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Oct. 13 south-zone Covid update

Wednesday, 13 October 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Oct. 13 south-zone Covid update
Alberta reports 38 Covid-related deaths

Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison

While active case numbers continue to decline, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and a high death toll remain a concern in Alberta.

One of 38 Covid-related deaths reported today is in the south zone, a Lethbridge male in his 90s. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.

Crowsnest Pass, Waterton and Oyen are the only south-zone areas without new cases in today's update.

Community information reported now includes all community and school outbreaks and walk-in vaccination clinic info.



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Provincial statistics for Oct. 12

Reported Oct. 13, 2021

652 new cases

14,218 active cases
15,295 last reported

7.7 % positivity rate
8,620 tested

1,691 new recoveries

1,027 hospitalized
1,053 last reported

236 admitted to ICU
242 last reported

38 deaths since last update

312,285 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta since March 2020. This is 7.0 % of the province's population.

295,166 have recovered, for a rate of 94.5 %.

2,901 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.9 % mortality rate.


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

Under 1 year – 1,905
0.6 % of all cases
86 hospitalizations ( 0.6 %)
21 ICU admissions ( 0.8 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

1 to 4 years – 12,079
3.9 % of all cases
66 hospitalizations ( 0.5 %)
12 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

5 to 9 years – 18,743
6.0 % of all cases
35 hospitalizations ( 0.3 %)
12 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

10 to 19 years – 42,982
13.8 % of all cases
217 hospitalizations ( 1.6 %)
30 ICU admissions ( 1.1 %)
2 deaths ( 0.1 %)

20 to 29 years – 56,294
18.0 % of all cases
763 hospitalizations ( 5.6 %)
99 ICU admissions ( 3.8 %)
13 deaths ( 0.4 %)

30 to 39 years – 59,783
19.1 % of all cases
1,403 hospitalizations ( 10.3 %)
219 ICU admissions ( 8.3 %)
25 deaths ( 0.9 %)

40 to 49 years – 47,880
15.3 % of all cases
1,652 hospitalizations ( 12.1 %)
359 ICU admissions ( 13.7 %)
65 deaths ( 2.2 %)

50 to 59 years – 34,381
11.0 % of all cases
2,319 hospitalizations ( 17.0 %)
619 ICU admissions ( 23.5 %)
168 deaths ( 5.8 %)

60 to 69 years – 20,519
6.6 % of all cases
2,437 hospitalizations ( 17.9 %)
701 ICU admissions ( 26.7 %)
385 deaths ( 13.3 %)

70 to 79 years – 9,168
2.9 % of all cases
2,191 hospitalizations ( 16.1 %)
442 ICU admissions ( 16.8 %)
645 deaths ( 22.2 %)

80+ years – 8,328
2.7 % of all cases
2,466 hospitalizations ( 18.1 %)
114 ICU admissions ( 4.3 %)
1,597 deaths ( 55.0 %)



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Alberta active case details

South zone – 1,578 ( 11.1 %)
1,661 last reported

Calgary zone – 3,594 ( 25.3 %)
3,819 last reported

Edmonton zone – 3,281 ( 23.1 %)
3,531 last reported

Central zone – 2,908 ( 20.5 %)
3,180 last reported

North zone – 2,845 ( 20.0 %)
3,075 last reported

Unknown – 47 ( 0.5 %)
64 last reported

Total – 14,218
15,295 last reported


Unvaccinated – 67.27 %
Partially vaccinated – 6.46 %
Fully vaccinated – 26.28 %


Active cases by age:

Under 1 year – 97 ( 0.7 % )

1 to 4 years – 606 ( 4.3 % )

5 to 9 years – 1,445 ( 10.2 % )

10 to 19 years – 2,010 ( 14.1 % )

20 to 29 years – 1,702 ( 12.0 % )

30 to 39 years – 2,676 ( 18.8 % )

40 to 49 years – 2,146 ( 15.1 % )

50 to 59 years – 1,435 ( 10.1 % )

60 to 69 years – 1,083 ( 7.6 % )

70 to 79 years – 561 ( 3.9 % )

80+ years – 453 ( 3.2 % )


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 – 92
Calgary zone – 207
Edmonton zone – 121
Central zone – 117
North zone – 132
Unknown – -17
Total – 652

Unvaccinated – 67.1 %
Partially vaccinated – 5.8 %
Fully vaccinated – 27.1 %

6,520 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 931 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 – 16.2 %
Calgary zone positivity – 5.4 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 12.3 %
Central zone positivity – 4.8 %
North zone positivity – 26.0 %

