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Nov. 23 south-zone Covid update

Tuesday, 23 November 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Nov. 23 south-zone Covid update
Booking for children's vaccines starts tomorrow

Covid-19 Update
By Jenaya Launstein



Premier Jason Kenney joined today's update to announce that the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged five to 11, which was approved by Health Canada last Friday, arrived in Alberta today.

Starting tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., parents and guardians will be able to book first dose appointments for children by going online to www.alberta.ca/vaccine or by calling 811. The earliest appointments will take place this Friday.

The south zone recorded a decrease in active cases today, which includes recovery for both the Pincher Creek area and Crowsnest Pass.

Of the 10 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, none were in the south zone. However, today marks the first death of a child between one and four years old due to Covid-19.



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Provincial statistics for Nov. 22

Reported Nov. 23, 2021

253 new cases

5,001 active cases
5,311 last reported

5.2 % positivity rate
5,311 tested

553 new recoveries

475 hospitalized
463 last reported

94 admitted to ICU
98 last reported

10 deaths since last update


Of active cases, 57.09 % are unvaccinated, 4.08 % are partially vaccinated and 38.83 % are fully vaccinated.

Of those hospitalized but not in ICU, 65.1 % are unvaccinated, 5.2 % are partially vaccinated and 28.1 % are fully vaccinated.

Of individuals currently hospitalized and admitted to ICU, 80.9 % are unvaccinated, 5.4 % are partially vaccinated and 10.7 % are fully vaccinated.


333,004 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta since March 2020. This is 7.5 % of the province's population.

324,776 have recovered, for a rate of 97.5 %.

3,227 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.0 % mortality rate.



Total pandemic cases by age, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths:

Under 1 year – 2,032
0.6 % of all cases
98 hospitalizations ( 0.7 %)
22 ICU admissions ( 0.8 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

1 to 4 years – 13,023
3.9 % of all cases
79 hospitalizations ( 0.5 %)
14 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
1 deaths ( 0.0 %)

5 to 9 years – 21,108
6.3 % of all cases
44 hospitalizations ( 0.3 %)
14 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

10 to 19 years – 46,094
13.8 % of all cases
239 hospitalizations ( 1.6 %)
32 ICU admissions ( 1.1 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)

20 to 29 years – 58,590
17.6 % of all cases
838 hospitalizations ( 5.6 %)
114 ICU admissions ( 4.0 %)
14 deaths ( 0.4 %)

30 to 39 years – 63,772
19.2 % of all cases
1,535 hospitalizations ( 10.3 %)
245 ICU admissions ( 8.5 %)
33 deaths ( 1.0 %)

40 to 49 years – 51,084
15.3 % of all cases
1,798 hospitalizations ( 12.1 %)
392 ICU admissions ( 13.6 %)
80 deaths ( 2.5 %)

50 to 59 years – 36,429
10.9 % of all cases
2,515 hospitalizations ( 16.9 %)
667 ICU admissions ( 23.1 %)
200 deaths ( 6.2 %)

60 to 69 years – 22,023
6.6 % of all cases
2,698 hospitalizations ( 18.1 %)
767 ICU admissions ( 26.6 %)
440 deaths ( 13.6 %)

70 to 79 years – 9,891
3.0 % of all cases
2,428 hospitalizations ( 16.3 %)
488 ICU admissions ( 16.9 %)
741 deaths ( 23.0 %)

80+ years – 8,684
2.6 % of all cases
2,638 hospitalizations ( 17.7 %)
125 ICU admissions ( 4.3 %)
1,714 deaths ( 53.1 %)


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Alberta active case details

South zone – 424 ( 8.5 %)
442 last reported

Calgary zone – 1,800 ( 36.0 %)
1,873 last reported

Edmonton zone – 1,087 ( 21.7 %)
1,180 last reported

Central zone – 744 ( 14.9 %)
818 last reported

North zone – 937 ( 18.7 %)
989 last reported

Unknown – 47 ( 0.9 %)
47 last reported

Total – 5,001
5,311 last reported


Unvaccinated – 57.09 %
Partially vaccinated – 4.08 %
Fully vaccinated – 38.83 %



Active cases by age:

