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Isolation changes for fully vaccinated

Friday, 31 December 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Isolation changes for fully vaccinated
Isolation time reduced to five days for fully vaccinated Albertans if Covid symptoms fully resolved
 
Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison


Health Minister Jason Copping announced this morning that, effective Monday, individuals who have taken two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and have tested positive for the virus, can reduce isolation from 10 to five days provided their symptoms are fully resolved. They must continue to mask in all settings outside of their homes for an additional five days.

This is in line with policy changes in other provinces.

According to Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, there were about 21,000 confirmed active cases of Covid-19 in Alberta on Dec. 29.

The true number of cases is considerably higher as this figure is not exact and does not include those choosing not to be tested, those wild mild or no symptoms who aren't aware they have the virus, or those testing positive on rapid tests and not requiring follow-up PCR testing.

In the first three waves of the pandemic, Dr. Hinshaw said, the capture of positive cases was about one in four. By the fourth wave this became one in six. 

"As more individuals who are symptomatic or have been exposed to the virus test themselves at home with rapid antigen tests, that ration is dropping even more with the Omicron variant," she added.

Dr. Hinshaw said daily numbers provided on the Covid dashboard give a snapshop indicating trends, proportionality and areas of concern.

"We do not need to document the majority of cases in order to have an effective surveillance system and we are adjusting to the new testing approach."

Vaccination, not contact tracing, has become the most effective tool against the Omicron variant that is spreading more quickly than any other form of Covid-19 and Dr. Hinshaw says proactive approaches must be used over reactive ones.

"We are currently facing a variant that is so infectious, and spreads so quickly, that individual case and contact management will not be effective."

She also said, "Wherever you go and whatever you do, you should anticipate that one or more people present in any location will likely be infectious with Omicron, even if they don't have symptoms. Make decisions and take precautions based on that assumption and the knowledge that action now is critical to preserving out healthcare system in the coming month."
 
Jason Schilling, president of the Alberta Teachers' Association, issued a response this morning to yesterday's announcement that K-12 students will not return to their classrooms until Jan. 10.

"The government has made the right call by delaying the resumption of schools in the new year and by cancelling diploma exams for January," he said.

"Omicron is a game changer and health and safety practices in schools will need to be adapted ­— time is needed for schools to prepare. We are also pleased to see that schools will be supplied with medical masks and rapid tests."

Schilling wants more answers though.

What additional measures will be implemented to limit further infection in schools?

What improvements will be made to air filtration?

What metrics will be used to determine when schools or classes move online?

How is the government preparing for severe staffing shortages likely to result from implementation of isolation requirements?

How will substitute teachers be engaged and better supported to ensure their availability?

Will medical masks be mandated by the province in all jurisdictions at all grade levels?

Will vaccinations for students and staff be available in schools?

Will vaccine mandates for staff be implemented province wide?

What provincial standards in the government prepared to enforce so that school boards are not left holding the bag on these important decisions?

What will happen with Grade 9 provincial achievement tests in January?

"These are important questions that require answers and clear leadership from the province," said Schilling. "We have been making constructive suggestions and asking these sorts of questions throughout the winter break, and frankly throughout the entire pandemic."

He says the ATA was not consulted on the announcement yesterday made by Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.
 
It will be late next week before it is determined whether learning from Jan. 10 forward will be in class or at home. During the coming week, schools will prepare for both scenarios, changes in testing and contact notification.
 
More information and resources for parents and guardians can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/k-12-learning-during-covid-19.aspx
 
Refer to the Dec. 29 post for rapid test guidelines for the general public.
 
The next Covid update will be Jan. 4, 2022, when weekday reporting resumes.
 
The following information is data from the Dec. 29 update for Dec. 23 to 28  and will be updated next Tuesday.
 
