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August 17 Covid-19 update

Tuesday, 17 August 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

August 17 Covid-19 update
South zone surpasses 800 active cases

Covid-19 Update
By Jenaya Launstein



With an increase of 45 active cases, the south zone has now surpassed 800 active cases of Covid-19, 495 of which are located in Medicine Hat.

Today's update includes the death of a woman in her 60s from Medicine Hat. We extend our condolences to her family and friends.

In the southwest corner, the Pincher Creek area reported three new cases of the virus and one recovery. Crowsnest Pass saw no new changes and Cardston County confirmed two new cases. Waterton remains the only area in the south zone free of Covid-19.

Active cases by age:
36 – under one year
131 – 1 to 4 years
194 – 5 to 9 years
707 – 10 to 19 years
1752 – 20 to 29 years
1208 – 30 to 39 years
689 – 40 to 49 years
473 – 50 to 59 years
260 – 60 to 69 years
92 – 70 to 79 years
85 – 80+ years

As of August 16 there are 1,456,380 cases of Covid-19 across Canada, an increase of 4,019

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



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Provincial Update

407 new cases — 240,753 total

5,627 active cases — change of 273

7.5 per cent positivity rate — 6.4 per cent over 7 days
5,475 were tested August 16

131 recovered — 232,790 total

15 hospitalized — 176 total

1 ICU admission(s) — 44 total

3 death(s) — 2,336 total

618 variant cases have been identified in the past 24 hours, for a total of 56,680

0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 45,831 total

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

617 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 7,773 total

1 new cases of the Gamma variant — 2,896 total



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240,753 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed in Alberta. 3,447 were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 492

The province has a recovery rate of 96.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.1 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 25.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.

5,451,895 vaccinations have been administered to date to those eligible over the age of 12, which is 76.9 per cent.

68 per cent are fully immunized, a total of 2,558,550 of those eligible.

So far there have been 1178 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



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South Zone Update

53 new case(s) — 13,563 total

810 active case(s) — change of 45

14.9 per cent positivity rate — 11.8 per cent over 7 days
335 were tested August 16

7 recovered — 12,613 total

1 hospitalized — 18 total

0 ICU admission(s) — 4 total

1 death(s) — 140 total
*Today's update includes the death of a woman in her 60s from Medicine Hat. We extend our condolences to her family and friends.

92 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 3,648

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

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

92 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 876 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 696 of the zone's active cases, along with 2,930 recoveries and 22 deaths.



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68.5 per cent of eligible south zone residents (aged 12 and over) have received a first dose of vaccine and 61.4 per cent are fully immunized.

13,563 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the south zone, which is 5.6 per cent of Alberta's total.

666 cases were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 95

The zone has a recovery rate of 93.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 2.2 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 22.2 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Calgary Zone Update

113 new case(s) — 98,239 total

2,016 active case(s) — change of 27

4.8 per cent positivity rate

85 recovered — 95,514 total

8 hospitalized — 68 total

0 ICU admission(s) — 17 total

1 death(s) — 709 total

175 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 24,685

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

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

175 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 3,762 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 1,733 of the zone's active cases, along with 22,871 recoveries and 81 deaths.

98,239 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Calgary zone, which is 40.8 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 97.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.4 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 25.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Edmonton Zone Update

141 new case(s) — 79,826 total

1,549 active case(s) — change of 118

8.0 per cent positivity rate

23 recovered — 77,166 total

4 hospitalized — 59 total

1 ICU admission(s) — 16 total

0 death(s) — 1,111 total

217 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 14,375

-1 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 11,412 total

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

84 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 1,834 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 1,369 of the zone's active cases, along with 12,898 recoveries and 108 deaths.

79,826 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 96.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.4 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.8 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 27.1 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Central Zone Update

41 new case(s) — 21,471 total

428 active case(s) — change of 35

10.5 per cent positivity rate

5 recovered — 20,871 total

1 hospitalized — 16 total

0 ICU admission(s) — 4 total

1 death(s) — 172 total

56 new variant cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 6,090

1 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 5,454 total

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

54 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 457 total

1 new cases of the Gamma variant — 177 total

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

Variants account for at least 370 of the zone's active cases, along with 5,680 recoveries and 40 deaths.

21,471 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 97.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 3.7 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 25.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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North Zone Update

66 new case(s) — 27,636 total

814 active case(s) — change of 55

19.2 per cent positivity rate

11 recovered — 26,618 total

1 hospitalized — 15 total

0 ICU admission(s) — 3 total

0 death(s) — 204 total

84 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 7,882

0 new cases(s) of the Alpha variant — 6,240 total

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

84 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 844 total

0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 764 total

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

Variants account for at least 687 of the zone's active cases, along with 7,152 recoveries and 43 deaths.

27,636 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 96.3 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, 20.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Pincher Creek Area

3 new case(s) — 360 total

18 active case(s) — change of 2

1 recovered — 337 total

0 death(s) — 5 total

215.7 active cases per 100,000 population

The Pincher Creek area has added 17 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

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

Pincher Creek Area's 360 cases to date are 2.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 73.3 per cent or 5,261 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 65.4 per cent or 4,693 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 1,439 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 81.4 per cent or 1,389 people are fully immunized

• 71.8 per cent or 1,397 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 64.9 per cent or 1,264 people are fully immunized

• 61.9 per cent or 1,215 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 48.3 per cent or 948 people are fully immunized

• 58.6 per cent or 456 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 93.6 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.



