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South-zone positivity hits 47.5 per cent

Tuesday, 18 January 2022. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

South-zone positivity hits 47.5 per cent
South-zone positivity hits 47.5 per cent
 
Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison


Of 358 PCR tests processed yesterday in the south zone, 47.5 per cent confirmed positive cases of Covid-19.

The zone also highest percentage of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission.
 
Pincher Creek area has the highest per capita rate of active cases in the zone and 14th highest in Alberta, with a record high of 125 lab-confirmed active cases translating to nearly 1,500 per 100,000.
 
"Our acute-care system remains under serious pressue and Covid-19 continues to pose a risk of severe outcomes to many Albertans," said Alberta's chief medical officer of health in her press conference this afternoon.
 
"Additional care and isolation protocols need to be implemented for all Covid-positive patients to prevent the  risk of transmission to other patients who are at risk for severe outcomes," Dr. Hinshaw said.

"It's also true that someone may be admitted to hospital for another reason, but a Covid infection can complicate their stay and their clinical outcome."
 
Rising cases will continue putting pressue on the province's healthcare system and its workers.
 
"This affects all of us," said Dr. Hinshaw. "Even if we do not personally become ill with Covid, we each continue to have regular non-Covid medical needs and any one of us could need urgent care when we least expect it."
 
She also announced that fourth doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be available for immunocompromised individuals, adding that an additional booster for this group is equivalent to a third dose for others.
 
The same group that qualified for third doses in September are eligible to book fourth doses starting this Thursday.
 
"This will not only help prevent the breakthrough infections that we have been seeing, but also decrease the chance that people with immune compromising conditions will have severe outcomes from Covid-19," Dr. Hinshaw said.

"Individuals with immune-compromising conditions still have some risk even with this fourth dose."
 
Vaccination status information is included today for Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass, and other south-zone communities will be added throughout the week as this is one component of reporting that changed considerably on the provincial Covid-19 dashboard last week.
 
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms — new onset of cough or worsening chronic cough, fever, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny, nose, sore throat, loss of sense of taste or smell — should use the online assessment tool before calling 811. It can be accessed at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17260.aspx
 
If you have symptoms, you are legally required to isolate. If you are unvaccinated, the mandatory isolation time is 10 days or until symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer. If you are fully immunized, the mandatory isolation time is five days or until symptoms are fully resolved, whichever is longer.
 
Most recover without special treatment and can manage mild symptoms at home. An online self-care guide is available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17824.aspx.
 
See your family doctor if you have a fever higher than 39 degrees for three days, return of cough after being cough free, increasing shortness of breath or shortness of breath at rest, inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing, signs of dehydration (passing little urine or feeling lightheaded), or chronic conditions you are having difficulty managing because of Covid.
 
If you are symptomatic and test negative, continue to stay at home and away from other people until the symptoms get better.
 
 
 
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Provincial Update — Jan. 17, 2022
 
Reported Jan. 18, 2022
 
3,279 new cases
 
70,223 active cases
72,368 last reported, change of -2,145
 
38.8 % positivity rate
8,995 tested
 
3,495,415 new recoveries
 
1,089 hospitalized
1,007 last reported, change of 82
 
104 admitted to ICU
94 last reported, change of 10
 
9 deaths since last update
 
3,200 new variant cases identified
Omicron – 3,739
Delta – -294
Other – -245
* Numerous changes were made to the provincial Covid-19 dashboard today to longstanding data. We have requested clarification from Alberta Health.
 
 
455,660 total cases – 70,223 active, 3,872,025 recovered and 3,412 deaths
 
New cases — 21 %  are unvaccinated, 5 % have taken one dose of vaccine, 57 % have had two doses and 18 % have had three doses.
 
Active cases — 18 %  are unvaccinated, 4 % have taken one dose of vaccine, 65 % have had two doses and 12 % have had three doses.
 
Hospitalized but not in ICU — 31 %  are unvaccinated, 5 % have taken one dose of vaccine, 39 % have had two doses and 25 % have had three doses.
 