 
 
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Provincial Update — Dec. 23 to 28
 
Reported Dec. 29, 2021
 
10,918 new cases
 
17,396 active cases
8,359 last reported, change of 9,037
 
29.9 % positivity rate
50,223 tested
 
1,870 new recoveries
 
349 hospitalized
318 last reported, change of 31
 
57 admitted to ICU
64 last reported, change of -7
 
11 deaths since last update
 
5,073 new variant cases identified
 
 
357,623 total cases – 17,396 active, 336,917 recovered and 3,310 deaths
 
Active cases — 19 % unvaccinated, 1 % partially vaccinated and 80 % fully vaccinated
 
Hospitalized — 56 % are unvaccinated and 44 % are partially or fully vaccinated
 
ICU — 74 % are unvaccinated and 26 % are partially or fully vaccinated
 
 
8.0 % of the province's population are confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
 
The provincial recovery rate is 94.2 % and the mortality rate is 0.9 % .
 
 
 
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Total pandemic cases by age, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths:
 
Under 1 year – 2,168
0.6 % of all cases
103 hospitalizations ( 0.7 %)
22 ICU admissions ( 0.7 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)
 
1 to 4 years – 13,764
3.8 % of all cases
91 hospitalizations ( 0.6 %)
14 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)
 
5 to 9 years – 22,917
6.4 % of all cases
47 hospitalizations ( 0.3 %)
14 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)
 
10 to 19 years – 49,074
13.7 % of all cases
247 hospitalizations ( 1.6 %)
34 ICU admissions ( 1.1 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)
 
20 to 29 years – 63,570
17.8 % of all cases
886 hospitalizations ( 5.7 %)
119 ICU admissions ( 4.0 %)
16 deaths ( 0.5 %)
 
30 to 39 years – 68,910
19.3 % of all cases
1,595 hospitalizations ( 10.2 %)
252 ICU admissions ( 8.4 %)
35 deaths ( 1.1 %)
 
40 to 49 years – 55,141
15.4 % of all cases
1,891 hospitalizations ( 12.1 %)
416 ICU admissions ( 13.9 %)
83 deaths ( 2.5 %)
 
50 to 59 years – 38,947
10.9 % of all cases
2,617 hospitalizations ( 16.8 %)
691 ICU admissions ( 23.0 %)
211 deaths ( 6.4 %)
 
60 to 69 years – 23,491
6.6 % of all cases
2,808 hospitalizations ( 18.0 %)
792 ICU admissions ( 26.4 %)
458 deaths ( 13.8 %)
 
70 to 79 years – 10,404
2.9 % of all cases
2,551 hospitalizations ( 16.4 %)
520 ICU admissions ( 17.3 %)
763 deaths ( 23.1 %)
 
80+ years – 8,914
2.5 % of all cases
2,736 hospitalizations ( 17.6 %)
127 ICU admissions ( 4.2 %)
1,739 deaths ( 52.5 %)
 
 
 
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Alberta active case details
 
South zone – 471 ( 2.7 %)
241 last reported, change of 230
 
Calgary zone – 9,293 ( 53.4 %)
4,665 last reported, change of 4628
 
Edmonton zone – 6,216 ( 35.7 %)
2,539 last reported, change of 3677
 
Central zone – 687 ( 3.9 %)
460 last reported, change of 227
 
North zone – 597 ( 3.4 %)
424 last reported, change of 173
 
Unknown – 157 ( 0.4 %)
63 last reported, change of 94
 
Total – 17,396
 
 
Unvaccinated – 19 %
Partially vaccinated – 1 %
Fully vaccinated – 80 %
 
 
 
Active cases by age:
 
Under 1 year – 90 ( 0.5 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 400 ( 2.3 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 804 ( 4.6 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 1,901 ( 10.9 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 4,294 ( 24.7 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 3,851 ( 22.1 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 2,852 ( 16.4 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 1,825 ( 10.5 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 946 ( 5.4 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 298 ( 1.7 % )
 
80+ years – 135 ( 0.8 % )
 
 
Highest number of active cases in Wave 5 is 17,396 reported for Dec. 28, 2021.
 