Under 1 year – 30 ( 0.6 % )

1 to 4 years – 231 ( 4.6 % )

5 to 9 years – 665 ( 13.3 % )

10 to 19 years – 721 ( 14.4 % )

20 to 29 years – 490 ( 9.8 % )

30 to 39 years – 981 ( 19.6 % )

40 to 49 years – 833 ( 16.7 % )

50 to 59 years – 453 ( 9.1 % )

60 to 69 years – 359 ( 7.2 % )

70 to 79 years – 154 ( 3.1 % )

80+ years – 83 ( 1.7 % )


Highest number of active cases in Wave 4 is 21,307 reported for Sept. 26, 2021.

Pandemic high for active cases is 25,438 reported for May 9, 2021.



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Alberta new case details

South zone – 25
Calgary zone – 90
Edmonton zone – 45
Central zone – 40
North zone – 53
Unknown – 0
Total – 253

Unvaccinated – 62.5 %
Partially vaccinated – 1.4 %
Fully vaccinated – 36.0 %

2,585 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 369 per day.

2,020 cases on Sept. 26, 2021, is the highest number of cases reported for a single day in the 4th wave,. 2,433 is the highest of the pandemic so far, reported for April 30, 2021.



South zone positivity – 7.3 %
Calgary zone positivity – 4.1 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 8.8 %
Central zone positivity – 3.4 %
North zone positivity – 12.4 %

Alberta positivity – 5.2 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 4.9 %

The highest positivity reported in Wave 4 is 12.9 % on Sept. 3, 2021.

The pandemic high positivity was 13.2 % on May 2, 2021.



R values for Nov. 1 to 14, 2021:

Alberta – 0.92
Edmonton zone – 0.92
Calgary zone – 1
Rest of Alberta – 0.87

The highest rate of transmission for Alberta so far was reported the week of July 19 to 25, 2021.


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Alberta hospitalization details

South zone – 52 ( 10.9 % )
52 last reported

Calgary zone – 100 ( 21.1 % )
100 last reported

Edmonton zone – 148 ( 31.2 % )
143 last reported

Central zone – 113 ( 23.8 % )
104 last reported

North zone – 62 ( 13.1 % )
64 last reported

Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 475


Unvaccinated – 70.1 %
Partially vaccinated – 4.4 %
Fully vaccinated – 25.5 %



Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:

South zone – 12.3
Calgary zone – 5.6
Edmonton zone – 13.6
Central zone – 15.2
North zone – 6.6

The highest number of Albertans requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is 1,101 reported on Oct. 7, 2021.

Hospitalizations in the third wave peaked at 737 on May 11, 2021, while the second-wave high was 943 reported on Dec. 13, 2020.



Pandemic hospitalizations by age:

14,914 Albertans hospitalized to date

Under 1 year – 98 ( 0.7 % )

1 to 4 years – 79 ( 0.5 % )

5 to 9 years – 44 ( 0.3 % )

10 to 19 years – 239 ( 1.6 % )

20 to 29 years – 838 ( 5.6 % )

30 to 39 years – 1,535 ( 10.3 % )

40 to 49 years – 1,798 ( 12.1 % )

50 to 59 years – 2,515 ( 16.9 % )

60 to 69 years – 2,698 ( 18.1 % )

70 to 79 years – 2,428 ( 16.3 % )

80+ years – 2,638 ( 17.7 % )



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Alberta ICU details

South zone – 13 ( 13.8 % )
12 last reported

Calgary zone – 23 ( 24.5 % )
23 last reported

Edmonton zone – 42 ( 44.7 % )
44 last reported

Central zone – 9 ( 9.6 % )
10 last reported

North zone – 7 ( 7.4 % )
9 last reported

Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 94


Of individuals currently admitted to ICU, 80.9 % are unvaccinated, 5.4 % are partially vaccinated and 10.7 % are fully vaccinated.


210 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units. 94 of these are Covid patients.

89 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 262 as of Nov. 18, 2021.

Baseline capacity is at 121 % and 80 % of the total ICU beds available are full.



Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:

South zone – 25.0
Calgary zone – 23.0
Edmonton zone – 28.4
Central zone – 8.0
North zone – 11.3


The highest number of Albertans admitted to ICU during the pandemic is 268 reported on Sept. 28, 2021.

ICU admissions in the third wave peaked at 187 on May 17, 2021, while the second-wave high was 153 reported on Dec. 28, 2020.



Vaccination status of ICU admissions in past 120 days:

Under 12 years – 18 admissions
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

12 to 29 years – 80 admissions
92.5 % unvaccinated
1.2 % partially vaccinated
6.2 % fully vaccinated

30 to 39 years – 127 admissions
92.9 % unvaccinated
3.1 % partially vaccinated
3.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 173 admissions
86.7 % unvaccinated
4.6 % partially vaccinated
8.7 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 270 admissions
92.2 % unvaccinated
2.6 % partially vaccinated
5.2 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 314 admissions
82.5 % unvaccinated
4.1 % partially vaccinated
13.4 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 197 admissions
76.6 % unvaccinated
4.1 % partially vaccinated
19.3 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 53 admissions
62.3 % unvaccinated
1.9 % partially vaccinated
35.8 % fully vaccinated

1,232 individuals were admitted to ICU in the past 120 days.



Pandemic ICU admissions by age:

Under one year – 22

1 to 4 years – 14

5 to 9 years – 14

10 to 19 years – 32

20 to 29 years – 114

30 to 39 years – 245

40 to 49 years – 392

50 to 59 years – 667

60 to 69 years – 767

70 to 79 years – 488

80+ years – 125

Total – 2,880



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Alberta Covid-related death details

10 Covid-related deaths have been reported since the last update, with the dates of death spanning from Nov. 18 to 21

South zone – 0
Calgary zone – 1
Edmonton zone – 2
Central zone – 4
North zone – 3



Vaccination status of Covid-related deaths in past 120 days:

Under 12 years – 1 deaths
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

12 to 29 years – 6 deaths
83.3 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
16.7 % fully vaccinated

30 to 39 years – 19 deaths
89.5 % unvaccinated
5.3 % partially vaccinated
5.3 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 34 deaths
73.5 % unvaccinated
2.9 % partially vaccinated
23.5 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 84 deaths
91.7 % unvaccinated
2.4 % partially vaccinated
6.0 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 148 deaths
79.1 % unvaccinated
4.7 % partially vaccinated
16.2 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 255 deaths
72.9 % unvaccinated
2.7 % partially vaccinated
24.3 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 359 deaths
49.9 % unvaccinated
4.2 % partially vaccinated
46.0 % fully vaccinated

The province has a recovery rate of 97.5 % and a mortality rate of 1.0 %.



Total pandemic deaths by age group:

Under 1 year – 0

1 to 4 years – 1

5 to 9 years – 0

10 to 12 years – 1

12 to 29 years – 14

30 to 39 years – 33

40 to 49 years – 80

50 to 59 years – 200

60 to 69 years – 440

70 to 79 years – 741

80+ years – 1,714



Total pandemic deaths by zone:

South zone – 287 ( 8.9 % )

Calgary zone – 847 ( 26.2 % )

Edmonton zone – 1,310 ( 40.6 % )

Central zone – 396 ( 12.3 % )

North zone – 387 ( 12.0 % )

Alberta total – 3,227



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Provincial vaccination data:

To date, 6,807,172 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 10,217 since the last update.

2,154 of new vaccinations were first doses, 4,370 were second doses and 3,693 were third doses.

So far, 3,325,924 first doses have been administered, 3,129,830 second doses and 351,418 third doses.

88.4 % vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 83.3 % are fully immunized.

There have been 2,010 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.

1,285 reactions were to Pfizer, 515 to Moderna and 209 to AstraZeneca.

Information regarding walk-in vaccination clinics in the south zone can be found with the area updates below.



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South Zone Summary for Nov. 22

Reported Nov. 23, 2021

25 new cases

424 active cases
442 last reported
8.5 % of Alberta total

7.3 % positivity rate within 343 tests
5.7 % average over 7 days

43 new recoveries

52 hospitalized
52 last reported
10.9 % of Alberta hospitalizations
12.3 % of SZ active cases are hospitalized

13 admitted to ICU
12 last reported
13.8 % of Alberta ICU admissions
25.0 % of SZ hospitalized are in ICU

0 deaths
We are happy to report there are no south-zone deaths included in today's update.


