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Cardston County concerned by COVID-19 caseload

Posted on August 6, 2020 by admin

“As of August 4, 2020, Cardston County has 16 active cases, one of which is on the Blood Reserve,” reads a statement on the county’s website. “Additionally, the county remains on the Province’s ‘Watch’ list, as one of twenty-one regions or municipalities with at least ten cases and at least 50 cases per 100,000 residents. Unfortunately, there were two additional deaths since last week.”

“With the recent uptick in infections in our area and around the province, please remember that we are not in the clear, and that you can still play a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.”

Stigmatization of COVID sufferers causes harm; County

“We have become aware of an increasing amount of stigma related to COVID-19 infections in Cardston County,” said county officials in a July 30 statement. “We wish to remind our residents that stigmatization can be harmful. According to Alberta Health Services, stigma can cause individuals to hide their illness, which can undermine testing and treatment efforts. Furthermore, stigmatized individuals may also face social avoidance or rejection, and experience physical violence.”

“Be kind to others, and remember that we are all in this together.”

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