Pandemic high for active cases is 25,438 reported for May 9, 2021.
 
 
 
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Alberta new case details
 
South zone – 315
Calgary zone – 5,502
Edmonton zone – 4,248
Central zone – 425
North zone – 334
Unknown – 94
Total – 10,918
 
Unvaccinated – 16 %
Partially vaccinated – 1 %
Fully vaccinated – 83 %
 
12,543 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 1,792 per day.
 
2,775 new cases reported Dec. 28 is the highest number of cases reported for a single day in the 5th wave.
 
 
 
South zone positivity – 17.8 %
Calgary zone positivity – 35.7 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 15.0 %
Central zone positivity – 29.8 %
North zone positivity – 23.4 %
 
Alberta positivity – 29.9 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 20.6 %
 
The highest positivity reported in Wave 5 is 29.9 % on Dec. 28, 2021. This is the highest positivity of the pandemic so far.
 
 
 
R values for Nov. 29 to Dec. 12, 2021:
 
Alberta – 0.96
Edmonton zone – 0.99
Calgary zone – 0.96
Rest of Alberta – 0.93
 
The highest rate of transmission for Alberta so far was reported the week of July 19 to 25, 2021. This will no doubt change when the next set of R values is presented.
 
 
 
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Alberta hospitalization details
 
South zone – 19 ( 5.4 % )
17 last reported, change of 2
 
Calgary zone – 122 ( 35.0 % )
107 last reported, change of 15
 
Edmonton zone – 99 ( 28.4 % )
94 last reported, change of 5
 
Central zone – 74 ( 21.2 % )
63 last reported, change of 11
 
North zone – 35 ( 10.0 % )
37 last reported, change of -2
 
Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 349
 
 
Unvaccinated – 56 %
Partially vaccinated – 4 %
Fully vaccinated – 40 %
 
 
 
Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:
 
South zone – 4.0
Calgary zone – 1.3
Edmonton zone – 1.6
Central zone – 10.8
North zone – 5.9
 
The highest number of Albertans requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 was 1,101 reported on Oct. 7, 2021.
 
 
 
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Pandemic hospitalizations by age:
 
15,577 Albertans hospitalized to date
 
Under 1 year – 103 ( 0.7 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 91 ( 0.6 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 47 ( 0.3 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 247 ( 1.6 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 886 ( 5.7 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 1,595 ( 10.2 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 1,891 ( 12.1 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 2,617 ( 16.8 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 2,808 ( 18.0 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 2,551 ( 16.4 % )
 
80+ years – 2,736 ( 17.6 % )
 
 
 
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Alberta ICU details
 
South zone – 2 ( 3.5 % )
2 last reported, change of 0
 
Calgary zone – 16 ( 28.1 % )
18 last reported, change of -2
 
Edmonton zone – 30 ( 52.6 % )
31 last reported, change of -1
 
Central zone – 6 ( 10.5 % )
8 last reported, change of -2
 
North zone – 3 ( 5.3 % )
5 last reported, change of -2
 
Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 57
 
 
Of individuals currently admitted to ICU, 74 % are unvaccinated and 26 % are partially or fully vaccinated.
 
 
167 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units and 57 of these are Covid patients.
 
78 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 251 as of Dec. 29, 2021.
 
Baseline capacity is at 97 % and 67 % of the total ICU beds available are full.
 
 
 
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Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:
 
South zone – 11 %
Calgary zone – 13 %
Edmonton zone – 30 %
Central zone – 8 %
North zone – 9 %
 
 
The highest number of Albertans admitted to ICU during the pandemic is 268 reported on Sept. 28, 2021.
 
ICU admissions in the third wave peaked at 187 on May 17, 2021, while the second-wave high was 153 reported on Dec. 28, 2020.
 