ICU — 56 %  are unvaccinated, 3 % have taken one dose of vaccine, 26.9 % have had two doses and 14.4 % have had three doses.
 
 
10.2 % of the province's population are confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
 
The provincial recovery rate is 849.8 % and the mortality rate is 0.7 % .
 
 
 
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Total pandemic cases by age, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths:
 
Under 1 year – 2,793
0.6 % of all cases
157 hospitalizations ( 0.9 %)
32 ICU admissions ( 1.0 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)
 
1 to 4 years – 16,596
3.6 % of all cases
120 hospitalizations ( 0.7 %)
16 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)
 
5 to 9 years – 27,317
6.0 % of all cases
73 hospitalizations ( 0.4 %)
18 ICU admissions ( 0.6 %)
2 deaths ( 0.0 %)
 
10 to 19 years – 60,404
13.3 % of all cases
291 hospitalizations ( 1.7 %)
38 ICU admissions ( 1.2 %)
2 deaths ( 0.1 %)
 
20 to 29 years – 83,435
18.3 % of all cases
977 hospitalizations ( 5.7 %)
122 ICU admissions ( 3.9 %)
16 deaths ( 0.5 %)
 
30 to 39 years – 88,897
19.5 % of all cases
1,719 hospitalizations ( 10.1 %)
256 ICU admissions ( 8.1 %)
36 deaths ( 1.1 %)
 
40 to 49 years – 72,830
16.0 % of all cases
2,018 hospitalizations ( 11.8 %)
432 ICU admissions ( 13.7 %)
85 deaths ( 2.5 %)
 
50 to 59 years – 50,529
11.1 % of all cases
2,788 hospitalizations ( 16.3 %)
727 ICU admissions ( 23.1 %)
214 deaths ( 6.3 %)
 
60 to 69 years – 28,767
6.3 % of all cases
3,035 hospitalizations ( 17.8 %)
821 ICU admissions ( 26.1 %)
465 deaths ( 13.6 %)
 
70 to 79 years – 12,528
2.7 % of all cases
2,832 hospitalizations ( 16.6 %)
546 ICU admissions ( 17.4 %)
787 deaths ( 23.1 %)
 
80+ years – 11,195
2.5 % of all cases
3,064 hospitalizations ( 17.9 %)
132 ICU admissions ( 4.2 %)
1,800 deaths ( 52.8 %)
 
 
 
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Active cases by age:
 
Under 1 year – 470 ( 0.7 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 2,202 ( 3.1 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 3,230 ( 4.6 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 8,139 ( 11.6 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 13,523 ( 19.3 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 14,344 ( 20.4 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 12,754 ( 18.2 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 8,242 ( 11.7 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 3,843 ( 5.5 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 1,589 ( 2.3 % )
 
80+ years – 1,878 ( 2.7 % )
 
 
Highest number of active cases throughout the pandemic is 72,368 reported for Jan. 16, 2022.
 
 
 
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Alberta new case details
 
South zone – 152
Calgary zone – 1,782
Edmonton zone – 995
Central zone – 231
North zone – 150
Unknown – -31
Total – 3,279
 
38,127 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 5,447 per day.
 
6,789 new cases reported Jan. 11 is the highest number of cases reported for a single day in the 5th wave and since the start of the pandemic.
 
 
 
South zone positivity – 47.5 %
Calgary zone positivity – 44.3 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 28.5 %
Central zone positivity – 34.9 %
North zone positivity – 32.6 %
 
Alberta positivity – 38.8 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 38.9 %
 
The highest provincial positivity of the pandemic, reported in Wave 5, is 41.2 % on Jan. 7. 2022.
 
 
 
R values for Jan. 10 to 16, 2022
 
Alberta – 1.00
Edmonton zone – 0.96
Calgary zone – 1.04
Rest of Alberta – 0.98
 
The highest transmission so far in Alberta was reported the week of July 19 to 25, 2021, with a rate of 1.48 .
 
