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Jan. 19 Covid-19 update

Tuesday, 19 January 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Jan. 19 Covid-19 update

Positivity rate declining,
hospitalizations and ICU remain high

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


In her update today, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical of health, noted the number of people getting tested has declined along with the number of new cases being reported.

The positivity rate is declining, as are R values (see yesterday’s update), but hospitalizations and ICU admissions remain high, as does impact on the province’s health system.

Tests are available within 24 hours for anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. 

No Pfizer vaccine doses will arrive next week and significant reductions are anticipated in the two weeks following.

"With fewer vaccines arriving, we have no choice but to focus on delivering second doses for those who have already been vaccinated," said Health Minister Tyler Shandro is a statement today. All new first-dose appointments for eligible health-care workers are being postponed. Some second-dose appointments will also need to be rescheduled in the coming weeks."

Second doses for all long-term care and designated supportive-living residents were reserved.

"At this time, we believe Alberta Health Services will also be able to provide second doses to health-care workers within the established window; however, some uncertainty exists because it is unknown how much vaccine will be received by Canada in the first two weeks of February," the statement continues.

"A sharp decrease in vaccines coming to Alberta may also further delay our plans to expand vaccination to all seniors over the age of 75 in the community and individuals over the age of 65 in First Nations communities and Metis settlements around the province."

As of yesterday, 92,315 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 

Easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance started Monday. 

All other enhanced public health measures 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. 18 – 117,767 total cases

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 19

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

8,528 people were tested, for a provincial positivity rate of about 5.4 per cent. 

There are 11,096 active cases, a decrease of 827 from the previous day. 

1,267 recoveries brings the total to 105,208 and a recovery rate of about 89 per cent.

740 people are hospitalized with 119 admitted to intensive care units.

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

1,463 Albertans have now died, and the Covid-19 mortality rate for the province is about 1.2 per cent.

There are 939 active and 7,347 recovered cases at long-term care facilities and supportive/home-living sites. 964 of the 1,463 deaths (66 per cent) have been in these sites.

There are now 212 cases of Covid-19 in total at 149 schools.

147 schools are on alert with a total of 199 cases and two schools have outbreaks with a total of 13 cases.

In-school transmission has likely occurred in 17 schools, with 14 having only one new case as a result.


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South Zone Specifics

Monday, Jan. 18 – 5,558 total cases

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 19

17 new cases were reported in today’s update

517 people were tested for a positivity rate of about 3.3 per cent, well below the provincial rate.

There are 407 active cases, a decrease of six from the previous day.

23 recoveries brings the total to 5,085, for a zone recovery rate of about 92 per cent.

28 people are hospitalized with five 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. 

Two south-zone schools have alerts with two to four active cases.

The zone of current hospitalization and current ICU admission are based on location of hospitalization, not the 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 their 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. 18

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 19

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


Pincher Creek Region – 147 total 

29 active, 115 recovered, 3 deaths

* 1 new active, 1 new recovery

349.3 per 100,000

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

94.9 per 100,000 



Fort Macleod – 89 total

19 active, 67 recovered, 3 deaths

* 1 new active, 1 new recovery

MD of Willow Creek in Calgary zone = 146.1 per 100,000 (24 active in MD)



Cardston County/Kainai – 401 total
 

105 active, 290 recovered, 6 deaths

* 3 new active, 6 new recoveries

637.9 per 100,000

Acute-care outbreak – Cardston Health Centre
Declared Jan. 12 by Alberta Health Services. As of Jan. 18, 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 – 1,587 total

141 active, 1,441 recovered, 10 deaths

* 5 new active, 7 new recoveries

142.4 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 (Jan. 11 – alert with 2 to 4 cases)



Lethbridge County – 487 total

25 active, 455 recovered, 7 deaths

* 3 new active, 5 new recoveries

99.1 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 – 155 total 

9 active, 144 recovered, 2 deaths

* 1 new active, 2 new recoveries

81.9 per 100,000 



MD of Taber – 325 total 

8 active, 311 recovered, 6 deaths

* 1 new active

42.4 per 100,000 



City of Brooks – 1,361 total

8 active, 1,339 recovered, 14 deaths

* 1 new recovery

41.5 per 100,000

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County of Newell – 152 total 

7 active, 143 recovered, 2 deaths

* 2 new active

86.5 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 

School outbreak site – Seven Persons School (Jan. 18 – alert with 2 to 4 cases) 



City of Medicine Hat – 516 total 

35 active, 470 recovered, 11 deaths

* 1 new recovery

51.4 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. 18, three patients and two healthcare workers associated to this unit 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 – 87.8 per 100,000 (4 active in area, not all of which is in south zone)


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Alberta Information by Zone

Monday, Jan. 18

Data updated Tuesday, Jan. 19

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


Calgary Zone

45,085 confirmed cases   +238

4,249 active cases   -214

40,366 recovered cases   +445

214 in hospital

50 in intensive care

470 deaths   +7   



Edmonton Zone

49,411 confirmed cases   +104

3,875 active cases   -362

44,774 recovered cases   +464

365 in hospital

47 in intensive care

762 deaths   +2   



Central Zone

8,282 confirmed cases   +40

1,050 active cases   -98

7,157 recovered cases   +133

58 in hospital

9 in intensive care

75 deaths  +5                                      



South Zone

5,558 confirmed cases   +17

407 active cases   -6

5,085 recovered cases   +23

28 in hospital

5 in intensive care

66 deaths                                     



North Zone

9,303 confirmed cases   +66

1,499 active cases   -137

7,714 recovered cases   +201

75 in hospital

8 in intensive care

90 deaths   +2                                            



Unknown Zone

128 confirmed cases

16 active cases   

112 recovered cases

0 deaths