 
 
Vaccination status of ICU admissions in past 120 days:
 
Under 12 years – 17 admissions
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 29 years – 81 admissions
88.9 % unvaccinated
3.7 % partially vaccinated
7.4 % fully vaccinated
 
30 to 39 years – 123 admissions
91.1 % unvaccinated
3.3 % partially vaccinated
5.7 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 49 years – 184 admissions
86.4 % unvaccinated
3.8 % partially vaccinated
9.8 % fully vaccinated
 
50 to 59 years – 277 admissions
92.1 % unvaccinated
1.8 % partially vaccinated
6.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 69 years – 322 admissions
80.1 % unvaccinated
4.0 % partially vaccinated
15.8 % fully vaccinated
 
70 to 79 years – 226 admissions
73.5 % unvaccinated
4.0 % partially vaccinated
22.6 % fully vaccinated
 
80+ years – 55 admissions
56.4 % unvaccinated
1.8 % partially vaccinated
41.8 % fully vaccinated
 
1,285 individuals were admitted to ICU in the past 120 days.
 
 
 
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Pandemic ICU admissions by age:
 
Under one year – 22
 
1 to 4 years – 14
 
5 to 9 years – 14
 
10 to 19 years – 34
 
20 to 29 years – 119
 
30 to 39 years – 252
 
40 to 49 years – 416
 
50 to 59 years – 691
 
60 to 69 years – 792
 
70 to 79 years – 520
 
80+ years – 127
 
Total – 3,001
 
 
 
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Alberta Covid-related death details
 
11 Covid-related deaths have been reported since the last update.
 
South zone – 0
Calgary zone – 1
Edmonton zone – 4
Central zone – 2
North zone – 4
 
 
 
Vaccination status of Covid-related deaths in past 120 days:
 
Under 12 years – 1 death
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 29 years – 8 deaths
87.5 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
12.5 % fully vaccinated
 
30 to 39 years – 20 deaths
90.0 % unvaccinated
5.0 % partially vaccinated
5.0 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 49 years – 36 deaths
75.0 % unvaccinated
2.8 % partially vaccinated
22.2 % fully vaccinated
 
50 to 59 years – 89 deaths
88.8 % unvaccinated
2.2 % partially vaccinated
9.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 69 years – 154 deaths
76.6 % unvaccinated
5.2 % partially vaccinated
18.2 % fully vaccinated
 
70 to 79 years – 261 deaths
72.8 % unvaccinated
3.1 % partially vaccinated
24.1 % fully vaccinated
 
80+ years – 358 deaths
50.0 % unvaccinated
4.5 % partially vaccinated
45.5 % fully vaccinated
 
The province has a recovery rate of 94.2 % and a mortality rate of 0.9 %.
 
 
 
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Total pandemic deaths by age group:
 
Under 1 year – 0
 
1 to 4 years – 1
 
5 to 9 years – 0
 
10 to 12 years – 1
 
12 to 29 years – 16
 
30 to 39 years – 35
 
40 to 49 years – 83
 
50 to 59 years – 211
 
60 to 69 years – 458
 
70 to 79 years – 763
 
80+ years – 1,739
 
 
 
Total pandemic deaths by zone:
 
South zone – 290 ( 8.8 % )
 
Calgary zone – 859 ( 26.0 % )
 
Edmonton zone – 1,333 ( 40.3 % )
 
Central zone – 416 ( 12.6 % )
 
North zone – 412 ( 12.4 % )
 
Alberta total – 3,310
 
 
 
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Provincial vaccination data:
 
To date, 7,594,578 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 141,929 since the last update.
 
10,145 of new vaccinations were first doses, 5,545 were second doses and 126,239 were third doses.
 
So far, 3,495,179 first doses have been administered, 3,212,007 second doses and 887,392 third doses.
 
89.2 % vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 85.2 % are fully immunized.
 
There have been 2,180 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.
 
1,403 reactions were to Pfizer, 554 to Moderna and 213 to AstraZeneca.
 
