30x185 spacer

August 13 Covid-19 update

Friday, 13 August 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

August 13 Covid-19 update
Isolation requirements, symptomatic testing
and masking for transit extended to Sept. 27


Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison

With non-ICU hospitalizations trending higher than anticipated and pediatric cases involving the Delta variant in children under 15 rising in the United States indicating that the rate of full vaccination in adults has significant impact, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced today that changes planned for Aug. 16 will be extended to September.

The chief medical officer of health for the province says this will provide greater opportunity to monitor trends and emerging evidence.


"I do not share this information to cause alarm," she said. "To date, we have not seen a similar rise in severe cases in youth here in Alberta."

Since July 1, seven cases in individuals under the age of 18 have required treatment in hospital.

"Not only does this allow us to do further monitoring," she added, "it also gives us more time to increase vaccination levels, which is the number-one most important thing adults and older children can do to protect themselves and younger children and others around them."

Until Sept 27:
  • provincial masking orders for transit, school busses, taxis and ride shares remain in effect;
  • isolation will continue to be legally required for those with core COVID-19 symptoms and those who test positive for COVID-19; and
  • symptomatic testing will continue to be available at assessment centres by self-referral.

"We are not going backwards, we are pausing to monitor and assess before taking a next step forward," Dr. Hinshaw said.

"Having said that, I am sorry that the way that I have communicated about these changes, and the rapid pace of them, has caused distress."


Dr. Hinshaw also addressed back-to-school plans including expectations around good public-health practices like staying home when sick, regular hand hygiene and cleaning. Masking will not be universally required in schools but may be recommended as school officials make decisions that are right for them and their communities.

"This includes the ability to consider putting health measures in place for their schools that may exceed those put into place across the province, in response to the particular needs and contexts of their areas," she said.


Temporary immunization clinics will be set up in schools, starting Sept. 7, for students in grades 7 to 12, teachers and staff.

An online toolkit for parents is available at https://bit.ly/3jMnIyI.

Active cases by age:
27 – under one year
114 – 1 to 4 years
148 – 5 to 9 years
551 – 10 to 19 years
1387 – 20 to 29 years
998 – 30 to 39 years
541 – 40 to 49 years
350 – 50 to 59 years
194 – 60 to 69 years
72 – 70 to 79 years
56 – 80+ years

As of August 12 there are 1,448,021 cases of Covid-19 across Canada, an increase of 2,166

To date, 5.4 per cent of Albertans are confirmed to have contracted the virus.



2021 PC Meats Explore



Provincial Update

582 new cases — 238,939 total

4,438 active cases — change of 337

6.2 per cent positivity rate — 5.3 per cent over 7 days
9,300 were tested August 12

244 recovered — 232,169 total

6 hospitalized — 152 total

1 ICU admission(s) — 37 total

1 death(s) — 2,331 total
* Today's update includes the death of a Medicine Hat man in his 60s with no known comorbidities.

593 variant cases have been identified in the past 24 hours, for a total of 54,847

5 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 45,823 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 180 total

587 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 5,955 total

1 new cases of the Gamma variant — 2,889 total



2021 Robin Co Explore



238,939 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed in Alberta. 2,929 were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 418

The province has a recovery rate of 97.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.4 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 24.3 per cent are being treated in the ICU.

5,423,834 vaccinations have been administered to date to those eligible over the age of 12, which is 76.7 per cent.

67.5 per cent are fully immunized, a total of 2,539,474 of those eligible.

So far there have been 1105 adverse reactions — about 2 in 10,000.

R values for August 2 to 8

Alberta – 1.25
Edmonton zone – 1.41 * Highest in 2021
Calgary zone – 1.09
Rest of Alberta – 1.41



2021 Twin Butte Explore



South Zone Update

80 new case(s) — 13,334 total

639 active case(s) — change of 57

9.7 per cent positivity rate — 11.0 per cent over 7 days
770 were tested August 12

22 recovered — 12,556 total

4 hospitalized — 21 total

0 ICU admission(s) — 3 total

1 death(s) — 139 total
* Today's update includes the death of a Medicine Hat man in his 60s with no known comorbidities.

90 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 3,395

1 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 2,676 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 0 total

89 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 623 total

0 new cases of the Gamma variant — 96 total

6 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the south zone.

Variants account for at least 495 of the zone's active cases, along with 2,879 recoveries and 21 deaths.



3814 2 ads week2 digital a



68.3 per cent of eligible south zone residents (aged 12 and over) have received a first dose of vaccine and 61.0 per cent are fully immunized.

13,334 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the south zone, which is 5.6 per cent of Alberta's total.

550 cases were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 79

The zone has a recovery rate of 94.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.3 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 14.3 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



20210616 Web Farmers Market



Calgary Zone Update

199 new case(s) — 97,664 total

1,790 active case(s) — change of 92

4.7 per cent positivity rate

107 recovered — 95,166 total

-3 hospitalized — 55 total

-1 ICU admission(s) — 14 total

0 death(s) — 708 total

218 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 24,073

0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 20,049 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 79 total

218 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 3,150 total

0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 795 total

44 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Calgary zone.

