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Jan. 12 Covid-19 update

Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Jan. 12 Covid-19 update

38 Covid-related deaths reported;
Alberta’s highest to date

South zone Covid-19 update
compiled from Alberta Health Services data
by Shannon Robison, Publisher of Shootin' the Breeze


It was announced today that second doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be offered to Albertans within 42 days after the first is received.

The recommendation is for the second dose to be received 21 to 28 days after the first.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, says “being able to offer it to more people is weighed against the extension of that interval so that we are able to broaden that protection as quickly as possible.”

She says the effectiveness of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, starting from about two weeks after the first shot, is about 90 per cent.

“What we don’t know is how long that single-dose protection will last without the second dose.” 

The range of intervals between the first and second doses in studies extended as long as 42 days. 

“We felt that the responsible thing to do, to prevent as many deaths as possible, was to be able to provide that first dose to as many people as possible while still planning for that second dose,” she says.

Dr Hinshaw adds that the national advisory committee on immunization in Canada has indicated this interval could be considered when vaccine supply is in very short numbers and high community transmission is taking place, and says the World Health Organization has also made that statement.

Appointments previously made will be honoured and all residents of long-term care and designated supportive-living facilities will still receive their second dose at the three- to four-week interval to ensure that the absolute highest-risk get the second dose within the shorter window.

Dr. Hinshaw also says it’s very important that those who’ve received a single dose to understand they do need that second dose — there has been no change to that protocol.

As of yesterday, 52,318 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

All mandatory restrictions announced by Premier Jason Kenney on Dec. 8 remain in effect until at least Jan. 21, 2021, and must be followed by all Albertans, businesses, organizations, service providers and visitors to the province. 

Links to the details for each restriction are included below the south zone specifics.


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Alberta Overview

Monday, Jan. 11 – 112,743 total cases

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 12

652 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in today’s update. 

9,336 people were tested, for a provincial positivity rate of about 6.8 per cent. 

There are 13,220 active cases, a decrease of 697 from the previous day. 

1,311 recoveries brings the total to 98,178 and a recovery rate of about 87 per cent.

819 people are hospitalized with 132 admitted to intensive care units.

38 new Covid-related deaths were reported, the highest so far in a single day.

1,345 Albertans have now died, and the Covid-19 mortality rate for the province is about 1.2 per cent.

There are 1,092 active and 6,702 recovered cases at long-term care facilities and supportive/home-living sites. 888 of the 1,345 deaths (66 per cent) have been in these sites.

School statistics will again be reported on school days. As of yesterday, one school is on alert with a single case of Covid-19.

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South Zone Specifics

Monday, Jan. 11 – 5,300 total cases

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 12

18 new cases were reported in today’s update

598 people were tested for a positivity rate of about 3.5 per cent.

There are 308 active cases, an increase of one from the previous day.

17 recoveries brings the total to 4,927, for a zone recovery rate of about 93 per cent.

20 people are hospitalized with six admitted to intensive care.

65 residents have now died Covid-19 has a mortality rate of about 1.2 per cent for the zone.

There are seven outbreak sites across the south, which are detailed in the community breakdown below. 

The south zone does not have any schools with Covid-19 outbreaks.

Zone of current hospitalization and current ICU admission are based on location of hospitalization, not zone of patient residence. For example, a Pincher Creek resident hospitalized in Calgary would be categorized as an active case in the Pincher Creek region but hospitalization statistic would show in the Calgary zone.

Outbreaks are normally updated by Alberta Health Tuesdays and Fridays, and declared over when four weeks have passed with no new cases. This means not all outbreaks have current transmission or active cases.

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Know the symptoms of Covid-19 and what to do if you, or someone you know, is experiencing them.

Learn about symptoms, testing, isolation and quarantine


Know and understand the restrictions currently in place until at least Jan. 21, 2021:

* All restrictions have been reviewed on Jan. 7 to ensure this is the most up-to-date information available as little tweaks are often made in the background.

