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Alberta sets another high for new cases

Thursday, 19 November 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Alberta sets another high for new cases

New case for Crowsnest Pass today
67 across Alberta’s south zone

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


Alberta Overview
Wednesday, Nov. 18 – 42,797 total cases
Data updated Thursday, Nov. 19

1,105 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in today’s update.

Test numbers remain unavailable.

There are 10,382 active cases, an increase of 325 since yesterday.

772 recoveries brings the total to 31,964 for a recovery rate of about 75 per cent.

284 people are hospitalized with 61 admitted to intensive care units.

8 new deaths were reported today.

451 Albertans have now died, giving Covid-19 a mortality rate of about 1.1 per cent in the province.


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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 are Cardston County, Fort Macleod, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge County, 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, County of Warner and Oyen are the south zone areas with “open” status at this time.

 

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

Pincher Creek Region, Crowsnest Pass, Waterton, County of Warner and Oyen will not 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 then.

For example, Pincher Creek region currently has five active cases, the equivalent of 60.2 per 100,000, which is above the trigger point of 50, but status for the area will only change if there are also 10 active cases.

Waterton and Oyen currently have no active cases, Crowsnest Pass has two and the County of Warner has nine. 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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South Zone Specifics
Wednesday, Nov. 18 – 3,253 total cases
Data updated Thursday, Nov. 19

67 new cases were reported in today’s update.

Testing numbers remain unavailable as does the positivity rate specific to the zone.

There are 540 active cases, an increase of 8 since yesterday.

59 recoveries brings the total to 2,677, for a recovery rate of about 82 per cent.

19 people are hospitalized with five admitted to intensive care.

36 residents have died, giving Covid-19 a mortality rate of about 1.1 per cent for the zone.

Dr. Hinshaw said Monday that the acute care outbreak at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge was declared over on Nov. 14. It remains listed as an outbreak on the provincial government website, but Alberta Health confirmed to us Tuesday that the outbreak is over and should be removed from the list with the next update on Friday.

There are 10 public outbreak sites across the zone, which are detailed in the community breakdown below.

10 of 15 communities/regions are under enhanced status. Additional public health measures and gathering restrictions are in place as noted above for these areas that have crossed the “watch” threshold.

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Community Breakdown
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Data updated Thursday, Nov. 19

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

Pincher Creek Region – 33 total
5 active, 26 recovered, 2 deaths
60.2 per 100,000 – open status (less than 10 active cases)
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

Crowsnest Pass – 5 total
2 active, 3 recovered
* 1 new active
31.6 per 100,000 – open status

Fort Macleod – 43 total
6 active, 34 recovered, 3 deaths
* 1 new recovery
MD of Willow Creek = 67 per 100,000 (11 active in MD) – under enhanced watch

Cardston County/Kainai – 140 total
20 active, 115 recovered, 5 deaths
* 3 new active, 2 recoveries
121.5 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch

I.D. Waterton – 0
0 per 100,000 – “open” status


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City of Lethbridge – 815 total

163 active, 645 recovered, 7 deaths
* 14 new active, 25 new recoveries
164.7 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch
Public outbreak sites – Edith Cavell Care Centre, St. Michael’s Health Centre, Good Samaritan West Highland Centre, House of Cars (new today), private gathering and Top Hat Adult Entertainment.

Lethbridge County – 259 total
57 active, 201 recovered, 1 death
* 6 new active, 10 new recoveries
225.9 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch

County of Warner – 88 total
9 active, 78 recovered, 1 death
* 3 new active, 3 new recoveries
81.9 per 100,000 – open status

MD of Taber –159 total
81 active, 70 recovered, 1 death
* 11 new active, 4 new recoveries
466.5 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch


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City of Brooks – 1,245 total
33 active, 1,201 recovered, 11 deaths
* 6 new active, 7 new recoveries
171 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch
Public outbreak sites – Agecare Sunrise Gardens, private dayhome (new today) and Studio Elle

County of Newell – 90 total
25 active, 63 recovered, 2 deaths
* 3 new active, 1 new recovery
308.9 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch

County of Forty Mile – 91 total
27 active, 63 recovered, 1 death
* 3 new active, 2 new recoveries
419 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch 

Cypress County – 97 total
44 active, 53 recovered
* 6 new active, 1 new recovery
392.2 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch

Medicine Hat – 169 total
60 active, 107 recovered, 2 deaths
* 11 new active, 2 new recoveries
88.2 per 100,000 – under enhanced watch
Public outbreak site – private dayhome

Oyen – 13 total
0 active, 13 recovered
Special Areas 2 = 0 per 100,000 – open status


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Alberta Information by Zone
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Updated Thursday, Nov. 19

Calgary Zone
18,400 confirmed cases   +365
4,219 active cases   +18
14,001 recovered cases   +343
95 in hospital
17 in intensive care
180 deaths  +4

Edmonton Zone
16,302 confirmed cases   +531
4,388 active cases   +231
11,732 recovered cases   +296
147 in hospital
38 in intensive care
182 deaths   +4

Central Zone
1,706 confirmed cases   +90
508 active cases   +54
1,187 recovered cases   +36
10 in hospital
0 in intensive care
11 deaths         

South Zone
3,253 confirmed cases   +67
540 active cases   +8
2,677 recovered cases   +59
19 in hospital
5 in intensive care
36 deaths         

North Zone
2,995 confirmed cases   +67
658 active cases   +13
2,295 recovered cases   +37
13 in hospital
1 in intensive care
42 deaths           

Unknown Zone
141 confirmed cases  
69 active cases  
72 recovered cases 



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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

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
  • Faith-based gatherings limited to ⅓ capacity 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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There are currently high rates of in-home transmission, with family members infecting one another and simple steps can have a big impact:

  • If you are sick with even mild symptoms, take steps to protect those around you.
  • Isolate yourself in the house in a separate bedroom and use a different bathroom than family members if possible.
  • If unable to isolate yourself within the home, wear a mask and disinfect common surfaces.
  • Do not eat with family members, share utensils or food, or spend prolonged time in close contact with them.
  • Do not leave the house, even if symptoms are mild and even if you don’t want to miss an important family gathering.



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1-855-627-5365

Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization operates a toll-free information number for those without Internet access to receive up-to-date information on the Covid-19 situation. 


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