 
 
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South Zone Summary for Dec. 23 to 28
 
Reported Dec. 29, 2021
 
315 new cases
 
471 active cases
241 last reported
2.7 % of Alberta total
 
17.8 % positivity rate within 438 tests on Dec. 28
12.0 % average over 7 days
 
85 new recoveries
 
19 hospitalized
17 last reported
5.4 % of Alberta hospitalizations
4.0 % of SZ active cases are hospitalized
 
2 admitted to ICU
2 last reported
3.5 % of Alberta ICU admissions
10.5 % of SZ hospitalized are in ICU
 
0 deaths
We are happy to share that there have been no Covid-related deaths reported in the south zone since Dec. 15, 2021.
 
 
23,915 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020.
These cases are 6.7 % of the provincial total.
 
349 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 50 new cases per day.
 
23,154 recovered, for a rate of 96.8 %.
 
290 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.2 % mortality rate.
 
82.6 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 79.2 % are fully immunized.
 
 
 
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School outbreaks
 
School reporting will resume in January.
 
 
Community outbreaks
 
As of the most recent update on Dec. 21, there are no Covid outbreaks in the zone. Acute-care numbers are provided weekdays by Alberta Health Services and the balance are updated by Alberta Health on Tuesdays and Fridays.
 
Outbreaks are declared in acute-care and continuing care settings when there are 2 or more cases; in prisons, shelters and childcare settings when there are 5 or more cases; and in non-healthcare workplaces, events and public settings when there are 10 or more cases.
 
Outbreaks are declared over after 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified, meaning not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.
 
 
Acute-care facility outbreaks
 
None reported
 
 
Long-term-care facility outbreaks
 
None reported
 
 
Supportive-living facility outbreaks
 
None reported
 
 
Other facility and setting outbreaks
 
None reported
 
 
 
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Pincher Creek Area
 
11 new cases
 
14 active cases
4 last reported
3.0 % of zone active
 
1 new recovery
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death reported in the Pincher Creek area was on Nov. 17 2021.
 
Pincher Creek area last had zero active cases on Nov. 3, 2020.
 
673 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.1 % of the local population and 2.8 % of the zone total.
 
648 have recovered, for a rate of 96.3 %.
 
11 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
12 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 2 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 12 on Sept. 20 & 27, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 65 reported on Sept 20 of the fourth wave, 20 in the third wave, 42 in the second wave and 13 in the first.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
85.7 % partially vaccinated
81.8 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
76.3 % partially vaccinated
71.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
96.4 % partially vaccinated
95.9 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
90.4 % partially vaccinated
89.0 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
84.9 % partially vaccinated
82.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
80.1 % partially vaccinated
89.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
80.9 % partially vaccinated
73.0 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
33.1 % partially vaccinated
2.8 % fully vaccinated
 
 
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
 
2 new cases
 
6 active cases
4 last reported
1.3 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The single Covid-related death in Crowsnest was reported on May 14, 2021.
 
 
4 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 0.6 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 7 on April 16 and Jan. 29, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 27 reported on Oct. 27 of the fourth wave, 22 in the third wave, 7 in the second wave and 2 in the first.
 
 
189 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.0 % of the local population and 0.8 % of the zone total.
 
182 have recovered, for a rate of 96.3 %.
 
1 death has been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.5 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
79.7 % partially vaccinated
76.6 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
76.3 % partially vaccinated
71.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.2 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
89.1 % partially vaccinated
87.1 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
78.6 % partially vaccinated
76.3 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
69.0 % partially vaccinated
63.5 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
69.0 % partially vaccinated
63.5 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
29.4 % partially vaccinatted
3.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Fort Macleod
 
0 new cases
 
3 active cases
3 last reported
0.6 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Fort Macleod was reported on Nov. 16, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 11 on Oct. 6, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 59 reported on Sept. 16 of the fourth wave, and 84 cases reported three times in the third wave.
 
 
579 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.5 % of the local population and 2.4 % of the zone total.
 