The highest transmission so far in rural Alberta was reported the week of Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022, with a rate of 1.54 .
 
 
 
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Alberta hospitalization details
 
South zone – 41 ( 3.8 % )
44 last reported, change of -3
 
Calgary zone – 420 ( 38.6 % )
381 last reported, change of 39
 
Edmonton zone – 464 ( 42.6 % )
426 last reported, change of 38
 
Central zone – 99 ( 9.1 % )
94 last reported, change of 5
 
North zone – 65 ( 6.0 % )
62 last reported, change of 3
 
Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 1,089
 
 
Unvaccinated – 34 %
One dose – 4 %
Two doses – 42 %
Three doses – 20 %
 
 
 
Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:

 
South zone – 1.4
Calgary zone – 1.2
Edmonton zone – 1.9
Central zone – 2.3
North zone – 2.1
 
The highest number of Albertans requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 was 1,101 reported on Oct. 7, 2021.
 
 
 
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Pandemic hospitalizations by age:
 
17,084 Albertans hospitalized to date
 
Under 1 year – 157 ( 0.9 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 120 ( 0.7 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 73 ( 0.4 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 291 ( 1.7 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 977 ( 5.7 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 1,719 ( 10.1 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 2,018 ( 11.8 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 2,788 ( 16.3 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 3,035 ( 17.8 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 2,832 ( 16.6 % )
 
80+ years – 3,064 ( 17.9 % )
 
 
 
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Alberta ICU details
 
South zone – 7 ( 6.7 % )
5 last reported, change of 2
 
Calgary zone – 37 ( 35.6 % )
34 last reported, change of 3
 
Edmonton zone – 43 ( 41.3 % )
40 last reported, change of 3
 
Central zone – 10 ( 9.6 % )
10 last reported, change of 0
 
North zone – 7 ( 6.7 % )
5 last reported, change of 2
 
Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 104
 
 
Of individuals currently admitted to ICU, 56 %  are unvaccinated, 3 % have taken one dose of vaccine, 27 % have had two doses and 14 % have had three doses.
 
 
205 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units and 104 of these are Covid patients.
 
68 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 241 as of Jan. 18, 2022.
 
Baseline capacity is at 118 % and 85 % of the total ICU beds available are full.
 
 
 
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Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:
 
South zone – 17
Calgary zone – 9
Edmonton zone – 9
Central zone – 10
North zone – 11
 
 
The highest number of Albertans admitted to ICU during the pandemic is 268 reported on Sept. 28, 2021.
 
ICU admissions in the third wave peaked at 187 on May 17, 2021, while the second-wave high was 153 reported on Dec. 28, 2020.
 
 
 
Vaccination status of ICU admissions in past 120 days:
 
Under 5 years – 28 admissions
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
0.0 % three doses
 
5 to 11 years – 8 admissions
87.5 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
0.0 % three doses
 
12 to 29 years – 71 admissions
84.5 % unvaccinated
1.4 % two doses
11.3 % three doses
 
30 to 39 years – 94 admissions
88.3 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
8.5 % three doses
 
40 to 49 years – 165 admissions
85.5 % unvaccinated
0.6 % two doses
9.7 % three doses
 
50 to 59 years – 254 admissions
83.1 % unvaccinated
3.5 % two doses
11.4 % three doses
 
60 to 69 years – 287 admissions
76.3 % unvaccinated
1.4 % two doses
19.2 % three doses
 
70 to 79 years – 204 admissions
68.6 % unvaccinated
2.5 % two doses
24.5 % three doses
 
80+ years – 33 admissions
57.6 % unvaccinated
9.1 % two doses
33.3 % three doses
 
Alberta Health's new reporting does not include those who have received one dose
 
 
 
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ICU admissions in past 120 days comparing vaccination status and pre-existing conditions
 
Pre-existing conditions include respiratory diseases, diabetes, stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease, liver diseases, renal diseases, cancer and immuno-deficiency diseases.
 