23,036 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020.
These cases are 6.9 % of the provincial total.

191 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 27 new cases per day.

22,325 recovered, for a rate of 96.9 %.

287 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.2 % mortality rate.

38.4 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 35.5 % are fully immunized.


School outbreaks

There are currently 10 Covid-19 outbreaks (2 or more cases) in southern Alberta schools. Details are included in the community sections below.

The last report listed 10 schools.


Community outbreaks

As of the most recent update, there are 5 Covid outbreaks in the zone. Acute-care numbers are provided weekdays by Alberta Health Services and the balance are updated by Alberta Health on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Outbreaks are declared in acute-care and continuing care settings when there are 2 or more cases; in prisons, shelters and childcare settings when there are 5 or more cases; and in non-healthcare workplaces, events and public settings when there are 10 or more cases.

Outbreaks are declared over after 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified, meaning not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.


Acute-care facility outbreaks

None reported


Long-term-care facility outbreaks

None reported


Supportive-living facility outbreaks

Good Samaritan Society Linden View in Taber – declared over

Good Samaritan Society Vista Village in Pincher Creek – declared over

Seasons Lethbridge Gardens in Lethbridge – since. Nov. 19


Other facility and setting outbreaks

Alpha House Shelter and Stabilitzation Centre in Lethbridge – since Oct. 22

Bouvry Exports Calgary in Fort Macleod – since Oct. 22

Lethbridge Correctional Services – since. Oct. 26

Salvation Army Shelter in Medicine Hat – since Nov. 2



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Pincher Creek Area

0 new case

11 active cases
14 last reported
2.6 % of zone active

3 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death reported in the Pincher Creek area was on Nov. 17 2021.

Pincher Creek area last had zero active cases on Nov. 3, 2020.

649 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.8 % of the local population and 2.8 % of the zone total.

627 have recovered, for a rate of 96.6 %.

11 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.7 % mortality rate.


3 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 0 per day.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 12 on Sept. 20 & 27, 2021.

Active case highs are 65 reported on Sept 20 of the fourth wave, 20 in the third wave, 42 in the second wave and 13 in the first.



Public and school outbreaks:

Good Samaritan Society Vista Village in Pincher Creek – declared over



Pincher Creek walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
1222 Bev McLachlin Drive

Nov. 22 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 29 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

84.8 % partially vaccinated
79.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
96.1 % partially vaccinated
95.2 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
89.7 % partially vaccinated
88.2 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
83.5 % partially vaccinated
79.9 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
78.3 % partially vaccinated
88.1 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
78.5 % partially vaccinated
68.4 % fully vaccinated


The 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.



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Crowsnest Pass

0 new case

14 active cases
15 last reported
3.3 % of zone active

1 new recovery

0 new deaths
The single Covid-related death in Crowsnest was reported on May 14, 2021.


13 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 1.9 per day.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 7 on April 16 and Jan. 29, 2021.

Active case highs are 27 reported on Oct. 27 of the fourth wave, 22 in the third wave, 7 in the second wave and 2 in the first.


179 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 2.9 % of the local population and 0.8 % of the zone total.

164 have recovered, for a rate of 91.6 %.

1 death has been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.6 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

Horace Allen School in Coleman - Alert 2 to 4 cases

Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore - Though not yet appearing on Alberta's school outbreak alert list, the Livingstone Range School Division Covid-19 dashboard indicates one active case at ISS.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

79.0 % partially vaccinated
74.7 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.1 % partially vaccinated
87.1 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
88.8 % partially vaccinated
86.3 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
77.6 % partially vaccinated
73.9 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
67.3 % partially vaccinated
60.8 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
67.7 % partially vaccinated
58.4 % fully vaccinated



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Fort Macleod

1 new case

23 active cases
23 last reported
5.4 % of zone active

1 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Fort Macleod was reported on Nov. 16, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 11 on Oct. 6, 2021.