Mask use and exceptions

Gatherings

Travel and visitors

Wedding and funeral services

Faith services

Retail and home-based businesses

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes

Hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges

Personal and wellness services

Health, social and professional services

Entertainment and recreation facilities

Sports and physical activities

Performances

  
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South Zone Community Breakdown

Monday, Jan. 11

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 12

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



Pincher Creek Region – 123 total 

18 active, 102 recovered, 3 deaths

* 2 new active

216.8 per 100,000

Aakom-Kiyii Health Services has reported 11 active cases of Covid-19 in Piikani Nation, which are included in the totals above. 

Pincher Creek Region includes the Town of Pincher Creek; MD of Pincher Creek and its hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte; the Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.



Crowsnest Pass – 12 total

1 active, 11 recovered

15.8 per 100,000



Fort Macleod – 73 total

4 active, 66 recovered, 3 deaths

* 1 new active

MD of Willow Creek in Calgary zone = 42.6 per 100,000 (7 active in MD)



Cardston County/Kainai – 325 total
 

49 active, 270 recovered, 6 deaths

* 5 new active, 3 new recoveries

297.7 per 100,000



I.D. Waterton – 0 

0 per 100,000 – open status

 
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City of Lethbridge – 1,517 total

109 active, 1,398 recovered, 10 deaths

* 6 new active, 6 new recoveries

110.1 per 100,000

Supportive living/home living outbreak — The View at Lethbridge (Jan. 12)

Public outbreak site – SASHA House (Southern Alberta Self-Help Association), Lethbridge Alpha House



Lethbridge County – 466 total

37 active, 422 recovered, 7 deaths

* 1 new active, 1 new recovery

146.7 per 100,000 

Supportive living/home living outbreak — Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte (Dec. 22)

Public outbreak sites – Rehoboth Christian Ministries in Coaldale (Jan. 8) and Whole Leaf Produce in Coaldale (Jan. 8)



County of Warner – 150 total 

7 active, 141 recovered, 2 deaths

* 1 new active

63.7 per 100,000 



MD of Taber – 318 total 

8 active, 304 recovered, 6 deaths

42.4 per 100,000 



City of Brooks – 1,357 total

14 active, 1,329 recovered, 14 deaths
* adjustment of -2 active

72.6 per 100,000

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County of Newell – 146 total 

7 active, 137 recovered, 2 deaths

86.5 per 100,000 



County of Forty Mile – 116 total 

3 active, 111 recovered, 2 deaths

* adjustment of -1 active

46.6 per 100,000 



Cypress County – 144 total
 

5 active, 139 recovered

44.6 per 100,000 



City of Medicine Hat – 498 total 

36 active, 452 recovered, 10 deaths

* 4 new active, 4 new recoveries

52.9 per 100,000 

Supportive living/home living outbreak site – Meadowlands



Oyen region – 41 total

10 active, 31 recovered

* 1 new active, 3 new recoveries

Special Area 3 – 285.6 per 100,000 (7 active in area)

MD of Acadia – 815.2 per 100,000 (3 active in MD)

Special Area 2 – 109.7 per 100,000 (5 active in area, not all of which is in south zone)


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Alberta Information by Zone

Monday, Jan. 11

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 12

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



Calgary Zone

43,140 confirmed cases   +252

4,778 active cases   -180

37,937 recovered cases   +425

211 in hospital

41 in intensive care

425 deaths   +7   



Edmonton Zone

47,798 confirmed cases   +255

5,042 active cases   -399

42,042 recovered cases   +631

436 in hospital

61 in intensive care

714 deaths   +23   



Central Zone

7,834 confirmed cases   +37

1,394 active cases   -78

6,378 recovered cases   +109

84 in hospital

16 in intensive care

62 deaths   +6                                     



South Zone

5,300 confirmed cases   +18

308 active cases   +1

4,927 recovered cases   +17

20 in hospital

6 in intensive care

65 deaths                                  



North Zone

8,494 confirmed cases   +107

1,636 active cases   -32

6,779 recovered cases   +137

68 in hospital

8 in intensive care

79 deaths   +2                                            



Unknown Zone

177 confirmed cases

62 active cases   

115 recovered cases

0 deaths