All ages admissions 1,145
 
Unvaccinated with pre-existing condition(s) 50.9 %
 
Unvaccinated without conditions 28.5 %
 
Two doses with pre-existing condition(s) 13.3 %
 
Two doses without conditions 2.2 %
 
Three doses with pre-existing condition(s) 1.8 %
 
Three doses without conditions 0.2 %
 
Alberta Health's new reporting does not include those who have received one dose
 
 
 
Pandemic ICU admissions by age:
 
Under one year – 32
 
1 to 4 years – 16
 
5 to 9 years – 18
 
10 to 19 years – 38
 
20 to 29 years – 122
 
30 to 39 years – 256
 
40 to 49 years – 432
 
50 to 59 years – 727
 
60 to 69 years – 821
 
70 to 79 years – 546
 
80+ years – 132
 
Total – 3,140
 
 
 
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Alberta Covid-related death details

 
9 Covid-related deaths have been reported since the last update, with the dates of death spanning from Jan. 12 to 18
 
South zone – 2
Calgary zone – 3
Edmonton zone – 3
Central zone – 0
North zone – 1
 
 
 
Vaccination status of Covid-related deaths in past 120 days:
 
Under 5 years – 1 death
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
0.0 % three doses
 
 
5 to 11 years – 2 deaths
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
0.0 % three doses
 
12 to 29 years – 8 deaths
87.5 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
12.5 % three doses
 
30 to 39 years – 17 deaths
88.2 % unvaccinated
0.0 % two doses
5.9 % three doses
 
40 to 49 years – 30 deaths
73.3 % unvaccinated
3.3 % two doses
23.3 % three doses
 
50 to 59 years – 78 deaths
88.5 % unvaccinated
1.3 % two doses
7.7 % three doses
 
60 to 69 years – 124 deaths
79.0 % unvaccinated
1.6 % two doses
13.7 % three doses
 
70 to 79 years – 239 deaths
68.6 % unvaccinated
2.1 % two doses
25.1 % three doses
 
80+ years – 328 deaths
46.3 % unvaccinated
10.4 % two doses
38.4 % three doses
 
Alberta Health's new reporting does not include those who have received one dose.
 
 
 
Deaths in past 120 days comparing vaccination status and pre-existing conditions
 
Pre-existing conditions include respiratory diseases, diabetes, stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease, liver diseases, renal diseases, cancer and immuno-deficiency diseases.
 
All ages deaths 829
 
Unvaccinated with pre-existing condition(s) 51.5 %
 
Unvaccinated without conditions 12.5 %
 
Two doses with pre-existing condition(s) 25.2 %
 
Two doses without conditions 1.2 %
 
Three doses with pre-existing condition(s) 5.1 %
 
Three doses without conditions 0.1 %
 
Alberta Health's new reporting does not include those who have received one dose
 
 
 
Total pandemic deaths by age group:
 
Under 1 year – 0
 
1 to 4 years – 1
 
5 to 9 years – 2
 
10 to 12 years – 2
 
12 to 29 years – 16
 
30 to 39 years – 36
 
40 to 49 years – 85
 
50 to 59 years – 214
 
60 to 69 years – 465
 
70 to 79 years – 787
 
80+ years – 1,800
 
 
 
Total pandemic deaths by zone:
 
South zone – 299 ( 8.8 % )
 
Calgary zone – 907 ( 26.6 % )
 
Edmonton zone – 1,363 ( 39.9 % )
 
Central zone – 423 ( 12.4 % )
 
North zone – 420 ( 12.3 % )
 
Alberta total – 3,412
 
 
 
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Provincial vaccination data:
 
To date, 8,071,666 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 63,899 since the last update.
 
7,585 of new vaccinations were first doses, 5,677 were second doses and 50,637 were third doses.
 
So far, 3,539,316 first doses have been administered, 3,242,250 second doses and 1,290,100 third doses.
 
89.8 %  of vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 85.8 % are fully immunized.
 
There have been 2,282 adverse reactions — about 2.8 in 10,000.
 
1,474 reactions were to Pfizer, 577 to Moderna and 215 to AstraZeneca.
 
