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May 3 Covid-19 update

Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

May 3 Covid-19 update

Teachers can book vaccine
appointments starting tomorrow

South zone Covid-19 update
By Jenaya Launstein



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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.

Statistics in this post are current as of May 3, 2021.

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     • Daily summary
     • Vaccination update and info
     • Alberta statistics and summary
     • Zone statistics and summary
     • R Values
     • South zone outbreaks
     • South zone school information
     • South zone community breakdown – detailed updates for Pincher Creek area, Crowsnest Pass, Waterton, Fort Macleod, Cardston County, Lethbridge, Lethbridge County, County of Warner, MD of Taber, Brooks, County of Newell, County of 40 Mile, Cypress County, Medicine Hat and Oyen area.



Premier Jason Kenney joined Alberta's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, during today's Covid-19 update to announce that all kindergarten, elementary, junior high and senior high teachers and school support staff can book their vaccinations starting tomorrow.

Childcare workers will also be able to book a vaccination appointment tomorrow.

Turning to today's numbers, over 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the province and active cases increased by 688.

Hospitalizations continue to rise and have now topped 650.


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Phases 2C and 2D of vaccination opened Friday.

People in these groups include:

  • Albertans between the ages of 50 and 64
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit between the ages of 35 and 49
  • Staff and residents who provide care or support to Albertans in facilities or in the community previously not offered immunization
  • Caregivers of Albertans who are most at risk of severe outcomes
  • Firefighters and front-line policing and provincial sheriffs who interact with residents at shelters, correctional facilities and remand centres
  • Canadian Border Security Agency staff

Covid-19 vaccinations continue, with a total of 1,640,303 doses administered across the province and 301,398 people fully immunized with both doses.

The shots have led to a total of 264 adverse reactions to date, representing 0.02 per cent, or about two in 10,000.

All working Albertans can access three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get each dose of the vaccine and isolated seniors and those with mobility challenges can call 211 for help finding a ride to an appointment.

One case of VITT, a rare blood clot disorder connnected to the AstraZeneca vaccine, was confirmed April 16. The patient is recovering.

Vaccines take time to work. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines show protection starting 12 to 14 days after the first dose. You are still vulnerable to contracting the virus before this time, and even afterwards there is still a small chance of contracting the virus or passing it along to others.


Those who have been immunized must continue to follow public health measures in order to protect themselves and others from Covid-19.


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Alberta – 196,910 total

23,608 active cases  *** Pandemic high ***

Testing confirms 2,012 new cases of Covid-19 and an increase of 688 active cases of the virus in Alberta.

With 15,058 tests conducted, the provincial positivity rate is 13.2 per cent (up from 10.3) and the seven-day average is 11.1 per cent.

Screening has identified 1,900 additional variant of concern cases, for a total of 35,014 in the province. 

With an increase of 1,558, there are now 33,099 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.

Cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil have increased by 342 to 1,808.

The number of cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa remain at 106. 

The single case of B.1.617, the variant first identified in India, has not spread since identified April 21.

Of these variant cases, 15,054 are active, representing 63.8 per cent of Alberta's total active cases of the virus, and 19,868 have recovered.

Variants are linked to 92 Alberta deaths.


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The addition of 1,320 recoveries brings the total to 171,212 and a provincial recovery rate of 87 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by 10 to 658, while ICU admissions are down one for 154.

Four new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the provincial total 2,090. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic remains 1.1 per cent.

As of Apr. 29, there are 116 active cases among seniors living in long-term care homes and supportive/home-living sites.

Recoveries in these settings number 9,360 and 1,245 deaths represent 60 per cent of Alberta's total.

Active cases with unknown zone – 87
Recovered cases with unknown zone – 18
Deaths with unknown zone – 0

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.


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South Zone – 10,725 total

1,261 active cases *** Third-wave high ***

Testing confirms 116 new cases of Covid-19 and an increase of 45 active cases in the south zone.

1,261 is the highest number of active cases the zone has seen in the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With 1,094 tests conducted, the south zone positivity rate is 10.5 per cent — up from from 10 per cent.

The seven-day average positivity is 9.4 per cent compared to a rate of 11.1 for the province as a whole.

Screening has identified 130 additional variant of concern cases for a total of 1,725, which is five per cent of the total number in Alberta.

With an increase of 128, there are now 1,669 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.

The number of cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil increased by two to 56.

No cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa or the B.1.651 variant first identified in India have been identified in the zone at this time.  

Of these variant cases, 735 are active, representing 58.3 per cent of active cases in the zone, and 984 have recovered.

Variants are now linked to six south-zone deaths.

 
The addition of 71 recoveries brings the total to 9,345 and a zone recovery rate of 87 per cent.

Hospitalizations are down three to 33 and ICU admissions decreased by one to 5.