Alberta positivity – 7.7 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 8.3 %

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 Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2021:

Alberta – 0.92
Edmonton zone – 0.86
Calgary zone – 0.93
Rest of Alberta – 0.94

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 – 119 ( 11.6 % )
125 last reported

Calgary zone – 243 ( 23.7 % )
255 last reported

Edmonton zone – 317 ( 30.9 % )
316 last reported

Central zone – 187 ( 18.2 % )
193 last reported

North zone – 161 ( 15.7 % )
164 last reported

Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 1,027


Unvaccinated – 72.6 %
Partially vaccinated – 4.8 %
Fully vaccinated – 22.6 %


Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:

South zone – 7.5
Calgary zone – 6.8
Edmonton zone – 9.7
Central zone – 6.4
North zone – 5.7

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:

13,638 Albertans hospitalized to date

Under 1 year – 86 ( 0.6 % )

1 to 4 years – 66 ( 0.5 % )

5 to 9 years – 35 ( 0.3 % )

10 to 19 years – 217 ( 1.6 % )

20 to 29 years – 763 ( 5.6 % )

30 to 39 years – 1,403 ( 10.3 % )

40 to 49 years – 1,652 ( 12.1 % )

50 to 59 years – 2,319 ( 17.0 % )

60 to 69 years – 2,437 ( 17.9 % )

70 to 79 years – 2,191 ( 16.1 % )

80+ years – 2,466 ( 18.1 % )



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Alberta ICU details

South zone – 25 ( 10.6 % )
25 last reported

Calgary zone – 75 ( 31.8 % )
75 last reported

Edmonton zone – 108 ( 45.8 % )
110 last reported

Central zone – 15 ( 6.4 % )
20 last reported

North zone – 13 ( 5.5 % )
12 last reported

Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 236


300 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units. 236 of these are Covid patients.

203 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 376 as of Oct. 12, 2021.

Baseline capacity is at 173 % and 80 % of the total ICU beds available are full.


Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:

South zone – 21.0
Calgary zone – 30.9
Edmonton zone – 34.1
Central zone – 8.0
North zone – 8.1


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 – 17 admissions
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

12 to 29 years – 59 admissions
93.2 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
6.8 % fully vaccinated

30 to 39 years – 102 admissions
98.0 % unvaccinated
2.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 139 admissions
84.9 % unvaccinated
5.8 % partially vaccinated
9.4 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 231 admissions
93.1 % unvaccinated
3.9 % partially vaccinated
3.0 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 260 admissions
87.3 % unvaccinated
3.8 % partially vaccinated
8.8 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 159 admissions
78.6 % unvaccinated
6.3 % partially vaccinated
15.1 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 38 admissions
65.8 % unvaccinated
2.6 % partially vaccinated
31.6 % fully vaccinated

1,005 individuals were admitted to ICU in the past 120 days.


Pandemic ICU admissions by age:

Under one year – 21

1 to 4 years – 12

5 to 9 years – 12

10 to 19 years – 30

20 to 29 years – 99

30 to 39 years – 219

40 to 49 years – 359

50 to 59 years – 619

60 to 69 years – 701

70 to 79 years – 442

80+ years – 114

Total – 2,628



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Alberta Covid-related death details

38 Covid-related deaths have been reported since the last update, with the dates of death spanning from Sept. 21 and Oct. 8 to 12.

32 of the cases included pre-existing conditions. The exceptions are an Edmonton-zone male in his 30s, a central-zone male in his 40s, three females in their 60s from Edmonton, Calgary and north zones, and a north-zone male in his 70s.

South zone – 1
Calgary zone – 8
Edmonton zone – 10
Central zone – 11
North zone – 8


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

Under 12 years – 0 deaths
0.0 % 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 – 11 deaths
90.9 % unvaccinated
9.1 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 21 deaths
61.9 % unvaccinated
9.5 % partially vaccinated
28.6 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 59 deaths
89.8 % unvaccinated
1.7 % partially vaccinated
8.5 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 107 deaths
75.7 % unvaccinated
5.6 % partially vaccinated
18.7 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 169 deaths
72.8 % unvaccinated
4.1 % partially vaccinated
23.1 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 250 deaths
49.6 % unvaccinated
4.8 % partially vaccinated
45.6 % fully vaccinated

The province has a recovery rate of 94.5 % and a mortality rate of 0.9 %.


