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April 7 Covid-19 update

Wednesday, 07 April 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

April 7 Covid-19 update

South zone sees decrease
in active Covid-19 cases

South zone Covid-19 update
By Jenaya Launstein


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.

For the second day in a row, Alberta's south zone had a decrease in active cases while all other zones in the province saw increases.

With the central zone reporting four cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil, the south zone is now the only area in Alberta without confirmed cases of P.1.

The Pincher Creek area has one new case of Covid-19, while Crowsnest Pass stats remain unchanged for the third straight day.



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Covid-19 vaccinations continue, with 133,401 people fully immunized with both doses, and a total of 755,831 doses administered across the province.

The shots have led to a total of 205 adverse reactions to date, representing 0.03 per cent, or about three in 10,000.

Vaccines take time to work. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines show protection starting 12 to 14 days after the first dose.

You are still vulnerable to contracting the virus before this time, and even afterwards there is still a small chance of contracting the virus or passing it along to others.

People who have been immunized must continue to follow public health measures in order to protect themselves and others from Covid-19.


Statistics in this post are current as of the end of day, Apr. 6, 2021.


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Alberta – 155,476 total

11,464 active cases

Testing confirms 1,351 new cases of Covid-19 in Alberta. Of these, 575 cases (43 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 11,464, an increase of 655.

With 14,051 tests conducted, the provincial positivity rate is 9.7 per cent (down from 10.2 the previous day), and the seven-day average is 8.9 per cent.

A total of 7,561 variant cases have been confirmed in Alberta. Of these, 4,951 are active (43 per cent of Alberta's total active cases), 2,581 have recovered and variants have led to 29 deaths.

There are now 7,512 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 26 cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa and 23 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

The addition of 695 recoveries brings the total to 142,010 and a provincial recovery rate of 91 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by five to 333 while ICU admissions increased by three to 79.

One new death over the past 24 hours means the provincial total has increased to 2,002. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 1.3 per cent.

As of Apr. 5, there are 98 active cases among seniors living in long-term care homes and supportive/home-living sites.

Recoveries in these settings now number 9,166 and 1,235 deaths represent 62 per cent of Alberta's total.

Active cases with unknown zone – 95
Recovered cases with unknown zone – 121
Deaths with unknown zone – 0

The zone of current hospitalization and current ICU admission are based on a patient's location of hospitalization, not the zone of patient residence. For example, a Pincher Creek resident hospitalized in Calgary is categorized as an active case in the Pincher Creek region, and their hospitalization statistic will show in the Calgary zone.

Alberta Health shares information regarding deaths as soon as it is available. There can be delays in death reporting to Alberta Health or in post-mortem confirmation of a death having Covid-19 as a contributing cause. The number reported on any given day is typically a total from multiple days.


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South Zone – 8,576 total

865 active cases

Testing confirms 50 new cases of Covid-19 in the south zone. Of these, 25 cases (50 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 865, a decrease of nine.

With 773 tests conducted, the south zone positivity rate is 6.2 per cent (down from 7.6 the previous day).

The seven-day average positivity is 7.4 per cent compared to a rate of 8.9 for the province as a whole.

A total of 433 variant cases have been confirmed in the zone so far, which represents six per cent of the total number in Alberta.

There are 276 active cases, 157 recoveries and zero deaths associated with variants in the south zone. It is unknown which specific areas within the zone the variants of concern have been diagnosed.

All variant cases confirmed in the zone are the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. 

The addition of 59 recoveries brings the total to 7,605 and a zone recovery rate of 89 per cent.

Hospitalizations decreased by one to 35 while ICU admissions remain at 10.

With no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the zone total remains at 106 and the mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 1.2 per cent.

Detailed information for all individual south-zone areas, R values, school information and outbreak sites is provided below zone statistics.



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Calgary Zone – 60,823 total

5,408 active cases

Testing confirms 616 new cases of Covid-19 in the Calgary zone. Of these, 225 cases (37 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 5,408, an increase of 286.

A total of 3,326 variant cases have been confirmed in the zone so far, which represents 44 per cent of the total in Alberta. 

This includes 3,297 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 16 cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa and 13 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

There are 2,220 active cases, 1,102 recoveries and four deaths associated with variants in the Calgary zone. It is unknown which specific areas within the zone the variants of concern have been diagnosed.

The addition of 330 recoveries brings the total to 54,806 and a zone recovery rate of 90 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by two to 132 while ICU admissions decreased by one to 36.

With no deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the Calgary zone total remains at 609. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is one per cent.




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Edmonton Zone – 58,731 total

2,640 active cases

Testing confirms 346 new cases of Covid-19 in the Edmonton zone. Of these, 187 cases (54 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 2,640, an increase of 193.

A total of 2,242 variant cases have been confirmed in the zone so far, which represents 30 per cent of the total in Alberta. 

This includes 2,231 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 10 cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa and one case of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

There are 1,363 active cases, 856 recoveries and 23 deaths associated with variants in the Edmonton zone. It is unknown which specific areas within the zone the variants of concern have been diagnosed.