 
 
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South Zone Summary for Jan. 17, 2022
 
Reported Jan. 18, 2022
 
152 new cases
 
3,033 active cases
3,093 last reported, change of -60
4.3 % of Alberta total
 
47.5 % positivity rate within 358 tests
39.2 % average over 7 days
 
210 new recoveries
 
41 hospitalized
44 last reported, change of -3
3.8 % of Alberta hospitalizations
1.4 % of active cases are hospitalized
 
7 admitted to ICU
5 last reported, change of 2
6.7 % of Alberta ICU admissions
17.1 % of hospitalized are in ICU
 
2 deaths
Today's update includes two Covid-related deaths in the south zone, a female in her 80s and a male in his 90s, both from Lethbridge. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.
 
 
27,953 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020.
This is 6.1 % of the provincial total.
 
1,574 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 225 new cases per day.
 
24,621 have recovered, for a rate of 88.1 %.
 
299 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
77.0 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 70.9 % are fully immunized.
 
 
 
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Community outbreaks
 
As of the most recent update, there are 20 Covid outbreak sites in the zone. Acute-care numbers are provided weekdays by Alberta Health Services and the balance are updated by Alberta Health on Tuesdays and Fridays.
 
Outbreaks are declared in acute-care and continuing care settings when there are 2 or more confirmed cases of Covid-19.
 
Outbreaks are declared over after 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified, meaning not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.
 
 
Acute-care facility outbreaks
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre in Blairmore – Jan. 12
Four healthcare workers have tested positive (no change since last reported).
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 4
Nine patients (no change since last reported) and five healthcare workers (an increase of two since last reported) have tested positive.
One patient death is associated with the outbreak on this unit.
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 12
Two patients have tested positive on a second unit (no change since last reported).
 
 
Long-term-care facility outbreaks
 
Big Country Hospital Long Term Care in Oyen – Jan. 14
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre Long Term Care – Jan. 11
 
Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
South Country Village in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
St. Michael's Health Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
 
Supportive-living facility outbreaks
 
Adaptacare in Lethbridge – Jan. 7
 
AgeCare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks – Jan. 11
 
AgeCare Valleyview in Medicine Hat – Jan. 14
 
Black Rock Terrace in Lethbridge – Jan. 14
 
Extendicare Fairmont Park in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
Good Samaritan Lee Crest in Cardston – Jan. 18
 
Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge – Jan. 14
 
Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek – Jan. 7
 
Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat – Jan. 7
 
Orchard Manor in Brooks – Jan. 18
 
The Wellington in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
 
Other facilities and settings
 
Alpha House Shelter and Stabilization Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
 
 
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Pincher Creek Area
 
33 new cases
 
125 active cases
110 last reported, change of 15
4.1 % of zone active
 
18 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death reported in the Pincher Creek area was on Nov. 17 2021.
 
Pincher Creek area last had zero active cases on Nov. 3, 2020.
 
833 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 10.0 % of the local population and 3.0 % of the zone total.
 
697 have recovered, for a rate of 83.7 %.
 
11 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.
 
 
70 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 10 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Jan. 5, 2022,
 
Peak active case numbers are 125 reported on Jan. 5, 2022, 65 in the fourth wave, 20 in the third wave, 42 in the second wave and 13 in the first.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
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Community vaccination status
 
8,333 total population (all years)
7,823 residents eligible for vaccination (ages 5+)
77.2 % have received one dose
71.2 % have received two doses
30.9 % have received three doses
 
 
90+ years – popluation of 77
98.7 % have received one dose 100.0 % have received two doses 90.9 % have received three doses
* We have asked Alberta Health to verify the discrepancy in this data
 
85 to 89 years – population of 128
98.4 % have received one dose 98.4 % have received two doses 82 % have received three doses
 
80 to 84 years – population of 219
94.5 % have received one dose 94.1 % have received two doses 83.6 % have received three doses
 
75 to 79 years – population of 360
96.7 % have received one dose 95.8 % have received two doses 84.7 % have received three doses
 
