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9,618 active cases of Covid-19 in Alberta

Sunday, 15 November 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

9,618 active cases of Covid-19 in Alberta

9,618 active cases of Covid-19 in Alberta

South zone Covid-19 update
Compiled by Shannon Robison, Publisher

Alberta Health Services is reporting only summary information on the weekends.

There were 991 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Nov. 14 and there are currently 9,618 active cases in the province.

With six new deaths, the provincial total is 407.

There are 262 people hospitalized, with 58 in intensive care.

Information for specific zones and communities will not be available until Monday afternoon.


Many areas of the province are currently under “enhanced watch” status with additional mandatory and voluntary measures in place.

These extra precautions apply when there are a minimum of 10 active cases AND an equivalent of 50 or more active cases per 100,000. Areas with “enhanced” status and other specific urban centres are required to follow new mandatory restrictions.

South zone areas with “enhanced” status, as of Friday, are Cardston County, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge County, County of Warner, MD of Taber, County of Newell, City of Brooks, County of Forty Mile, City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County. 

Pincher Creek region, Crowsnest Pass, Waterton and Oyen are the only south zone areas with “open” status at this time.

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What does this mean for areas with “open” status?

None of these areas will move to “enhanced” status unless they get to the point of having 10 active cases of Covid-19, even though the rate per 100,000 will pass 50 before that point.

For example, Pincher Creek region currently has four active cases, the equivalent of 48.2 per 100,000 and just below the trigger point of 50. While five active cases will increase this number to 60 and cross the cases per 100,000 threshold, status for the area will only change if there are also 10 active cases.

Crowsnest Pass and Waterton currently have no active cases and Oyen has one. The scenario is the same for them, it will take an active-case count of 10 for status to change from “open” to “enhanced.”

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Mandatory measures effective Nov. 13
For all Alberta communities and municipalities with “enhanced” status
Map is available at https://bit.ly/ABStatusMap

  • Restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11. Applies to Class A, B, or C licences (in effect until Nov. 27)
  • 15-person limit on social and family gatherings — indoors and outdoors — where people are mixing and mingling
  • 50-person limit on indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services
  • Faith-based gatherings limited to ⅓ capacity at one time

Voluntary measures effective Nov. 13
For all Alberta communities and municipalities with “enhanced” status
Map is available at https://bit.ly/ABStatusMap

  • No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other businesses that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission
  • Limit of three cohorts: your core household, your school and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care can be part of four cohorts
  • Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier is in place
  • Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time

Mandatory measures specific to urban centres
Includes Lethbridge in the south zone along with Calgary and area, Edmonton and area, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Red Deer

  • Ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sport activities (in effect until Nov. 27)
  • Ban on group performance activities: singing, dancing and theatre (in effect until Nov. 27)
Further details are available at https://bit.ly/Nov13Enhanced

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