Total pandemic deaths by age group:

Under 1 year – 0

1 to 4 years – 0

5 to 9 years – 0

10 to 12 years – 2

12 to 29 years – 13

30 to 39 years – 25

40 to 49 years – 65

50 to 59 years – 168

60 to 69 years – 385

70 to 79 years – 645

80+ years – 1,597


Total pandemic deaths by zone:

South zone – 231 ( 8.0 % )

Calgary zone – 810 ( 27.9 % )

Edmonton zone – 1,241 ( 42.8 % )

Central zone – 308 ( 10.6 % )

North zone – 311 ( 10.7 % )

Alberta total – 2,901



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Provincial vaccination data:

To date, 6,259,239 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 20,565 since the last update.

5,358 of new vaccinations were first doses, 7,907 were second doses and 7,300 were third doses.

So far, 3,213,907 first doses have been administered, 2,867,833 second doses and 177,499 third doses.

85.5 % vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 76.2 % are fully immunized.

There have been 1,739 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.

1,094 reactions were to Pfizer, 444 to Moderna and 201 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 Oct. 12

Reported Oct. 13, 2021

92 new cases

1,578 active cases
1,661 last reported
11.1 % of Alberta total

16.2 % positivity rate with 550 tests
12.5 % average over 7 days

174 new recoveries

119 hospitalized
125 last reported
11.6 % of Alberta hospitalizations
7.5 % of SZ active cases are hospitalized

25 admitted to ICU
25 last reported
10.6 % of Alberta ICU admissions
21.0 % of SZ hospitalized are in ICU

1 death
One of 38 Covid-related deaths reported today is in the south zone, a Lethbridge male in his 90s. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.


703 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 100 new cases per day.

21,091 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020.
These cases are 6.8 % of the provincial total.

19,282 recovered, for a rate of 91.4 %.

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

77.7 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 68.6 % are fully immunized.


School outbreaks

There are currently 38 Covid-19 outbreaks (2 or more cases) in southern Alberta schools. Details are included in the community sections below.

The last report listed 44 schools.


Community outbreaks

There are currently 26 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

Brooks Health Centre – One unit since Sept. 24, involving two patients and eight healthcare workers.

Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – One unit since Oct. 3, involving one healthcare worker.

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit since Sept. 20, involving three patients and six healthcare workers.

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit since Sept. 28, involving five patients.

Long-term-care facility outbreaks

Good Samaritan Society South Ridge Village in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 6

Pioneer Lodge in Fort Macleod – since Sept. 6

South Country Village in Medicine Hat

Supportive-living facility outbreaks

Agecare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks – since Oct. 5

Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island – since Oct. 8

Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte – since Oct. 8

Chinook Village in Medicine Hat

Cypress View Foundation in Medicine Hat – since Aug. 31

Elim Village in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

Good Samaritan Society Lee Crest in Cardston – since Aug. 27

Good Samaritan Society Linden View in Taber – since Aug. 31

Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge – since Sept. 6

Hanna Health Centre Facility Living in Hanna – since Sept. 14

Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

Newbrook Lodge in Brooks – since Sept. 16

Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island – since Sept. 23

River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat

St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale – since Sept. 23

The Wellington in Medicine Hat – since Oct. 8

Other facility and setting outbreaks

Nature's Way Learning Centre in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 16

Salvation Army Shelter in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 14



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Pincher Creek Area

1 new case

37 active cases
41 last reported
2.3 % of zone active

5 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the Pincher Creek area was reported on Oct. 4, 2021.

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

12 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 2 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.


568 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.8 % of the local population and 2.7 % of the zone total.

522 have recovered, for a rate of 91.9 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

None reported


Pincher Creek walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
1222 Bev McLachlin Drive

Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 22 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 and 29 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Community vaccination status:

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

81.7 % partially vaccinated
72.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
95.0 % partially vaccinated
93.5 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
88.4 % partially vaccinated
85.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
80.9 % partially vaccinated
72.4 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
73.1 % partially vaccinated
87.6 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
74.1 % partially vaccinated
57.0 % 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 cases

8 active cases
9 last reported
0.5 % of zone active

1 new recovery

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


0 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 0.0 per day.

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

Active case highs are 16 reported on Sept. 16 of the fourth wave, 22 in the third wave, 7 in the second wave and 2 in the first.


135 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 2.1 % of the local population and 0.6 % of the zone total.

126 have recovered, for a rate of 93.3 %.

1 death has been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.7 % mortality rate.


Public and school outbreaks:

None reported


Crowsnest Pass walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the provincial building
12501 20th Avenue, Blairmore

Oct. 15, 22 and 27 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 3, 10 17 and 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.