70 to 74 years – population of 499
91.6 % have received one dose 93.2 % have received two doses 70.1 % have received three doses
 
65 to 69 years – population of 577
89.4 % have received one dose 87.3 % have received two doses 58.4 % have received three doses
 
60 to 64 years – population of 630
91.4 % have received one dose 88.7 % have received two doses 51.4 % have received three doses
 
55 to 59 years – population of 597
85.6 % have received one dose 83.8 % have received two doses 36 % have received three doses
 
50 to 54 years – population of 447
89.9 % have received one dose 87.5 % have received two doses 32.9 % have received three doses
 
45 to 49 years – population of 446
82.3 % have received one dose 78.9 % have received two doses 22 % have received three doses
 
40 to 44 years – population of 456
83.6 % have received one dose 81.4 % have received two doses 21.7 % have received three doses
 
35 to 39 years – population of 495
82.6 % have received one dose 76.2 % have received two doses 22.8 % have received three doses
 
30 to 34 years – population of 473
77.6 % have received one dose 70.8 % have received two doses 13.1 % have received three doses
 
25 to 29 years – population of 497
83.1 % have received one dose 77.7 % have received two doses 14.9 % have received three doses
 
20 to 24 years – population of 494
79.4 % have received one dose 69.8 % have received two doses 12.3 % have received three doses
 
15 to 19 years – population of 491
76.4 % have received one dose 71.7 % have received two doses 6.7 % have received three doses
 
12 to 14 years – population of 286
89.9 % have received one dose 78.7 % have received two doses 0.7 % have received three doses
 
5 to 11 years – population of 650
38.3 % have received one dose 2.8 % have received two doses 0 % have received three doses
 
 
The Pincher Creek area includes the Town of Pincher Creek, Cowley, Piikani Nation and the MD of Pincher Creek and its hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte.
 
 
 
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Crowsnest Pass
 
6 new cases
 
46 active cases
46 last reported, change of 0
1.5 % of zone active
 
6 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Crowsnest was reported on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
 
16 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 2.3 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 7 on April 16 and Jan. 29, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 46 reported on Jan. 12 -17, 2022, 27 in the fourth wave, 22 in the third wave, 7 in the second wave and 2 in the first.
 
 
245 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.9 % of the local population and 0.9 % of the zone total.
 
197 have recovered, for a rate of 80.4 %.
 
2 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.8 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre – Jan. 12
Four healthcare workers (an increase of one since last reported) have tested positive.
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre Long Term Care – Jan. 11
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
6,273 total population (all years)
6,021 residents eligible for vaccination (ages 5+)
74.0 % have received one dose
69.1 % have received two doses
31.3 % have received three doses
 
 
90+ years – popluation of 76
90.8 % have received one dose 89.5 % have received two doses 72.4 % have received three doses
 
85 to 89 years – population of 94
84.0 % have received one dose 81.9 % have received two doses 75.5 % have received three doses
 
80 to 84 years – population of 158
88.6 % have received one dose 88.0 % have received two doses 69.6 % have received three doses
 
75 to 79 years – population of 272
90.8 % have received one dose 89.7 % have received two doses 80.9 % have received three doses
 
70 to 74 years – population of 473
91.8 % have received one dose 91.1 % have received two doses 67.7 % have received three doses
 
65 to 69 years – population of 542
89.3 % have received one dose 87.5 % have received two doses 62.5 % have received three doses
 
60 to 64 years – population of 589
87.8 % have received one dose 84.4 % have received two doses 46.5 % have received three doses
 
55 to 59 years – population of 533
78.0 % have received one dose 75.6 % have received two doses 31.1 % have received three doses
 
50 to 54 years – population of 347
87.9 % have received one dose 81.6 % have received two doses 29.7 % have received three doses
 
45 to 49 years – population of 386
72.0 % have received one dose 73.1 % have received two doses 20.5 % have received three doses
 
40 to 44 years – population of 355
78.3 % have received one dose 78.0 % have received two doses 20 % have received three doses
 
