1,692 active Covid-19 cases across Alberta
Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze
1,692 active Covid-19 cases
South zone Covid-19 update
Compiled by Shannon Robison, publisher
The Pincher Creek region and Crowsnest Pass reported no new cases of Covid-19 over the long weekend as 619 were confirmed across the province.
Alberta currently has 1,692 active cases of Covid-19.
In total, 15,093 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta. Today’s update includes 619 new cases confirmed from 47,406 tested.
The provincial recovery rate is about 88 per cent as 13,154 have recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases in Alberta has increased to 1,692.
To date, there have been 247 Covid-19 related deaths in Alberta.
There are 45 people hospitalized, with 10 in intensive care.
South Zone Information – 1,766 cases
1,703 people (about 97 per cent of confirmed south zone cases) have recovered from Covid-19.
There are 38 active cases of the virus in Alberta’s south zone.
Twenty-five people have died since the onset of the pandemic in March.
There is currently one person hospitalized in the south zone and there are no active outbreaks.
Community Breakdown for Tuesday, Sept. 8
Data is up-to-date as of midnight Sept. 7
Pincher Creek Region (26 total) – 0 active, 25 recovered, 1 death
Crowsnest Pass (2 total) – 0 active, 2 recovered
Fort Macleod (33 total) – 0 active, 30 recovered, 3 deaths
Cardston County/Kainai (104 total) – 2 active, 97 recovered, 5 deaths
Lethbridge (162 total) – 17 active, 143 recovered, 2 deaths
Lethbridge County (38 total) – 8 active, 30 recovered
County of Warner (61 total) – 2 active, 58 recovered, 1 death
MD of Taber (39 total) – 0 active, 39 recovered
City of Brooks (1,129 total) – 3 active, 1,117 recovered, 9 deaths
County of Newell (32 total) – 0 active, 30 recovered, 2 deaths
County of Forty Mile (24 total) – 3 active, 21 recovered
Cypress County (31 total) – 0 active, 31 recovered
Medicine Hat (72 total) – 3 active, 67 recovered, 2 deaths
Oyen (13 total) – 0 active, 13 recovered
*** Pincher Creek Region includes the Town of Pincher Creek; MD of Pincher Creek and its hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte; the Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.
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.
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.
- 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.
- The province’s relaunch status map can be viewed at COVID-19 relaunch status map | alberta.ca
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Statistical updates will be provided on weekdays and paused on weekends and holidays to coincide with AHS reporting. Should something urgent happen on a weekend or holiday, a special report will be released.