The addition of 153 recoveries brings the total to 55,077 and a zone recovery rate of 94 per cent.

Hospitalizations have increased by two to 99, while ICU admissions increased by two to 21.

With no deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the Edmonton zone total remains at 1,014. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 1.7 per cent.



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Central Zone – 12,133 total

934 active cases

Testing confirms 126 new cases of Covid-19 in the central zone. Of these, 67 cases (53 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 934, an increase of 56.

A total of 854 variant cases have been confirmed in the zone so far, which represents 11 per cent of the total in Alberta.

This includes 850 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom and four cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

There are 483 active cases, 369 recoveries and two deaths associated with variants in the central zone. It is unknown which specific areas within the zone the variants of concern have been diagnosed.

The addition of 70 recoveries brings the total to 11,076 and a zone recovery rate of 91 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by two to 32 and ICU admissions increased by one to six.

With no deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the central zone total remains at 123. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is one per cent.


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North Zone – 14,997 total

1,522 active cases

Testing confirms 211 new cases of Covid-19 in the north zone. Of these, 69 cases (33 per cent) are variant strains of the virus.

Active cases are up to 1,522, an increase of 128.

A total of 660 variant cases have been confirmed in the zone so far, which represents nine per cent of the total in Alberta.

This includes 655 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom and five cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

There are 566 active cases, 94 recoveries and zero deaths associated with variants in the north zone. It is unknown which specific areas within the zone the variants of concern have been diagnosed.

The addition of 82 recoveries brings the total to 13,325 and a zone recovery rate of 89 per cent.

Hospitalizations remain at 35 while ICU admissions increased by one to six.

With one death reported in the past 24 hours, the north zone total has increased to 150. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is one per cent.



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R values

March 29 to April 4, 2021

R values are provided weekly on Mondays.

Also known as the reproduction number, R values describe whether cases are currently increasing, decreasing or staying the same (i.e. the average number of people someone infected with Covid-19 will infect).

If the R value is one, then an infected person will, on average, infect one other person.

An R value below one means the rate of transmission was decreasing during that period and if it is above one, it was increasing.

Current rates are in bold. As an indication of trends, values below are statistics from Dec. 7 to 13, 2020, to the most recent.

1.17 Alberta (provincewide)

0.98, 0.92, 0.99, 0.90, 0.84, 0.81, 0.83, 0.87, 0.85, 1.03, 1.01, 0.95, 1.07, 1.14, 1.09, 1.17

1.18 Edmonton zone

1.0, 0.89, 0.92, 0.80, 0.81, 0.81, 0.74, 0.82, 0.78, 0.93, 1.16, 1.02, 0.99, 1.13, 1.10, 1.18

1.17 Calgary zone

0.92, 0.97, 1.02, 0.96, 0.79, 0.83, 0.83, 0.82, 0.82, 0.95, 1.01, 0.95, 1.08, 1.23, 1.12, 1.17

1.13 rest of Alberta

1.01, 0.90, 1.06, 0.97, 0.88, 0.77, 0.90, 0.96, 0.94, 1.13, 0.94, 0.90, 1.10, 1.05, 1.04, 1.13


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South zone outbreaks

Alberta Health updates outbreak information on Tuesdays and Fridays. Outbreak alerts remain active until four weeks pass with no new cases, and not all outbreaks listed have current transmission or active cases.

Dates indicate when outbreaks are first reported by Alberta Health.

Acute-care centres

An outbreak was declared Mar. 17 on one unit at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. To date, two patients associated with this unit have tested positive.

An outbreak was declared Mar. 29 on one unit at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. To date, one patient associated with this unit has tested positive.

Long-term care facilities

The Valleyview in Medicine Hat – since Feb. 16

Supportive-living and home-living sites

Grandview Village in Lethbridge – since March 12

Martha's House in Lethbridge – since March 12

The View at Lethbridge in Lethbridge – since Jan. 12

St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge – since Mar. 22

Oyen Lodge in Oyen – since Apr. 5

Other facilities and settings

Lethbridge Alpha House in Lethbridge – since Dec. 7, 2020

Blackfoot Family Lodge Society in Lethbridge – since Mar. 8

Sunrise Poultry Processors in Lethbridge – since Mar. 19.

Trinity Reformed Church in Lethbridge – since Mar. 22

Kingdom Kids Christian Child Care in Lethbridge – since Mar. 29

Cavendish Farms in Lethbridge – since Apr. 5

Edenbridge Family Services in Lethbridge – since Apr. 5

Southland Trailer Corp. in Lethbridge – since Apr. 5

Van Raay Paskal Farms in Picture Butte – since Apr. 5



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School statistics

Updates of school stats are provided on weekdays by Alberta Health. 

As of Apr. 5, about 17 per cent of Alberta schools are on alert or have outbreaks of Covid-19, with 2,285 cases in total.

254 schools are on alert with 549 total cases, while 159 schools have outbreaks with an additional 1,736 cases.