With no deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the south zone total remains 119. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 1.1 per cent.

Detailed information for all individual south-zone areas, R values, school information and outbreak sites is provided below zone statistics.


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Calgary Zone – 78,583 total

9,942 active cases

Testing confirms 984 new cases of Covid-19 and an increase of 386 active cases of the virus in the Calgary zone. 

Screening has identified 1,030 additional variant of concern cases for a total of 15,273, which is 44 per cent of the total number in Alberta.

This includes 14,683 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 532 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil and 58 cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa. 

No cases of the B.1.651 variant first identified in India have been identified in the zone at this time.

Of these variant cases, 6,389 are active, 8,862 have recovered and 22 have died.

The addition of 597 recoveries brings the total to 68,006 and a zone recovery rate of 87 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by eight to 251 while ICU admissions are up one to 65.

With one new death reported, the Calgary zone total is now 635. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 0.8 per cent.


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Edmonton Zone – 69,459 total

6,033 active cases

Testing confirms 305 new cases of Covid-19 and a decrease of 55 active cases of the virus in the Edmonton zone. 

Screening has identified 264 additional variant of concern cases for a total of 9,643, which is 28 per cent of the total number in Alberta.

This includes 8,932 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 663 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil and 47 cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa. 

One case of the B.1.651 variant first identified in India was identified April 21 and has not shown any spread at this time.

Of these variant cases, 4,046 are active, 5,547 have recovered and 50 have died.


The addition of 358 recoveries brings the total to 62,384 and a zone recovery rate of 90 per cent.

Hospitalizations decreased by two to 233, while ICU admissions are down three to 58.

With two new deaths reported, the Edmonton zone total is now at 1,042. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 1.5 per cent.


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Central Zone – 16,896 total

2,807 active cases

Testing confirms 263 new cases of Covid-19 and an increase of 130 active cases of the virus in the central zone. 

Screening has identified 138 additional variant of concern cases for a total of 4,080, which is 12 per cent of the total number in Alberta.

This includes 3,986 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 93 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil and a single case of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa. 

No cases of the B.1.651 variant first identified in India have been identified in the zone at this time.

Of these variant cases, 1,783 are active, 2,288 have recovered and nine have died.


The addition of 132 recoveries brings the total to 13,953 and a zone recovery rate of 83 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by two to 55 and ICU admissions are up one to 10.

With one death reported in the past 24 hours, the central zone total is now 136. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic remains 0.8 per cent.


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North Zone – 21,142 total

3,478 active cases

Testing confirms 333 new cases of Covid-19 and an increase of 170 active cases of the virus in the north zone.

Screening has identified 333 additional variant of concern cases for a total of 4,262, which is 12 per cent of the total number in Alberta.

This includes 3,804 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom and 458 cases of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

No cases of the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa or the B.1.651 variant first identified in India have been identified in the zone at this time.

Of these variant cases, 2,071 are active, 2,186 have recovered and five have died.


The addition of 163 recoveries brings the total to 17,506 and a zone recovery rate of 83 per cent.

Hospitalizations increased by five to 86 while ICU admissions are up one to 16.

With no deaths reported, the north zone total remains 158. The mortality rate since the onset of the pandemic is 0.7 per cent.



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R values

April 26 to May 2, 2021

R values are provided weekly on Mondays.

Also known as the reproduction number, R values describe whether cases are currently increasing, decreasing or staying the same (i.e. the average number of people someone infected with Covid-19 will infect).

If the R value is one, then an infected person will, on average, infect one other person.

An R value below one means the rate of transmission was decreasing during that period and if it is above one, it was increasing.

Current rates are in bold. As an indication of trends, values below are statistics from Dec. 7 to 13, 2020, to the most recent.

1.12 Alberta (provincewide)

0.98, 0.92, 0.99, 0.90, 0.84, 0.81, 0.83, 0.87, 0.85, 1.03, 1.01, 0.95, 1.07, 1.14, 1.09, 1.17, 1.12, 1.09, 1.04, 1.12

0.99 Edmonton zone

1.0, 0.89, 0.92, 0.80, 0.81, 0.81, 0.74, 0.82, 0.78, 0.93, 1.16, 1.02, 0.99, 1.13, 1.10, 1.18, 1.18, 1.11, 1.10, 0.99

1.16 Calgary zone

0.92, 0.97, 1.02, 0.96, 0.79, 0.83, 0.83, 0.82, 0.82, 0.95, 1.01, 0.95, 1.08, 1.23, 1.12, 1.17, 1.08, 1.06, 0.98, 1.16

1.18 rest of Alberta

1.01, 0.90, 1.06, 0.97, 0.88, 0.77, 0.90, 0.96, 0.94, 1.13, 0.94, 0.90, 1.10, 1.05, 1.04, 1.13, 1.13, 1.10, 1.05, 1.18



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South zone outbreaks

Alberta Health updates outbreak information on Tuesdays and Fridays. Outbreak alerts remain active until four weeks pass with no new cases, and not all outbreaks listed have current transmission or active cases.

