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Jan. 17 Covid-19 update

Sunday, 17 January 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Jan. 17 Covid-19 update

Three new cases for Crowsnest Pass;
one new, one recovery for Pincher Creek region

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


Provincial hospitalization numbers declined again yesterday and the pendulum swung from an increase of 524 active cases of Covid-19 on Friday to a decrease of 479 on Saturday.

The south zone has seen active cases increase for the past five days.

Crowsnest Pass reported three new cases while Pincher Creek region reported one new case and one new recovery. Details are below in the community breakdown section.

As of yesterday, 85,935 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.


Changes to mandatory restrictions effective tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 18:

Outdoor social gatherings will be allowed for up to 10 people. Indoor facilities should not be used while gathering with people outside of your household, and mask use and distancing should be observed.

* Indoor gatherings remain prohibited.

Personal and wellness services can reopen, by appointment only, and should be limited to one-on-one services

Funeral ceremonies can be attended by 20 people, with mandatory masking and two-metre physical distancing.

* Funeral receptions remain prohibited.

All other restrictions continue to be 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

Saturday, Jan. 16 – 116,837 total cases

Data updated Sunday, Jan. 17

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

11,484 people were tested, for a provincial positivity rate of about 6.5 per cent. 

There are 12,234 active cases, a decrease of 479 from the previous day. 

1,210 recoveries brings the total to 103,167 and a recovery rate of about 88 per cent.

738 people are hospitalized with 123 admitted to intensive care units.

19 new Covid-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

1,436 Albertans have now died, and the Covid-19 mortality rate for the province is about 1.2 per cent.

As of Friday, four Alberta schools are listed as having outbreak status of two to four active cases. School statistics are not updated on the weekend.

Outbreak terminology for schools will be updated with the next school report on Monday.

Alert will refer to schools with one to four active cases and outbreak to five or more. The term “watch” will no longer be used.

Schools with two or more cases will continue to be reported on the Alberta Health school status map and included in Shootin’ the Breeze daily reports.

Parents will continue to be notified of single cases in their child’s school and further supports will be initiated when there are two or more cases in a school.


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South Zone Specifics

Saturday, Jan. 16 – 5,525 total cases

Data updated Sunday, Jan. 17

45 new cases were reported in today’s update

744 people were tested for a positivity rate of about 6.1 per cent, which is the provincial rate.

There are 415 active cases, an increase of 15 from the previous day.

30 recoveries brings the total to 5,044, for a zone recovery rate of about 91 per cent.

27 people are hospitalized with six admitted to intensive care.

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

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

One south-zone school has an outbreak of two or more active cases. School statistics will next be updated on Monday.

The 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

Saturday, Jan. 16

Data updated Sunday, Jan. 17

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


Pincher Creek Region – 141 total 

24 active, 114 recovered, 3 deaths

* 1 new active, 1 new recovery

289.1 per 100,000

There is no report from Aakom-Kiyii Health Services today.

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 – 18 total

6 active, 12 recovered

* 3 new active

94.9 per 100,000 — the highest per-capita rate for Crowsnest Pass since the beginning of the pandemic



Fort Macleod – 86 total

17 active, 66 recovered, 3 deaths

* 5 new active

MD of Willow Creek in Calgary zone = 133.9 per 100,000 (22 active in MD)



Cardston County/Kainai – 397 total
 

108 active, 283 recovered, 6 deaths

* 21 new active, 3 new recoveries

656.2 per 100,000 – the highest per-capita rate for Cardston County/Kainai since the beginning of the pandemic

Acute-care outbreak – Cardston Health Centre
Declared Jan. 12 by Alberta Health Services. As of Jan. 15, two individuals associated to the facility have tested positive for Covid-19. At this time, visitation to the health centre is restricted to designated family and support persons, and end-of-life situations. AHS encourages families to continue meeting with their loved ones virtually. Restrictions are in place to minimize any risk of transmission to and from outside of the health centre. See https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17001.aspx for more information on family support and visitation.



I.D. Waterton – 0 

0 per 100,000 – open status

 
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City of Lethbridge – 1,584 total

148 active, 1,426 recovered, 10 deaths

* 11 new active, 10 new recoveries

149.5 per 100,000

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

Public outbreak site – SASHA House (Jan. 12), Lethbridge Alpha House, Rehoboth Christian Ministries (Jan. 15)

School outbreak site – Gilbert Paterson Middle School



Lethbridge County – 482 total

29 active, 446 recovered, 7 deaths

* 1 new active, 5 new recoveries

115 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)



County of Warner – 154 total 

11 active, 141 recovered, 2 deaths

* 1 new active

81.9 per 100,000 



MD of Taber – 324 total 

8 active, 310 recovered, 6 deaths

* 3 new recoveries

42.4 per 100,000 



City of Brooks – 1,361 total

9 active, 1,338 recovered, 14 deaths
* adjustment of -1 new active, 1 new recovery

46.6 per 100,000

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County of Newell – 148 total 

3 active, 143 recovered, 2 deaths

* 2 new active, 4 new recoveries

37.1 per 100,000 



County of Forty Mile – 116 total 

2 active, 112 recovered, 2 deaths

31 per 100,000 



Cypress County – 144 total
 

3 active, 141 recovered

26.7 per 100,000 



City of Medicine Hat – 515 total 

37 active, 467 recovered, 11 deaths

* 2 new active, 4 new recoveries

54.4 per 100,000 

Supportive living/home living outbreak site – Meadowlands

Acute-care outbreak – Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
Declared Jan. 14 by Alberta Health Services. As of Jan. 15, three individuals associated to the facility have tested positive for Covid-19. At this time, visitation to the unit is restricted to designated family and support persons, and end-of-life situations. AHS encourages families to continue meeting with their loved ones virtually. Restrictions are in place to minimize any risk of transmission to and from outside of the health centre. See https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17001.aspx for more information on family support and visitation.



Oyen region – 42 total

10 active, 32 recovered

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

Saturday, Jan. 16

Data updated Sunday, Jan. 17

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


Calgary Zone

44,662 confirmed cases   -253

4,610 active cases   -253

39,594 recovered cases   +508

206 in hospital

46 in intensive care

458 deaths   +7   



Edmonton Zone

49,130 confirmed cases   +255

4,303 active cases   -207

44,072 recovered cases   +454

363 in hospital

51 in intensive care

755 deaths   +8   



Central Zone

8,209 confirmed cases   +76

1,182 active cases   -27

6,957 recovered cases   +101

65 in hospital

12 in intensive care

70 deaths   +2                                     



South Zone

5,525 confirmed cases   +45

415 active cases   +15

5,044 recovered cases   +30

27 in hospital

6 in intensive care

66 deaths                                     



North Zone

9,179 confirmed cases   +109

1,704 active cases   -10

7,388 recovered cases   +117

77 in hospital

8 in intensive care

87 deaths   +2                                            



Unknown Zone

132 confirmed cases

20 active cases   

112 recovered cases

0 deaths