Wakaw LPL Reports Another Death

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An update from the Board of Lakeview Pioneer Lodge has been released. The resident who was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert has passed away due to the COVID-19 virus. The total confirmed deaths as a result of the COVID outbreak is now four. All the residents have now tested positive for the virus and three residents are under observation at the Lodge, but Board Chair Gilles LeBlanc stated that the three individuals are all stable at this time. The Board continues to meet daily with the acting administration to keep apprised of the situation.

On the Lakeview Pioneer Lodge Facebook page words of support have been flooding in since the outbreak was announced. One woman posted, “My friend sent me this message, which I can visualize. ‘We are praying for Holy Spirit protection around each room and resident there. And all Staff too. Praying for you to see and feel the angels, wing to wing standing guard” and another “You have an entire community behind you to give you the strength you need. We are sincerely grateful for all that you do. Prayers and thoughts for all the residents and staff.”

The Saskatchewan Health Authority hosted a mobile testing clinic Thursday January 7th at the Wakaw Primary Health and CEC from 4-8 p.m. Approximately 65 people went through the site during the hours it was open. According to Kayla Burrechailo with the SHA, the pop-up site was a one-time site for the residents of Wakaw and surrounding areas to utilize and the testing site in Rosthern will continue to be the main testing point in the network. The testing was open to all with the presentation of a Saskatchewan Health Card. Additionally drive-thru testing is available in Prince Albert at Cone Shop Car Wash on Sixth Avenue East seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carol Baldwin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Wakaw Recorder