Active case highs are 59 reported on Sept. 16 of the fourth wave, and 84 cases reported three times in the third wave.


574 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.4 % of the local population and 2.5 % of the zone total.

544 have recovered, for a rate of 94.8 %.

7 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.2 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

Bouvry Exports Calgary – since Oct. 22



Fort Macleod walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
744 26 Street S

Nov. 26 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

68.6 % partially vaccinated
64.9 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
87.2 % partially vaccinated
84.4 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
83.3 % partially vaccinated
81.3 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
70.8 % partially vaccinated
67.1 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
55.2 % partially vaccinated
50.7 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
55.1 % partially vaccinated
50.6 % fully vaccinated



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Waterton (ID No. 4)


0 new cases

0 active cases
0 last reported
0.0 % of zone active

0 new recoveries

0 new deaths
No Covid-related deaths have been reported for Waterton.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 2 on May 26, 2021.

The highest number of active cases was 4 reported on May 27, 2021.


7 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 4.3 % of the local population and 0.03 % of the zone total.

3642 have recovered, for a rate of 100.0 %.

0 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.0 % mortality rate.


Public outbreaks

None reported


Walk-in vaccination clinics:

Waterton residents can find walk-in vaccination clinic information for Cardston County and the Pincher Creek area in those community sections.


Community vaccination status:

Vaccination statistics for Waterton are included with Cardston County.



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Cardston County

0 new cases

26 active cases
27 last reported
6.1 % of zone active

1 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cardston County was reported on Nov. 16, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 31 on Sept. 16, 2021.

Active case highs are 184 reported on Oct. 3, 2021 of the fourth wave, and 79 cases reported twice in the third wave.


1,844 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 11.2 % of the local population and 8.0 % of the zone total.

1779 have recovered, for a rate of 96.5 %.

39 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 2.1 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Cardston walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the provincial building
Access from 576 Main Street

Nov. 22 and 29 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status:

Vaccination statistics for Cardston County include Waterton (ID No. 4) residents.

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

84.0 % partially vaccinated
76.8 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
89.3 % partially vaccinated
87.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
88.5 % partially vaccinated
87.7 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
85.4 % partially vaccinated
80.0 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
77.6 % partially vaccinated
66.8 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
81.0 % partially vaccinated
69.9 % fully vaccinated



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County of Warner

3 new case

18 active cases
21 last reported
4.2 % of zone active

6 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Warner was reported on Oct. 26, 2021.

Nov. 15, 2021, was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 10 on May 7, 2021.

Active case highs are 79 reported on Sept. 26 & 30 of the fourth wave, and 130 cases reported in the third.


787 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.1 % of the local population and 3.4 % of the zone total.

765 have recovered, for a rate of 97.2 %.

4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.5 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Milk River walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
517 Centre Avenue NE

Nov. 20 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

73.0 % partially vaccinated
66.8 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
87.4 % partially vaccinated
87.6 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
87.7 % partially vaccinated
83.6 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
75.8 % partially vaccinated
69.8 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
62.3 % partially vaccinated
54.2 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
59.3 % partially vaccinated
51.0 % fully vaccinated



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Lethbridge County

3 new cases

39 active cases
40 last reported
9.2 % of zone active

4 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge County was reported on Nov. 4, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Sept. 22, 2021.

Active case highs are 182 reported on Oct. 3 of the fourth wave, and 187 cases reported in the third.


1,967 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.7 % of the local population and 8.5 % of the zone total.

1,909 have recovered, for a rate of 97.1 %.

19 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.0 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Coaldale walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
2100 11th Street

Nov. 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.


Picture Butte walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the community/senior centre
607 Hwy Avenue N

Nov. 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

70.6 % partially vaccinated
66.3 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.8 % partially vaccinated
88.8 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
87.0 % partially vaccinated
87.1 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
75.6 % partially vaccinated
70.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
61.4 % partially vaccinated
55.5 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
53.0 % partially vaccinated
47.5 % fully vaccinated



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MD of Taber

1 new cases

40 active cases
43 last reported
9.4 % of zone active

4 new recoveries

0 new death
The last Covid-related death in the MD of Taber was reported on Nov. 18, 2021.