Community vaccination status:

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

76.2 % partially vaccinated
69.0 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
87.6 % partially vaccinated
86.2 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
88.0 % partially vaccinated
83.5 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
74.2 % partially vaccinated
68.1 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
62.9 % partially vaccinated
50.2 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
61.5 % partially vaccinated
50.6 % fully vaccinated



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Fort Macleod

4 new cases

47 active cases
47 last reported
3.0 % of zone active

4 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Fort Macleod was reported on May 26, 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.


497 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.3 % of the local population and 2.4 % of the zone total.

444 have recovered, for a rate of 89.3 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Pioneer Lodge in Fort Macleod – since Sept. 6

F.P. Walshe School – alert 2-4 cases


Fort Macleod walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
744 26 Street S

Nov. 1 and 26 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 9 and 18 – 12 to 3:30 p.m.


Community vaccination status:

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

66.1 % partially vaccinated
58.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
86.6 % partially vaccinated
82.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
82.2 % partially vaccinated
78.2 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
68.8 % partially vaccinated
60.3 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
51.1 % partially vaccinated
41.0 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
51.9 % partially vaccinated
43.8 % 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

9 new cases

132 active cases
143 last reported
8.4 % of zone active

20 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cardston County was reported on Oct. 11, 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.


1,673 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 10.2 % of the local population and 7.9 % of the zone total.

1514 have recovered, for a rate of 90.5 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Good Samaritan Society Lee Crest in Cardston – since Aug. 27


Cardston walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the provincial building
Access from 576 Main Street

Oct. 18, 22 and 25 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Nov. 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22 and 29 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.


Magrath walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
37 East 2nd Ave. N

Oct. 20 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 3 and 17 – 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.

79.3 % partially vaccinated
67.5 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
87.5 % partially vaccinated
83.8 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
86.4 % partially vaccinated
83.2 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
81.7 % partially vaccinated
71.1 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
71.1 % partially vaccinated
54.7 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
74.1 % partially vaccinated
56.5 % fully vaccinated



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County of Warner

6 new cases

59 active cases
60 last reported
3.7 % of zone active

7 new recoveries

0 new deaths
No deaths have been reported for the County of Warner in this fourth wave of the pandemic.

Oct. 7, 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.


687 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.2 % of the local population and 3.3 % of the zone total.

625 have recovered, for a rate of 91.0 %.

3 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.4 % mortality rate.


Public and school outbreaks:

Raymond Elementary School
Alert 2 to 4 cases


Milk River walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
517 Centre Avenue NE

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


Raymond walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the senior centre
55E 100 N

Nov. 16 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 18, 27 and Nov. 1 – 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
58.5 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
86.5 % partially vaccinated
84.9 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
85.1 % partially vaccinated
79.7 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
71.6 % partially vaccinated
60.2 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
57.2 % partially vaccinated
43.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
54.2 % partially vaccinated
41.1 % fully vaccinated



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Lethbridge County

5 new cases

118 active cases
129 last reported
7.5 % of zone active

16 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge County was reported on Oct. 11, 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.


1,780 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.9 % of the local population and 8.4 % of the zone total.

1,646 have recovered, for a rate of 92.5 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale

Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte

Barons School in Barons
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Jennie Emery Elementary School in Coaldale
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Calvin Christian School in Coalhurst
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Coalhurst Elementary School in Coalhurst
Alert 2 to 4 cases


Coaldale walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
2100 11th Street

Oct. 20, 31, Nov. 10 and 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 25, Nov. 4 and 15 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Picture Butte walk-in vaccination clinics:

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

Nov. 2 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 and 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.

67.6 % partially vaccinated
59.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.0 % partially vaccinated
87.2 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
86.1 % partially vaccinated
83.4 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
72.6 % partially vaccinated
63.8 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
57.1 % partially vaccinated
46.3 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
49.7 % partially vaccinated
40.1 % fully vaccinated



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MD of Taber

13 new cases

131 active cases
128 last reported
8.3 % of zone active

10 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the MD of Taber was reported on Sept. 29, 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.


1,152 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.1 % of the local population and 5.5 % of the zone total.

1,010 have recovered, for a rate of 87.7 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Good Samaritan Society Linden View in Taber – since Aug. 31

W.R. Myers High School in Taber
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Vauxhall Elementary School in Vauxhall
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Vauxhall Junior Senior High School in Vauxhall
Alert 5 to 9 cases


Taber walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer available at the health centre
4326 50th Avenue

Oct. 20 and 26 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 4, 9, 17 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.