569 have recovered, for a rate of 98.3 %.
 
7 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.2 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
69.6 % partially vaccinated
66.6 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
63.4 % partially vaccinated
59.5 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
87.9 % partially vaccinated
85.4 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
83.9 % partially vaccinated
82.1 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
72.3 % partially vaccinated
68.9 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
56.9 % partially vaccinated
53.7 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
55.8 % partially vaccinated
52.0 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
13.2 % partially vaccinated
1.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Waterton (ID No. 4)
 
 
0 new cases
 
0 active cases
0 last reported
0.0 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
No Covid-related deaths have been reported for Waterton.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 2 on May 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of active cases was 4 reported on May 27, 2021.
 
 
8 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 4.9 % of the local population and 0.03 % of the zone total.
 
3642 have recovered, for a rate of 100.0 %.
 
0 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.0 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public outbreaks
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status:
 
Vaccination statistics for Waterton are included with Cardston County.
 
 
 
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Cardston County
 
13 new cases
 
17 active cases
9 last reported
3.6 % of zone active
 
5 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cardston County was reported on Nov. 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 31 on Sept. 16, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 184 reported on Oct. 3, 2021 of the fourth wave, and 79 cases reported twice in the third wave.
 
 
1,889 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 11.5 % of the local population and 7.9 % of the zone total.
 
1832 have recovered, for a rate of 97.0 %.
 
40 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 2.1 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Vaccination statistics for Cardston County include Waterton (ID No. 4) residents.
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
85.0 % partially vaccinated
80.0 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
77.1 % partially vaccinated
70.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.3 % partially vaccinated
87.7 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
89.5 % partially vaccinated
89.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
87.0 % partially vaccinated
82.9 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
79.8 % partially vaccinated
72.1 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
84.3 % partially vaccinated
75.1 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
22.7 % partially vaccinated
3.1 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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County of Warner
 
6 new cases
 
9 active cases
5 last reported
1.9 % of zone active
 
2 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Warner was reported on Oct. 26, 2021.
 
Dec. 20 and 21 was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 10 on May 7, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 79 reported on Sept. 26 & 30 of the fourth wave, and 130 cases reported in the third.
 
 
806 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.3 % of the local population and 3.4 % of the zone total.
 
793 have recovered, for a rate of 98.4 %.
 
4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.5 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
74.0 % partially vaccinated
69.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
67.0 % partially vaccinated
61.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
87.4 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
88.3 % partially vaccinated
85.3 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
77.6 % partially vaccinated
72.5 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
64.2 % partially vaccinated
58.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
61.3 % partially vaccinated
55.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
17.0 % partially vaccinated
2.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Lethbridge County
 
22 new cases
 
29 active cases
20 last reported
6.2 % of zone active
 
13 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge County was reported on Nov. 29, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Sept. 22, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 182 reported on Oct. 3 of the fourth wave, and 187 cases reported in the third.
 
 
2,046 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.0 % of the local population and 8.6 % of the zone total.
 
1,997 have recovered, for a rate of 97.6 %.
 
20 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.0 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
71.3 % partially vaccinated
68.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
64.4 % partially vaccinated
59.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.0 % partially vaccinated
88.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
87.7 % partially vaccinated
87.8 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
76.7 % partially vaccinated
73.0 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
63.0 % partially vaccinated
59.0 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
54.3 % partially vaccinated
50.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
17.6 % partially vaccinated
1.8 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Osa Shop Local
 
 
MD of Taber
 
7 new cases
 
15 active cases
10 last reported
3.2 % of zone active
 
2 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the MD of Taber was reported on Dec. 15, 2021.
 
Oct. 7 was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 27 on Sept. 8, 2021.
 
Active case highs are 210 reported on Sept. 20 of the fourth wave, and 64 cases reported in the third.
 
 
1,319 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.9 % of the local population and 5.5 % of the zone total.
 
1,286 have recovered, for a rate of 97.5 %.
 