Oct. 7 was the last day the county reported no new cases of Covid-19.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 27 on Sept. 8, 2021.

Active case highs are 210 reported on Sept. 20 of the fourth wave, and 64 cases reported in the third.


1,288 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.8 % of the local population and 5.6 % of the zone total.

1,231 have recovered, for a rate of 95.6 %.

17 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

Good Samaritan Society Linden View in Taber – declared over



Taber walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
4326 50th Avenue

Nov. 27, 30 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

60.0 % partially vaccinated
55.6 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
89.0 % partially vaccinated
87.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
83.7 % partially vaccinated
81.8 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
68.0 % partially vaccinated
62.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
46.8 % partially vaccinated
41.7 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
40.0 % partially vaccinated
36.0 % fully vaccinated



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Lethbridge


5 new cases

137 active cases
142 last reported
32.3 % of zone active

10 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge was reported on Nov. 15, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 67 on Sept. 20 of the fourth wave, and 38 in the third.

Active case highs are 487 reported on Sept. 29 & Oct. 4 of the fourth wave, and 462 in the third.


7,128 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.1 % of the local population and 30.9 % of the zone total.

6,929 have recovered, for a rate of 97.2 %.

62 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.9 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

Alpha House Shelter and Stabilitzation Centre in Lethbridge – since Oct. 22

Lethbridge Correctional Centre – since. Oct. 26

Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Ecole Agnes Davidson School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Ecole St. Mary School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Father Leonard Van Tighem School
Alert 5 to 9 cases

Lethbridge Christian School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School
Alert 5 to 9 cases



Lethbridge walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines available at Exhibition Park
3401 Parkside Dr. S

Nov. 25, 26, 27 – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.



Lethbridge south vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

67.3 % partially vaccinated
62.3 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
67.0 % partially vaccinated
61.9 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
67.0 % partially vaccinated
62.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
67.1 % partially vaccinated
62.1 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
67.2 % partially vaccinated
62.2 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
67.4 % partially vaccinated
62.4 % fully vaccinated



Lethbridge north vaccination status:

67.9 % partially vaccinated
62.9 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
67.5 % partially vaccinated
62.6 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
67.6 % partially vaccinated
62.6 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
67.7 % partially vaccinated
62.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
67.8 % partially vaccinated
62.8 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
68.0 % partially vaccinated
63.0 % fully vaccinated



Lethbridge west vaccination status:

68.5 % partially vaccinated
63.5 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
68.1 % partially vaccinated
63.2 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
68.2 % partially vaccinated
63.3 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
68.3 % partially vaccinated
63.3 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
68.4 % partially vaccinated
63.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
68.5 % partially vaccinated
63.6 % fully vaccinated



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Brooks

0 new cases

9 active cases
10 last reported
2.1 % of zone active

1 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Brooks was reported on Nov. 8, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day of the fourth wave was 20 on Sept. 22.

Active case highs are 179 reported on Oct. 3 of the fourth wave, and 58 in the third.


2,096 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 10.8 % of the local population and 9.1 % of the zone total.

2,063 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.

24 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Brooks Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:

Pfizer vaccine available at the Kinsmen hall – 1 Ave. E
1 Avenue E

Nov. 23 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status for Newell, which includes Brooks:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

79.6 % partially vaccinated
72.7 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
90.3 % partially vaccinated
88.7 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
91.4 % partially vaccinated
88.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
82.7 % partially vaccinated
77.2 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
73.4 % partially vaccinated
64.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
68.6 % partially vaccinated
58.0 % fully vaccinated



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County of Newell

2 new case

11 active cases
15 last reported
2.6 % of zone active

6 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Newell was reported on Nov. 15, 2021

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 9 on Oct. 21 of the fourth wave, and 5 in the third.

Active case highs are 59 reported on Sept. 30 of the fourth wave, and 33 in the third.


485 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.3 % of the local population and 2.2 % of the zone total.

485 have recovered, for a rate of 96.2 %.

8 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.6 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Walk-in vaccination clinics:

County of Newell residents can find walk-in vaccination clinic information for Brooks and Medicine Hat in those community sections.



