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ZERO – No new COVID-19 cases for Pincher Creek region and Crowsnest Pass

Wednesday, 29 July 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Pincher Creek region and Crowsnest Pass report no new COVID-19 cases

South zone hospitalizations remain high with 16 people admitted, including three in intensive care.

A total of 22 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed to date in the Pincher Creek region and two in Crowsnest Pass. Of those, 11 in the Pincher Creek region have recovered, leaving 11 cases active and Crowsnest Pass has an even split of one active case and one recovery.

Status for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass remains “open.” 

A “watch” status remains in place for the Pincher Creek region, which includes the Town of Pincher Creek, MD of Pincher Creek (including the hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte), Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.

Cardston County/Kainai, the MD of Willow Creek and the MD of Taber are also under “watch status.” The Blood Tribe, situated in Cardston County, has chosen to maintain maximum gathering limits of 15 people indoors and 50 outdoors within their community at this time.

In total, 10,603 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, with 133 reported today. Of those, 8,983 have recovered from the virus, there are 1,430 active cases and 190 people have now died (three new deaths reported today). There are 87 people hospitalized, with 17 in intensive care.

South Zone Information – 1,630 cases (15 new) 

1,472 people (about 91 per cent of confirmed south zone cases) have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 142 active cases of the virus in Alberta’s south zone. Sixteen people have died since the onset of the pandemic in March.

Sixteen people are currently hospitalized, with three of those in intensive care.

Outbreak sites remain indicated at Friesen Livestock and South Country Village, both in Medicine Hat.

Community Breakdown for Wednesday, July 29

Data is up-to-date as of midnight July 28

* Indicates a change in statistics since the previous day’s report

Pincher Creek Region – 11 active, 11 recovered
* 1 new recovery

Crowsnest Pass – 1 active, 1 recovered

Fort Macleod – 11 active, 21 recovered, 1 death
* 2 new active

Cardston County/Kainai – 22 active, 57 recovered, 2 deaths
* 1 new active, 4 new recoveries

County of Warner – 6 active, 46 recovered, 1 death 

Lethbridge – 35 active, 73 recovered, 2 deaths
* 8 new active, 3 new recoveries 

Lethbridge County – 9 active, 17 recovered
* 1 new active

MD of Taber – 16 active, 18 recovered
* 1 new active 

City of Brooks – 1 active, 1,113 recovered, 9 deaths
* 2 new recoveries

County of Newell – 3 active, 20 recovered

County of Forty Mile – 3 active, 9 recovered 

Cypress County – 1 active, 30 recovered

Medicine Hat – 10 active, 51 recovered, 1 death
* 1 new active, 1 new recovery

Oyen – 5 active, 5 recovered
* 1 new recovery 

All COVID-positive cases are followed up urgently by Alberta Health Services. If you have a positive test, you will be contacted directly by AHS. The Communicable Disease Control team does confidential contact tracing and follows stringent guidelines to determine who is considered a close contact. Those people will be contacted directly.

If you have a positive test, you are not expected to do your own contact tracing and are discouraged from doing so as many factors determine who is considered to be a close contact.

If you have not been contacted by AHS, you are not considered to be a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

Eleven active cases in a population of 8,302 in the Pincher Creek region translates to 132.5 per 100,000.

Crowsnest Pass has one active case in a population of 6,321, which is the equivalent of 15.8 in 100,000. 

Regions are designated by Alberta Health as “open,” “watch” or “enhanced” under the province’s relaunch strategy.

Open status indicates low risk, with less than 50 active cases per 100,000 and no additional restrictions in place. 

Watch status indicates at least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000, with provincial and local governments monitoring risk. 

Enhanced status is when risk levels require additional public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and is determined based on local context.

Residents are to continue following all public health orders and gathering restrictions:

  • Minimum mandatory isolation for 14 days for anyone who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or who return to, or entered Alberta from outside of Canada
  • Minimum mandatory isolation for 10 days for anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness or breath, runny nose or sore throat
  • Gatherings are limited to 50 people for indoor social events (such as weddings and funerals), 100 for outdoor social events and indoor seated/audience events, and 200 for audience-type community outdoor events.
  • See detailed information below, in second segment of this post
  • No additional measures are currently in place but people are to continue maintaining physical distancing of two metres from people outside of one’s own household or cohort and to continue practising good hand hygiene.
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