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Crowsnest Pass

0 new case(s) — 91 total

5 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 85 total

0 death(s) — 1 total

79.6 active cases per 100,000 population

Crowsnest Pass has added 4 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 91 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 69 per cent or 3,876 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 62.8 per cent or 3,527 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 1,344 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 79.8 per cent or 1,276 people are fully immunized

• 67 per cent or 1,087 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 60.8 per cent or 986 people are fully immunized

• 51.1 per cent or 666 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 42.4 per cent or 553 people are fully immunized

• 51.2 per cent or 249 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 40.3 per cent or 196 people are fully immunized

Crowsnest Pass has a recovery rate of 93.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.1 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Fort Macleod

0 new case(s) — 323 total

4 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 313 total

0 death(s) — 6 total

59.2 active cases per 100,000 population

58.7 per cent or 3,258 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 52.2 per cent or 2,899 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 96.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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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, 68.2 per cent or 9,177 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.8 per cent or 7,782 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



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Cardston County

2 new case(s) — 1054 total

21 active case(s) — change of 2

0 recovered — 1014 total

0 death(s) — 19 total

127.8 active cases per 100,000 population

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 68.2 per cent or 9,177 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.8 per cent or 7,782 people are fully immunized

Cardston County's 1,054 cases to date are 7.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cardston County has a recovery rate of 96.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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County of Warner

0 new case(s) — 475 total

6 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 466 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

54.0 active cases per 100,000 population

58.2 per cent or 5,254 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 51.2 per cent or 4,621 people are fully immunized

County of Warner's 475 cases to date are 3.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Warner has a recovery rate of 98.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Lethbridge County

5 new case(s) — 1,293 total

21 active case(s) — change of 5

0 recovered — 1,258 total

0 death(s) — 14 total

81.8 active cases per 100,000 population

59.3 per cent or 12,218 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.7 per cent or 11,065 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge County's 1,293 cases to date are 9.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge County has a recovery rate of 97.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.1 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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MD of Taber

4 new case(s) — 588 total

13 active case(s) — change of 4

0 recovered — 569 total

0 death(s) — 6 total

68.3 active cases per 100,000 population

47.7 per cent or 7,213 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 42.6 per cent or 6,436 people are fully immunized

MD of Taber's 588 cases to date are 4.3 per cent of the south-zone total.

The MD of Taber has a recovery rate of 96.8 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Lethbridge

11 new case(s) — 4,992 total

108 active case(s) — change of 10

1 recovered — 4,844 total

0 death(s) — 40 total

107.3 active cases per 100,000 population

In Lethbridge West, 84.3 per cent or 27,040 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 76.5 per cent or 24,561 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge North, 77.7 per cent or 18,752 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 69.8 per cent or 16,843 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge South, 78.7 per cent or 24,083 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 72 per cent or 22,038 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge's 4,992 cases to date are 36.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge has a recovery rate of 97.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Elim Village



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Brooks

2 new case(s) — 1,553 total

14 active case(s) — change of 1

1 recovered — 1,524 total

0 death(s) — 15 total

71.8 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 62.2 per cent or 14,370 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.1 per cent or 12,492 people are fully immunized

Brooks' 1,553 cases to date are 11.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

Brooks has a recovery rate of 98.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Newell Integrated Child Care



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County of Newell

1 new case(s) — 260 total

8 active case(s) — change of 0

1 recovered — 249 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

100.0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 62.2 per cent or 14,370 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.1 per cent or 12,492 people are fully immunized

County of Newell's 260 cases to date are 1.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Newell has a recovery rate of 95.8 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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County of Forty Mile

1 new case(s) — 161 total

3 active case(s) — change of 1

0 recovered — 155 total

0 death(s) — 3 total

46.8 active cases per 100,000 population

40.2 per cent or 1,986 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 35.7 per cent or 1,763 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



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Cypress County

9 new case(s) — 405 total

82 active case(s) — change of 8

1 recovered — 322 total

0 death(s) — 1 total

725.8 active cases per 100,000 population
* Second-highest per capita in the zone and third highest in the province

62.3 per cent or 5,980 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.3 per cent or 5,217 people are fully immunized

Cypress County's 405 cases to date are 3.0 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cypress County has a recovery rate of 79.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Roy's Wood Shop in Redcliff



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Medicine Hat

15 new case(s) — 1,856 total

495 active case(s) — change of 12
* Highest in south zone

2 recovered — 1,337 total

1 death(s) — 24 total
*Today's update includes the death of a woman in her 60s from Medicine Hat. We extend our condolences to her family and friends.

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

71.4 per cent or 42,210 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 64.2 per cent or 37,975 people are fully immunized

Medicine Hat's 1,856 cases to date are 13.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Medicine Hat has a recovery rate of 72.0 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 and one staff member associated with this outbreak has tested positive for Covid-19.
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• River Ridge Seniors Village



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Oyen Area

0 new case(s) — 106 total

11 active case(s) — change of 0

0 recovered — 95 total

0 death(s) — 0 total

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

58.3 per cent or 1,733 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 51.6 per cent or 1,532 people are fully immunized

Oyen Area's 106 cases to date are 0.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

The Oyen area has a recovery rate of 89.6 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.



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Statistics in this post are current as of August 16 and were updated August 17

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."