent of residents 12 and older are considered fully vaccinated, as well as 63 per cent aged five and older. In the west County, numbers drop to 65.6 per cent of those 12 and up and 58.7 per cent for those five and up.

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