Dates indicate when outbreaks are first reported by Alberta Health.

Acute-care centres

Raymond Health Centre since April 21 – one healthcare worker has tested positive for Covid-19

Chinook Regional Hospital - five patients have tested positive for Covid-19


Supportive-living and home-living sites

Blue Sky Lodge in Lethbridge – since April 12

Edenbridge Family Services (2) – since April 9

Good Samaritan Lee Crest in Cardston – since April 26


Good Samaritan Linden View in Taber – since April 23

Good Samaritan West Highland in Lethbridge – since April 9

Martha's House in Lethbridge – since March 12


Oyen Lodge in Oyen – since April 5

Rehoboth Starlight House in Lethbridge – since April 23

Southern Alberta Community Living Association – since April 30


Other facilities and settings

Blackfoot Family Lodge Society in Lethbridge – since March 8
 
Busy Butterflies Daycare in Lethbridge – since April 19

Cavendish Farms in Lethbridge – since April 5

Crayon Academy in Medicine Hat – since April 9

Kingdom Kids Christian Child Care in Lethbridge – since March 29

Lethbridge Alpha House in Lethbridge – since December 7, 2020

Private day home in Lethbridge – since April 26

Structural Truss Systems in Fort Macleod – since April 30

Trinity Reformed Church in Lethbridge – since March 22



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School statistics

Updates of school stats are provided on weekdays by Alberta Health. 

As of April 28, about 31 per cent of Alberta schools are on alert or have outbreaks of Covid-19, with 4,651 cases in total.

443 schools are on alert with 958 total cases, while 307 schools have outbreaks with an additional 3,693 cases.

In-school transmission has likely occured at 615 schools. Of these, 234 have had only one new case occur as a result.

South zone schools 

Pincher Creek area


Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 13.

Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek – LRSD has confirmed there are no active cases at MHHS.

St. Michael's School in Pincher Creek – Holy Spirit School division has confirmed a second positive case of Covid-19 on May 1. All close contacts have been informed and are required to quarantine.More at https://www.shootinthebreeze.ca/index.php/item/case-of-covid-19-confirmed-at-st-michael-s-school


Crowsnest Pass


Crowsnest Consolidated High School – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 5.

Isabelle Sellon School – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 5.



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Cardston County

Cardston Elementary School – alert since Mar. 9, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 21, alert since Mar. 23 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 27

Magrath Elementary School – alert since Apr. 18

Magrath Junior Senior High School – alert since Apr. 26 and outbreak of five to nine cases since May 2



Lethbridge County

Calvin Christian School in Coalhurst – alert since Mar. 18, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 21 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 6


Providence Christian School in Monarch – alert since Apr. 29 and outbreak of five to nine cases since May 2

St. Joseph's School in Coaldale – alert since Apr. 5



City of Lethbridge

Catholic Central High School – outbreak ended

Chinook High School – alert since Mar. 30, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 7 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 11

Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School – outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 21

Ecole Agnes Davidson School – outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 25

Father Leonard Van Tighem School – alert since Mar. 25 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 5

Galbraith School – alert since Mar. 9, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 10 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 28

G.S. Lakie Middle School – alert since Mar. 28, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 5 and outbreak of 10+ since Apr. 23

Immanuel Christian Elementary School – alert since Mar. 22 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 25

Immanuel Christian Secondary School – outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 26

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute – This outbreak is now over

Our Lady of the Assumption School – alert since Apr. 23, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 25 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 27

Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School – alert since Apr. 12, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 25

Wilson Middle School – alert since Feb. 16, outbreak of five to nine cases since Mar. 8 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 17


Winston Churchill High School – alert since Feb. 16, outbreak of five to nine cases since Feb. 17 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Mar. 21



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County of Warner

Raymond Elementary School – alert since Apr. 25, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 26 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 30. This school was downgraded back to outbreak status of five to nine cases on May 2.