35 to 39 years – population of 405
64.9 % have received one dose 61.2 % have received two doses 12.3 % have received three doses
 
30 to 34 years – population of 337
78.0 % have received one dose 68.5 % have received two doses 11 % have received three doses
 
25 to 29 years – population of 297
69.7 % have received one dose 65.3 % have received two doses 10.4 % have received three doses
 
20 to 24 years – population of 263
65.8 % have received one dose 60.8 % have received two doses 7.2 % have received three doses
 
15 to 19 years – population of 299
71.6 % have received one dose 64.9 % have received two doses 6.4 % have received three doses
 
12 to 14 years – population of 185
65.9 % have received one dose 64.3 % have received two doses 0 % have received three doses
 
5 to 11 years – population of 411
37.0 % have received one dose 3.4 % have received two doses 0 % have received three doses
 
 
 
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Fort Macleod
 
18 new cases
 
48 active cases
45 last reported, change of 3
1.6 % of zone active
 
15 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Fort Macleod was reported on Nov. 16, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 11 on Oct. 6, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 52 reported on Jan. 11, 2022, 59 in the fourth wave, and 84 cases reported three times in the third wave.
 
 
649 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 9.5 % of the local population and 2.3 % of the zone total.
 
594 have recovered, for a rate of 91.5 %.
 
7 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Waterton (ID No. 4)
 
 
0 new cases
 
0 active cases
0 last reported, change of 0
0.0 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
No Covid-related deaths have been reported for Waterton.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 2 on May 26, 2021.
 
Peak active case number is 4 reported on May 27, 2021.
 
 
8 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 4.9 % of the local population and 0.03 % of the zone total.
 
8 have recovered, for a rate of 100.0 %.
 
0 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.0 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Cardston County
 
36 new cases
 
196 active cases
177 last reported, change of 19
6.5 % of zone active
 
17 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cardston County was reported on Nov. 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 31 on Sept. 16, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 196 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 184 in the fourth wave, and 79 cases reported twice in the third wave.
 
 
2,116 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 12.9 % of the local population and 7.6 % of the zone total.
 
1880 have recovered, for a rate of 88.8 %.
 
40 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.9 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
Good Samaritan Lee Crest in Cardston – Jan. 18
 
 
 
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County of Warner
 
16 new cases
 
56 active cases
49 last reported, change of 7
1.8 % of zone active
 
9 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Warner was reported on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
Dec. 21, 2021, was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 11 on Jan. 5 & 6, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 56 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 79 in the fourth wave, and 130 cases reported in the third.
 
 
884 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.0 % of the local population and 3.2 % of the zone total.
 
823 have recovered, for a rate of 93.1 %.
 
5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Lethbridge County
 
33 new cases
 
137 active cases
127 last reported, change of 10
4.5 % of zone active
 
23 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge County was reported on Nov. 29, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Sept. 22, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 137 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 182 in the fourth wave, and 187 cases reported in the third.
 
 
2,233 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.7 % of the local population and 8.0 % of the zone total.
 
2,076 have recovered, for a rate of 93.0 %.
 
20 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.9 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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MD of Taber
 
24 new cases
 
79 active cases
74 last reported, change of 5
2.6 % of zone active
 
19 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the MD of Taber was reported on Dec. 15, 2021.
 
Dec. 22, 2021, was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 27 on Sept. 8, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 79 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 210 in the fourth wave, and 64 cases reported in the third.
 
 
1,430 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.5 % of the local population and 5.1 % of the zone total.
 
1,333 have recovered, for a rate of 93.2 %.
 
18 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Lethbridge
 
 
270 new cases
 
1,361 active cases
1,348 last reported, change of 13
44.9 % of zone active
 
255 new recoveries
 
2 new deaths
Today's update includes two Covid-related deaths in the south zone, a female in her 80s and a male in his 90s, both from Lethbridge. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 186 on Jan. 13, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 1,348 reported on Jan. 13, 2022. 487 in the fourth wave, and 462 in the third.
 