Variants account for at least 1,429 of the zone's active cases, along with 22,563 recoveries and 81 deaths.

97,664 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Calgary zone, which is 40.9 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 97.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.1 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 25.5 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



2021 Bear Grass Bistro Explore



Edmonton Zone Update

168 new case(s) — 79,241 total

1,063 active case(s) — change of 108

7.2 per cent positivity rate

60 recovered — 77,068 total

8 hospitalized — 50 total

1 ICU admission(s) — 14 total

0 death(s) — 1,110 total

169 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 13,827

0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 11,411 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 65 total

62 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 1,287 total

0 new cases of the Gamma variant — 1,064 total

25 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Edmonton zone.

Variants account for at least 910 of the zone's active cases, along with 12,810 recoveries and 107 deaths.

79,241 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Edmonton zone, which is 33.2 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 97.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.4 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.7 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 28.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



2021 Castle Ford Explore



Central Zone Update

44 new case(s) — 21,308 total

313 active case(s) — change of 21

7.1 per cent positivity rate

23 recovered — 20,824 total

-3 hospitalized — 15 total

-1 ICU admission(s) — 4 total

0 death(s) — 171 total

49 new variant cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 5,926

0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 5,450 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 2 total

48 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 303 total

1 new cases of the Gamma variant — 171 total

11 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Central zone.

Variants account for at least 244 of the zone's active cases, along with 5,643 recoveries and 39 deaths.

21,308 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Central zone, which is 8.9 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 97.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.8 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 26.7 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



2021 Creek Bud Explore



North Zone Update

89 new case(s) — 27,374 total

623 active case(s) — change of 57

12.6 per cent positivity rate

32 recovered — 26,547 total

0 hospitalized — 11 total

2 ICU admission(s) — 2 total

0 death(s) — 204 total

66 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 7,625

4 new cases(s) of the Alpha variant — 6,237 total

0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 34 total

62 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 591 total

0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 763 total

14 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the North zone.

Variants account for at least 496 of the zone's active cases, along with 7,086 recoveries and 43 deaths.

27,374 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the North zone, which is 11.5 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 97.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 1.8 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 18.2 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



2021 Connected Cuppas Explore



Pincher Creek Area

3 new case(s) — 354 total

13 active case(s) — change of 2

1 recovered — 336 total

0 death(s) — 5 total

155.8 active cases per 100,000 population

The Pincher Creek area has added 12 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

4.2 per cent of residents have tested positive for Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic.

Pincher Creek Area's 354 cases to date are 2.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 73.1 per cent or 5,248 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 65.3 per cent or 4,688 people are fully immunized

• 93.5 per cent or 733 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 92 per cent or 721 people are fully immunized

• 84.3 per cent or 1,438 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 81.3 per cent or 1,387 people are fully immunized

• 71.7 per cent or 1,395 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 64.9 per cent or 1,263 people are fully immunized

• 61.5 per cent or 1,207 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 48.2 per cent or 946 people are fully immunized

• 58.3 per cent or 454 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 45.5 per cent or 354 people are fully immunized

Pincher Creek area has a recovery rate of 94.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.4 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None

The 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.



2021 Crockets Explore 2



Crowsnest Pass

0 new case(s) — 88 total

2 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 85 total

0 death(s) — 1 total

31.8 active cases per 100,000 population

Crowsnest Pass has added 2 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

1.4 per cent of residents have tested positive for Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic.

Crowsnest Pass's 88 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 69 per cent or 3,872 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 62.6 per cent or 3,515 people are fully immunized

• 85.7 per cent or 517 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 83.8 per cent or 506 people are fully immunized

• 84 per cent or 1,343 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 79.7 per cent or 1,274 people are fully immunized

• 67 per cent or 1,087 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 60.4 per cent or 980 people are fully immunized

• 50.9 per cent or 664 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 42.3 per cent or 551 people are fully immunized

• 51 per cent or 248 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 39.9 per cent or 194 people are fully immunized

Crowsnest Pass has a recovery rate of 96.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.1 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 Dragons Heart Explore



Fort Macleod

0 new case(s) — 323 total

5 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 312 total

0 death(s) — 6 total

74 active cases per 100,000 population

58.3 per cent or 3,240 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 52 per cent or 2,885 people are fully immunized

Fort Macleod's 323 cases to date are 2.4 per cent of the south-zone total.

Fort Macleod has a recovery rate of 96.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 Harvest Coffeehouse Explore



Waterton (I.D. No. 4)

0 new case(s) — 6 total

0 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 6 total

0 death(s) — 0 total

0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 67.6 per cent or 9,106 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.2 per cent or 7,703 people are fully immunized

Waterton's 6 cases to date are 0.04 per cent of the south-zone total.