Community vaccination status for Newell, which includes Brooks:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

79.6 % partially vaccinated
72.7 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
90.3 % partially vaccinated
88.7 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
91.4 % partially vaccinated
88.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
82.7 % partially vaccinated
77.2 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
73.4 % partially vaccinated
64.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
68.6 % partially vaccinated
58.0 % fully vaccinated


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County of Forty Mile

0 new cases

2 active cases
4 last reported
0.5 % of zone active

2 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Forty Mile was reported on Sept. 27, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 13 on Sept. 22.

Active case highs are 79 reported on Sept. 30 of the fourth wave, and 10 in the third.


344 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.4 % of the local population and 1.5 % of the zone total.

337 have recovered, for a rate of 98.0 %.

5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.5 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Walk-in vaccination clinics:

County of Forty Mile residents can find walk-in vaccination clinic information for Brooks and Medicine Hat in those community sections.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

53.4 % partially vaccinated
48.1 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
83.3 % partially vaccinated
80.4 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
75.8 % partially vaccinated
72.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
58.5 % partially vaccinated
53.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
43.0 % partially vaccinated
36.2 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
32.2 % partially vaccinated
26.2 % fully vaccinated



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Cypress County

1 new cases

5 active cases
4 last reported
1.2 % of zone active

0 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cypress County was reported on Oct. 4, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 15 on Sept. 16 of the fourth wave, and 5 in the third.

Active case highs are 124 reported on Sept. 22 of the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.


849 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.7 % of the local population and 3.7 % of the zone total.

838 have recovered, for a rate of 98.7 %.

6 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.7 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

None reported



Walk-in vaccination clinics:

Cypress County residents can find walk-in vaccination clinic information for Medicine Hat clinics in its community section.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

77.7 % partially vaccinated
73.0 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
69.3 % partially vaccinated
64.4 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
85.4 % partially vaccinated
83.3 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
81.0 % partially vaccinated
76.4 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
70.7 % partially vaccinated
65.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
68.1 % partially vaccinated
60.1 % fully vaccinated



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Medicine Hat

8 new cases

75 active cases
70 last reported
17.7 % of zone active

3 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Medicine Hat was reported on Nov. 2, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 85 on Aug. 10 of the fourth wave, and 24 in the third.

Active case highs are 696 reported on Sept. 26 of the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.


4,535 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.7 % of the local population and 19.7 % of the zone total.

4,382 have recovered, for a rate of 96.6 %.

78 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.7 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

Good Samaritan Society South Ridge Village in Medicine Hat – declared over

Salvation Army Shelter in Medicine Hat – since Nov. 2

Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Mary's School
Alert 2 to 4 cases



Medicine Hat walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines available at Higdon Hall
055 21 Ave. SE

Nov. 29, 30 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

69.0 % partially vaccinated
64.1 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
68.7 % partially vaccinated
63.8 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
68.8 % partially vaccinated
63.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
68.9 % partially vaccinated
64.0 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
69.0 % partially vaccinated
64.0 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
69.1 % partially vaccinated
64.2 % fully vaccinated



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Oyen Area

0 new case

11 active cases
12 last reported
2.6 % of zone active

1 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the Oyen area was reported on Sept. 26, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 6 on Sept 23 and Oct. 6 of the fourth wave, and 7 in the third.

Active case highs are 32 reported on 44472 of the fourth wave, and 22 in the third.


207 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.9 % of the local population and 1,011.0 % of the zone total.

192 have recovered, for a rate of 92.8 %.

4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.9 % mortality rate.



Public and school outbreaks:

South Central High School
Alert 2 to 4 cases



Community vaccination status:

Percentages are based on the number of vaccine-eligible residents aged 12 and over.

73.6 % partially vaccinated
68.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
89.4 % partially vaccinated
88.1 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
86.5 % partially vaccinated
82.6 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
71.9 % partially vaccinated
66.9 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
61.9 % partially vaccinated
54.7 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
59.5 % partially vaccinated
52.2 % fully vaccinated

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 Nov. 22 and were updated Nov. 23, 2021

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.

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