18 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
61.2 % partially vaccinated
58.3 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
54.7 % partially vaccinated
50.8 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.8 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
84.1 % partially vaccinated
83.0 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
69.5 % partially vaccinated
65.9 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
48.8 % partially vaccinated
45.3 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
41.7 % partially vaccinated
39.0 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 19 years
12.7 % partially vaccinated
1.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Ascent Shop Local
 
 
Lethbridge
 
 
140 new cases
 
197 active cases
94 last reported
41.8 % of zone active
 
37 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge was reported on Nov. 15, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 67 on Sept. 20 of the fourth wave, and 38 in the third.
 
Active case highs are 487 reported on Sept. 29 & Oct. 4 of the fourth wave, and 462 in the third.
 
 
7,477 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.4 % of the local population and 31.3 % of the zone total.
 
7,218 have recovered, for a rate of 96.5 %.
 
62 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.8 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
Ecole Agnes Davidson School
Alert 2 to 4 cases
 
G.S. Lakie Middle School
Alert 5 to 9 cases
 
 
 
Lethbridge south vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
89.0 % partially vaccinated
86.3 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
85.4 % partially vaccinated
80.4 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
94.7 % partially vaccinated
94.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
94.2 % partially vaccinated
93.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
89.8 % partially vaccinated
86.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
82.9 % partially vaccinated
77.9 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
87.0 % partially vaccinated
83.8 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
37.1 % partially vaccinated
2.4 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Ruffles Shop Local
 
 
Lethbridge north vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
89.5 % partially vaccinated
86.0 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
84.6 % partially vaccinated
79.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
95.8 % partially vaccinated
94.7 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
97.9 % partially vaccinated
96.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
89.8 % partially vaccinated
86.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
84.3 % partially vaccinated
79.8 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
86.2 % partially vaccinated
79.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
30.5 % partially vaccinated
3.7 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Crockets Shop Local
 
 
Lethbridge west vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
93.7 % partially vaccinated
90.8 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
89.1 % partially vaccinated
82.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
100.0 % partially vaccinated
99.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
98.7 % partially vaccinated
98.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
94.6 % partially vaccinated
93.0 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
90.6 % partially vaccinated
86.5 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
94.0 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
47.3 % partially vaccinated
4.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Castle Ford Shop Local
 
 
Brooks
 
8 new cases
 
11 active cases
6 last reported
2.3 % of zone active
 
3 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Brooks was reported on Nov. 8, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day of the fourth wave was 20 on Sept. 22.
 
Active case highs are 179 reported on Oct. 3 of the fourth wave, and 58 in the third.
 
 
2,117 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 10.9 % of the local population and 8.9 % of the zone total.
 
2,082 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.
 
24 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status (Brooks is included with the County of Newell)
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
81.1 % partially vaccinated
76.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
73.9 % partially vaccinated
68.4 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
90.6 % partially vaccinated
89.9 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
92.6 % partially vaccinated
90.7 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
84.1 % partially vaccinated
80.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
75.6 % partially vaccinated
69.3 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
72.3 % partially vaccinated
63.9 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
13.8 % partially vaccinated
1.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Blackburn Shop Local
 
 
County of Newell
 
3 new cases
 
7 active cases
11 last reported
1.5 % of zone active
 
7 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Newell was reported on Nov. 15, 2021
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 9 on Oct. 21 of the fourth wave, and 5 in the third.
 
Active case highs are 59 reported on Sept. 30 of the fourth wave, and 33 in the third.
 
 
517 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.7 % of the local population and 2.2 % of the zone total.
 
517 have recovered, for a rate of 97.2 %.
 
8 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.5 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status (County of Newell includes Newell)
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
81.1 % partially vaccinated
76.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
73.9 % partially vaccinated
68.4 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
90.6 % partially vaccinated
89.9 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
92.6 % partially vaccinated
90.7 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
84.1 % partially vaccinated
80.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
75.6 % partially vaccinated
69.3 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
72.3 % partially vaccinated
63.9 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
13.8 % partially vaccinated
1.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 FB Ace Shop Local
 
 
County of Forty Mile
 
4 new cases
 
4 active cases
0 last reported
0.8 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Forty Mile was reported on Sept. 27, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 13 on Sept. 22.
 
