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No new cases of COVID-19 for Pincher Creek region or Crowsnest Pass today

Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

A total of 22 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed to date in the Pincher Creek region and two in Crowsnest Pass.

Of those, 10 in the Pincher Creek region have recovered, leaving 12 cases active and Crowsnest Pass has an even split of one active case and one recovery.

Status for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass remains “open.” 

A “watch” status remains in place for the Pincher Creek region, which includes the Town of Pincher Creek, MD of Pincher Creek (including the hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte), Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.

Cardston County/Kainai, the MD of Willow Creek and the MD of Taber are also under “watch status.” The Blood Tribe, situated in Cardston County, has chosen to maintain maximum gathering limits of 15 people indoors and 50 outdoors within their community at this time.

In total, 10,470 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, with 80 reported today.

Of those, 8,886 have recovered from the virus, there are 1,397 active cases and 187 people have now died (one new death reported today).

There are 88 people hospitalized, with 16 in intensive care.

South Zone Information – 1,616 cases (17 new) 

Alberta’s south zone continues to have the highest rate of positive COVID-19 cases in Alberta with 523.3 per 100,000 people. Next in line is the Calgary zone at 380.2 per 100,000.

1,460 people (about 91 per cent of confirmed south zone cases) have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 140 active cases of the virus in Alberta’s south zone. Sixteen people have died since the onset of the pandemic in March.

Fifteen people are currently hospitalized, with three of those in intensive care.

Outbreak sites remain indicated at Friesen Livestock and South Country Village, both in Medicine Hat.

Community Breakdown for Tuesday, July 28

Data is up-to-date as of midnight July 27

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

Pincher Creek Region – 12 active, 10 recovered
* 1 new recovery

Crowsnest Pass – 1 active, 1 recovered

Fort Macleod – 9 active, 21 recovered, 1 death
* 3 new recoveries

Cardston County/Kainai – 25 active, 53 recovered, 2 deaths
* 4 new active, 2 new recoveries

County of Warner – 6 active, 46 recovered, 1 death 

Lethbridge – 38 active, 70 recovered, 2 deaths
* 8 new active, 7 new recoveries 

Lethbridge County – 8 active, 17 recovered
* 2 new recoveries

MD of Taber – 15 active, 18 recovered
* 2 new recoveries 

City of Brooks – 3 active, 1,111 recovered, 9 deaths

County of Newell – 3 active, 20 recovered

County of Forty Mile – 3 active, 9 recovered
* 2 new active, 2 new recoveries 

Cypress County – 1 active, 30 recovered

Medicine Hat – 10 active, 50 recovered, 1 death
* 3 new active

Oyen – 6 active, 4 recovered 

All COVID-positive cases are followed up urgently by Alberta Health Services. If you have a positive test, you will be contacted directly by AHS. The Communicable Disease Control team does confidential contact tracing and follows stringent guidelines to determine who is considered a close contact. Those people will be contacted directly.

If you have a positive test, you are not expected to do your own contact tracing and are discouraged from doing so as many factors determine who is considered to be a close contact.

If you have not been contacted by AHS, you are not considered to be a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

Twelve active cases in a population of 8,302 in the Pincher Creek region translates to 144.5 per 100,000.

Crowsnest Pass has one active case in a population of 6,321, which is the equivalent of 15.8 in 100,000. 

Regions are designated by Alberta Health as “open,” “watch” or “enhanced” under the province’s relaunch strategy.

Open status indicates low risk, with less than 50 active cases per 100,000 and no additional restrictions in place. 

Watch status indicates at least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000, with provincial and local governments monitoring risk. 

Enhanced status is when risk levels require additional public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and is determined based on local context.

Residents are to continue following all public health orders and gathering restrictions:

  • Minimum mandatory isolation for 14 days for anyone who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or who return to, or entered Alberta from outside of Canada
  • Minimum mandatory isolation for 10 days for anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness or breath, runny nose or sore throat
  • Gatherings are limited to 50 people for indoor social events (such as weddings and funerals), 100 for outdoor social events and indoor seated/audience events, and 200 for audience-type community outdoor events.
  • See detailed information below, in second segment of this post
  • No additional measures are currently in place but people are to continue maintaining physical distancing of two metres from people outside of one’s own household or cohort and to continue practising good hand hygiene.
  • The province’s relaunch status map can be viewed at undefined

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