Raymond High School – outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 30

Raymond Junior High School – alert since Apr. 25, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 30 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since May 2



MD of Taber

Barnwell School – alert since Apr. 30

Vauxhall Elementary School – alert since Apr. 29




Brooks

Brooks Composite High School – alert since Apr. 23 and outbreak of five to nine cases since May 2

Brooks Junior High School – alert since Apr. 23 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since Apr. 27


Christ the King Academy – alert since Apr. 23, outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 25 and outbreak of 10 or more cases since May 2

Eastbrook Elementary School – alert since Apr. 23



Cypress County

Irvine School – outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 18

Seven Persons School – alert since Apr. 18




Medicine Hat


Centre for Academic and Personal Excellence – alert since April 29

Crescent Heights High School – alert since Apr. 23 and outbreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 27 and reverted to alert on April 30

Medicine Hat Christian School – alert since April 30

Notre Dame Academy – oubreak of five to nine cases since Apr. 25

River Heights Elementary – alert since Apr. 23

St. Mary's School – alert since Apr. 23



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South-zone community breakdown

New cases, recoveries and deaths are in comparison to stats from the previous day.

Pincher Creek area – 277

15 active cases

257 recovered

5 Covid-related deaths

The Pincher Creek area has one new case and t
he rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 180.

Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 13.

Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek – LRSD has confirmed there are no active cases at MHHS.

St. Michael's School in Pincher Creek – Holy Spirit School division has confirmed a second positive case of Covid-19 on May 1. All close contacts have been informed and are required to quarantine. More at https://www.shootinthebreeze.ca/index.php/item/case-of-covid-19-confirmed-at-st-michael-s-school

If you have any questions regarding local statistics please email publisher@shootinthebreeze.ca.

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.



Crowsnest Pass – 57 total

22 active cases 

35 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

Crowsnest Pass has no changes reported today.

The total of 22 active cases is the highest of the pandemic for this area so far and 
he rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 350.

While 350 per 100,000 is one statistic considered in the application of enhanced public-health restrictions, there also needs to be at least 250 active cases in the region before further changes are implemented. As this is not the case for Crowsnest Pass, there is no status change for the area.

Crowsnest Consolidated High School – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 5.

Isabelle Sellon School – Livingstone Range School Division has confirmed one active case at the school. Those affected will resume in-person classes on May 5.


If you have any questions regarding local statistics please email publisher@shootinthebreeze.ca.



Fort Macleod – 250 total

65 active cases

180 recovered

5 Covid-related deaths

Fort Macleod has six new cases and six recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 544.5.

While 350 per 100,000 is one statistic considered in the application of enhanced public-health restrictions, there also needs to be at least 250 active cases in the region before further changes are implemented. As this is not the case for Fort Macleod, there is no status change for the area.



Cardston County – 908 total

56 active cases

836 recovered

16 Covid-related deaths

Cardston County has one new case.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 341.


I.D. No. 4 (Waterton) – 1 total

0 active cases

1 recovery

0 deaths

Waterton is the only south-zone area with no active cases of Covid-19.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is zero.



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City of Lethbridge – 4,327 total

452 active cases

3,839 recovered

36 Covid-related deaths

The City of Lethbridge reports 53 new cases and 31 recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 449.

Enhanced public health measures are in effect for Lethbridge. See https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx#regions.



Lethbridge County – 1,028 total

168 active cases

848 recovered

12 Covid-related deaths

Lethbridge County has 18 new cases and nine recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 654.

While 350 per 100,000 is one statistic considered in the application of enhanced public-health restrictions, there also needs to be at least 250 active cases in the region before further changes are implemented. As this is not the case for Lethbridge County, there is no status change for the area.



County of Warner – 349 total

112 active cases

234 recovered

3 Covid-related deaths

The County of Warner has nine new cases and four recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people has increased to 1,009.

While 350 per 100,000 is one statistic considered in the application of enhanced public-health restrictions, there also needs to be at least 250 active cases in the region before further changes are implemented. As this is not the case for the County of Warner, there is no status change for the area.




MD of Taber – 506 total

39 active cases

462 recovered

5 Covid-related deaths

The MD of Taber has three new cases and seven recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 205.


Brooks – 1,413 total

41 active cases

1,358 recovered

14 Covid-related deaths

Brooks has one new recovery and an adjustment removing one active case from the area.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is now 210.



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County of Newell – 181 total

7 active cases

172 recovered

2 Covid-related deaths

The County of Newell reports one new case and one recovery.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people remains 88.


County of Forty Mile – 172 total

11 active cases

135 recovered

3 Covid-related deaths

The County of Forty Mile reports two new recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 172.


Cypress County – 231 total

36 active cases

195 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

Cypress County has two new cases and four recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 319.



Medicine Hat – 959 total

231 active cases

710 recovered

18 Covid-related deaths

Medicine Hat has 24 new cases and five recoveries.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 339.

Medicine Hat is nearing the threshold of having additional restrictions put in place both in terms of active cases per capita and total number of active cases.


Oyen area – 58 total

3 active cases

55 recovered

Zero Covid-related deaths

The Oyen area has an adjustment removing one active case from the area.

The rate of active cases per 100,000 people is 115.

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 the end of day, May 2 and updated May 3, 2021. It is compiled from information provided by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services.

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