Active case highs are 79 reported on Sept. 30 of the fourth wave, and 10 in the third.
 
 
349 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.4 % of the local population and 1.5 % of the zone total.
 
340 have recovered, for a rate of 97.4 %.
 
5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
54.7 % partially vaccinated
51.3 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
47.5 % partially vaccinated
44.0 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
84.4 % partially vaccinated
81.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
77.0 % partially vaccinated
74.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
59.8 % partially vaccinated
57.0 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
44.8 % partially vaccinated
40.6 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
33.2 % partially vaccinated
29.7 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
5.0 % partially vaccinated
0.7 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211124 Web Alpenland Shop Local
 
 
Cypress County
 
7 new cases
 
14 active cases
10 last reported
3.0 % of zone active
 
3 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cypress County was reported on Oct. 4, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 15 on Sept. 16 of the fourth wave, and 5 in the third.
 
Active case highs are 124 reported on Sept. 22 of the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
885 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.7 % of the local population and 3.7 % of the zone total.
 
865 have recovered, for a rate of 97.7 %.
 
6 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.7 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
79.3 % partially vaccinated
76.0 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
73.4 % partially vaccinated
68.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
85.4 % partially vaccinated
84.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
86.9 % partially vaccinated
85.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
82.9 % partially vaccinated
79.8 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
72.9 % partially vaccinated
69.4 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
70.5 % partially vaccinated
64.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
20.4 % partially vaccinated
2.1 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211201 No Paper Front
 
 
Medicine Hat
 
90 new cases
 
135 active cases
58 last reported
28.7 % of zone active
 
14 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Medicine Hat was reported on Nov. 2, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 85 on Aug. 10 of the fourth wave, and 24 in the third.
 
Active case highs are 696 reported on Sept. 26 of the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
4,751 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.0 % of the local population and 19.9 % of the zone total.
 
4,538 have recovered, for a rate of 95.5 %.
 
78 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre
Alert 2 to 4 cases
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
85.8 % partially vaccinated
82.3 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
80.9 % partially vaccinated
75.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
94.5 % partially vaccinated
92.9 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
93.9 % partially vaccinated
92.6 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
85.6 % partially vaccinated
82.2 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
79.0 % partially vaccinated
74.1 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
81.6 % partially vaccinated
76.4 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
28.9 % partially vaccinated
2.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
20211013 Whispering Winds Web
 
 
 
Oyen Area
 
0 new cases
 
6 active cases
6 last reported
1.3 % of zone active
 
0 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the Oyen area was reported on Sept. 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 6 on Sept 23 and Oct. 6 of the fourth wave, and 7 in the third.
 
Active case highs are 32 reported on 44472 of the fourth wave, and 22 in the third.
 
 
215 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.1 % of the local population and 1,011.0 % of the zone total.
 
205 have recovered, for a rate of 95.3 %.
 
4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.9 % mortality rate.
 
 
Public and school outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over:
 
74.4 % partially vaccinated
71.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Percentages of vaccine-eligible residents aged 5 and over:
 
68.4 % partially vaccinated
64.7 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.4 % partially vaccinated
89.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
87.8 % partially vaccinated
85.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
73.1 % partially vaccinated
69.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
63.2 % partially vaccinated
59.8 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
60.4 % partially vaccinated
56.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
11.6 % partially vaccinated
1.9 % fully vaccinated
 
The Oyen area includes Special Area 3, the east section of Special Area 2 and the MD of Acadia.
 
 
 
20211020 Robin Small Business Web
 
 
Statistics in this post are current as of Dec. 23 to 28 and were updated Dec. 29, 2021
 
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