In-school transmission has likely occured at 358 schools. Of these 144 have had only one new case occur as a result.

South zone schools as of April 6

Cardston Elementary School in Cardston – alert since Mar. 9 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 21. This school was downgraded back to alert status on Mar. 23.

Cardston Junior High School in Cardston – alert since Mar. 9, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 11 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 21.

Cardston High School in Cardston – alert since Mar. 28


R.I. Baker Middle School in Coaldale (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 22

Coaldale Christian School in Coaldale (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 29

St. Joseph's School in Coaldale (Lethbridge County) – alert since Apr. 5


Calvin Christian School in Coalhurst (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 18, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 21 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 6

Coalhurst Elementary School in Coalhurst (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 24

Coalhurst High School in Coalhurst (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 28


Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge – alert since Feb. 11, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 15 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 28

Chinook High School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 30

Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 21

Ecole Agnes Davidson School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 14

Ecole La Verendrye in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 21

Ecole Nicholas Sheran School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 8 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 30

Father Leonard Van Tighem School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 25 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 5

Galbraith School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 9, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 10 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 28

G.S. Lakie Middle School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 28 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 5

Immanuel Christian Elementary School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 22 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 25

Immanuel Christian Secondary School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 21 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 23

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 14 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 21


Mike Mountain Horse School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 9

Park Meadows School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 22

Senator Buchanan Elementary School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 16

St. Francis Junior High School in Lethbridge ­– alert since Feb. 28 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 14

St. Paul School in Lethbridge – alert since Mar. 19
Holy Spirit School Division has advised that due to the school’s small size and the configuration of staff required to quarantine, the grade 5 and 6 classes will be moving to online learning until April 12.


St. Teresa of Calcutta School in Lethbridge – outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 8

Wilson Middle School in Lethbridge – alert since Feb. 16, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 8 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 17


Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge – alert since Feb. 16, outbreak of five to nine cases since Feb. 17 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 21


Providence Christian School in Monarch (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 24.


Noble Central School in Nobleford (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 23.


St. Catherine's School in Picture Butte (Lethbridge County) – alert since Mar. 18 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 5


Dr. Hamman School in Taber – alert since Mar. 28

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Separate School in Taber – alert since Mar. 29.


St. Michael's School in Medicine Hat – alert since Mar. 30 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 31



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South-zone community breakdown

New cases, recoveries and deaths are in comparison to stats from the previous day.

Pincher Creek area – 249 total

6 active cases

238 recovered

5 Covid-related deaths

The Pincher Creek area has one new case.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 71.9.

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.


Crowsnest Pass – 30 total

2 active cases

28 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

Crowsnest Pass has no changes.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 31.8.

Fort Macleod – 163 total

42 active cases

117 recovered

4 Covid-related deaths

Fort Macleod has four new cases.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 314.6 in the MD of Willow Creek, not all of which is in the AHS south zone.

Cardston County – 816 total

52 active cases

750 recovered

14 Covid-related deaths

Cardston County has one new case and five recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 316.

I.D. No. 4 (Waterton) – Zero total

Waterton is the only region in the south zone to be Covid-free.


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City of Lethbridge – 3,435 total

499 active cases

2,906 recovered

30 Covid-related deaths

The City of Lethbridge has 17 new cases and 37 recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 496, which drops to eighth highest in the province.

Lethbridge County – 750 total

111 active cases

631 recovered

8 Covid-related deaths

Lethbridge County has 10 new cases and seven recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 432, which drops to 10th highest in the province.

County of Warner – 187 total

9 active cases

175 recovered

3 Covid-related deaths

The County of Warner has three new cases.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 81.

MD of Taber – 423 total

57 active cases

360 recovered

6 Covid-related deaths

The MD of Taber has two new cases and four recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 300.

Brooks – 1,370 total

3 active cases

1,353 recovered

14 Covid-related deaths

Brooks has two new cases and two recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 15.


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County of Newell – 163 total

1 active case

160 recovered

2 Covid-related deaths

The County of Newell has two new recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 13.

County of Forty Mile – 132 total

7 active cases

122 recovered

3 Covid-related deaths

The County of Forty Mile has two new cases and one recovery.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 109.

Cypress County – 161 total

15 active cases

146 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

Cypress County has two new cases.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 133.

Medicine Hat – 621 total

50 active cases

554 recovered

17 Covid-related deaths

Medicine Hat has six new cases.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is now 73.

Oyen area – 52 total

7 active cases

45 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

The Oyen area has no changes today.

The Oyen area includes Special Areas 2 and 3, and the MD of Acadia.

With six active cases, the rate of active cases per 100,000 people in Special Area 3 is 242.9.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people in the MD of Acadia is zero.

There are nine active cases in Special Area 2 and the rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 198, however, not all of this area is in the AHS south zone.




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Statistics in this post are current as of the end of day, Apr. 6 and updated Apr. 7, 2021. It is compiled from information provided by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services.

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