Waterton has a recovery rate of 100.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 Launstein Imagery Explore



Cardston County

3 new case(s) — 1044 total

10 active case(s) — change of 2

1 recovered — 1015 total

0 death(s) — 19 total

60.9 active cases per 100,000 population

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 67.6 per cent or 9,106 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.2 per cent or 7,703 people are fully immunized

Cardston County's 1,044 cases to date are 7.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cardston County has a recovery rate of 97.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 Uplift Adventures Explore



County of Warner

3 new case(s) — 474 total

5 active case(s) — change of 3

0 recovered — 466 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

45.0 active cases per 100,000 population

57.9 per cent or 5,231 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 50.6 per cent or 4,567 people are fully immunized

County of Warner's 474 cases to date are 3.6 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Warner has a recovery rate of 98.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None


20210630 Explore Web



Lethbridge County

2 new case(s) — 1,281 total

11 active case(s) — change of 1

1 recovered — 1,256 total

0 death(s) — 14 total

42.8 active cases per 100,000 population

59.1 per cent or 12,174 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.4 per cent or 10,999 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge County's 1,281 cases to date are 9.6 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge County has a recovery rate of 98.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.1 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



20210602 Maunsell Web



MD of Taber

1 new case(s) — 581 total

6 active case(s) — change of 1

0 recovered — 569 total

0 death(s) — 6 total

31.5 active cases per 100,000 population

47.6 per cent or 7,193 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 42.2 per cent or 6,388 people are fully immunized

MD of Taber's 581 cases to date are 4.4 per cent of the south-zone total.

The MD of Taber has a recovery rate of 97.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



20210609 Ascent Braces Web 1



Lethbridge

9 new case(s) — 4,960 total

89 active case(s) — change of 3

6 recovered — 4,831 total

0 death(s) — 40 total

88.4 active cases per 100,000 population

In Lethbridge West, 84.1 per cent or 26,988 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 76.2 per cent or 24,441 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge North, 77.5 per cent or 18,700 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 69.3 per cent or 16,724 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge South, 78.5 per cent or 24,025 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 71.7 per cent or 21,944 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge's 4,960 cases to date are 37.2 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge has a recovery rate of 97.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Elim Village



2021 Municipality of CNP Explore



Brooks

2 new case(s) — 1,544 total

8 active case(s) — change of -3

5 recovered — 1,521 total

0 death(s) — 15 total

41.0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 62 per cent or 14,311 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.5 per cent or 12,348 people are fully immunized

Brooks' 1,544 cases to date are 11.6 per cent of the south-zone total.

Brooks has a recovery rate of 98.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Newell Integrated Child Care



2021 PC Co op Explore



County of Newell

1 new case(s) — 258 total

8 active case(s) — change of 1

0 recovered — 247 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

100.0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 62 per cent or 14,311 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.5 per cent or 12,348 people are fully immunized

County of Newell's 258 cases to date are 1.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Newell has a recovery rate of 95.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 PC Legion Explore



County of Forty Mile

2 new case(s) — 161 total

3 active case(s) — change of 1

1 recovered — 155 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

46.8 active cases per 100,000 population

40.1 per cent or 1,981 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 35.6 per cent or 1,757 people are fully immunized

County of Forty Mile's 161 cases to date are 1.2 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Forty Mile has a recovery rate of 96.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



2021 Pincher Office Explore



Cypress County

7 new case(s) — 383 total

68 active case(s) — change of 5

2 recovered — 314 total

0 death(s) — 1 total

601.9 active cases per 100,000 population
* Highest per capita in the zone and second highest in the province

61.8 per cent or 5,932 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.8 per cent or 5,167 people are fully immunized

Cypress County's 383 cases to date are 2.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cypress County has a recovery rate of 82.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.3 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Roy's Wood Shop in Redcliff


Childrens_Festival_2021.jpg



Medicine Hat

46 new case(s) — 1,732 total

401 active case(s) — change of 40
* Highest in south zone

5 recovered — 1,308 total

1 death(s) — 23 total
* Today's update includes the death of a Medicine Hat man in his 60s with no known comorbidities.

588.7 active cases per 100,000 population
* Third highest per capita in the province

71 per cent or 41,961 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 63.8 per cent or 37,718 people are fully immunized

Medicine Hat's 1,732 cases to date are 13.0 per cent of the south-zone total.

Medicine Hat has a recovery rate of 75.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.3 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Chinook Village
• South Country Village
• Medicine Hat Regional Hospital — An outbreak was declared on one unit on Aug. 11. One patient associated with this outbreak has tested positive for Covid-19.


20200713-103645-Graphic_for_promo_page.png.jpg



Oyen Area

1 new case(s) — 105 total

10 active case(s) — change of 1

0 recovered — 95 total

0 death(s) — 0 total

286.9 active cases per 100,000 population
* MD of Acadian has the fourth-highest active cases per capita in the province

58.2 per cent or 1,730 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 51.2 per cent or 1,521 people are fully immunized

Oyen Area's 105 cases to date are 0.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

The Oyen area has a recovery rate of 90.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None

The Oyen area includes Special Area 3, the east section of Special Area 2 and the MD of Acadia.



20210127 Read Local



Statistics in this post are current as of August 12 and were updated August 13

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.

Updates are provided every day that Alberta Health releases new data. The goal of our posts is to provide all of the detailed information in an easy-to-understand format and all in one place. Thank you for supporting our advertisers and for choosing Shootin' the Breeze as an information source.

"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."