 
9,302 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 9.2 % of the local population and 33.3 % of the zone total.
 
7,873 have recovered, for a rate of 84.6 %.
 
68 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.7 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 4
Nine patients (an increase of one since last reported) and three healthcare workers (no change since last reported) have tested positive.
One patient death is associated with the outbreak on this unit.
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 12
Two patients have tested positive on a second unit (no change since last reported).
 
Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
St. Michael's Health Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
Adaptacare in Lethbridge – Jan. 7
 
Black Rock Terrace in Lethbridge – Jan. 14
 
Extendicare Fairmont Park in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
The Wellington in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
Alpha House Shelter and Stabilization Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 18
 
 
 
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Brooks
 
48 new cases
 
214 active cases
182 last reported, change of 32
7.1 % of zone active
 
16 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Brooks was reported on Nov. 8, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 43 on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 214 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 179 in the fourth wave, and 58 in the third.
 
 
2,359 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 12.1 % of the local population and 8.4 % of the zone total.
 
2,121 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.
 
24 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.0 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
AgeCare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks – Jan. 11
 
Orchard Manor in Brooks – Jan. 18
 
 
 
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County of Newell
 
12 new cases
 
32 active cases
23 last reported, change of 9
1.1 % of zone active
 
3 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Newell was reported on Nov. 15, 2021
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 9 on Oct. 21, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 32 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 59 in the fourth wave, and 33 in the third.
 
 
531 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.1 % of the local population and 2.0 % of the zone total.
 
531 have recovered, for a rate of 93.0 %.
 
8 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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County of Forty Mile
 
7 new cases
 
25 active cases
21 last reported, change of 4
0.8 % of zone active
 
3 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Forty Mile was reported on Sept. 27, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 13 on Sept. 22, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 25 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 79 in the fourth wave, and 10 in the third.
 
 
379 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.9 % of the local population and 1.4 % of the zone total.
 
349 have recovered, for a rate of 92.1 %.
 
5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Cypress County
 
18 new cases
 
75 active cases
70 last reported, change of 5
2.5 % of zone active
 
13 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cypress County was reported on Oct. 4, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 15 on Sept. 15, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 75 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 124 in the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
983 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.5 % of the local population and 3.5 % of the zone total.
 
902 have recovered, for a rate of 91.8 %.
 
6 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Medicine Hat
 
115 new cases
 
610 active cases
663 last reported, change of -53
20.1 % of zone active
 
168 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Medicine Hat was reported on Jan. 14, 2022.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 85 on Aug. 10, 2021,
 
Peak active case numbers are 664 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 696 in the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
5,628 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.3 % of the local population and 20.1 % of the zone total.
 
4,939 have recovered, for a rate of 87.8 %.
 
79 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
South Country Village in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
AgeCare Valleyview in Medicine Hat – Jan. 14
 
Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat – Jan. 7
 
 
 
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Oyen Area
 
2 new cases
 
9 active cases
7 last reported, change of 2
0.3 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the Oyen area was reported on Sept. 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 6 on Sept. 23 and Oct. 6, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 9 reported on Jan. 17, 2022. 32 in the fourth wave, and 22 in the third.
 
 
226 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.4 % of the local population and 1,011.0 % of the zone total.
 
213 have recovered, for a rate of 94.2 %.
 
4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.8 % mortality rate.
 
 
Outbreaks:
 
Big Country Hospital Long Term Care in Oyen – Jan. 14
 
 
The Oyen area includes Special Area 3, the east section of Special Area 2 and the MD of Acadia.
 
 
 
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Statistics in this post are current as of Jan. 17, 2022 and were updated Jan. 18, 2022
 
This Covid-19 update provides details for Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and all communities in the south zone, and more general information for other zones and Alberta as a whole. It includes new cases and positivity rates, active cases, recoveries and recovery rates, hospitalizations and ICU admissions, deaths and mortality rates, R values, outbreaks, school information, immunization updates, Alberta Health video and more, compiled from Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services data.
 
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