56.1 % partially vaccinated
48.1 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.0 % partially vaccinated
85.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
81.4 % partially vaccinated
77.9 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
64.1 % partially vaccinated
54.9 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
42.0 % partially vaccinated
32.2 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
35.7 % partially vaccinated
27.7 % fully vaccinated



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Lethbridge


28 new cases

416 active cases
424 last reported
26.4 % of zone active

35 new recoveries

1 new death
One of 38 Covid-related deaths reported today is in the south zone, a Lethbridge male in his 90s. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.

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.


6,521 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.5 % of the local population and 30.9 % of the zone total.

6,056 have recovered, for a rate of 92.9 %.

49 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.8 % mortality rate.


Public and school outbreaks:

Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – One unit since Oct. 3, involving one healthcare worker.

Elim Village in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge – since Oct. 8

Catholic Central High School
Outbreak 10+ cases

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

Ecole St. Mary School
Alert 5 to 9 cases

Fleetwood Bawden School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute
Alert 5 to 9 cases

Mike Mountain Horse School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Our Lady of the Assumption School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Francis Junior High School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Paul Elementary School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Teresa of Calcutta School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Victoria Park High School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Westminster School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Wilson Middle School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Winston Churchill High School
Alert 5 to 9 cases


Lethbridge walk-in vaccination clinics:

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

Oct. 14, 15, 16 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 2, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 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.

85.7 % partially vaccinated
78.4 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
94.4 % partially vaccinated
93.7 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
92.8 % partially vaccinated
90.4 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
86.2 % partially vaccinated
78.5 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
76.8 % partially vaccinated
64.7 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
80.5 % partially vaccinated
70.4 % fully vaccinated


Lethbridge north vaccination status:

86.4 % partially vaccinated
77.0 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
95.2 % partially vaccinated
93.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
96.1 % partially vaccinated
92.2 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
86.7 % partially vaccinated
78.4 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
79.5 % partially vaccinated
66.1 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
79.4 % partially vaccinated
65.1 % fully vaccinated


Lethbridge west vaccination status:

76.9 % partially vaccinated
70.2 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
99.4 % partially vaccinated
99.0 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
96.7 % partially vaccinated
95.4 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
92.2 % partially vaccinated
86.9 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
87.2 % partially vaccinated
76.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
90.0 % partially vaccinated
76.8 % fully vaccinated



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Brooks

6 new cases

98 active cases
109 last reported
6.2 % of zone active

17 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Brooks was reported on Oct.11, 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.


2,043 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 10.5 % of the local population and 9.7 % of the zone total.

1,924 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Agecare Sunrise Gardens – since Oct. 5

Newbrook Lodge – since Sept. 16

Brooks Health Centre – One unit since Sept. 24, involving two patients and eight healthcare workers.

Brooks Composite High School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Griffin Park School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Joseph's Collegiate
Alert 2 to 4 cases


Brooks Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:

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

Oct. 14, 15, 19 and 30 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 5, 13, 16 and 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.

74.8 % partially vaccinated
63.0 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.4 % partially vaccinated
86.1 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
89.2 % partially vaccinated
84.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
78.4 % partially vaccinated
67.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
67.0 % partially vaccinated
52.3 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
62.5 % partially vaccinated
46.1 % fully vaccinated



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County of Newell

5 new cases

43 active cases
43 last reported
2.7 % of zone active

5 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the County of Newell was reported on Sept. 28, 2021.

The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 7 on Sept. 29 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.


385 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.4 % of the local population and 2.1 % of the zone total.

385 have recovered, for a rate of 88.9 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

None reported


Community vaccination status for Newell, which includes Brooks:

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

74.8 % partially vaccinated
63.0 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
88.4 % partially vaccinated
86.1 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
89.2 % partially vaccinated
84.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
78.4 % partially vaccinated
67.7 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
67.0 % partially vaccinated
52.3 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
62.5 % partially vaccinated
46.1 % fully vaccinated



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County of Forty Mile

1 new case

44 active cases
47 last reported
2.8 % of zone active

4 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.


310 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 4.8 % of the local population and 1.5 % of the zone total.

261 have recovered, for a rate of 84.2 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island – since Oct. 8

Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island – since Sept. 23

Senator Gershaw School in Bow Island
Alert 2 to 4 cases


Community vaccination status:

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

48.8 % partially vaccinated
40.7 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
80.7 % partially vaccinated
77.8 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
73.6 % partially vaccinated
69.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
53.8 % partially vaccinated
46.4 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
37.2 % partially vaccinated
26.3 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
27.0 % partially vaccinated
18.0 % fully vaccinated



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Cypress County

1 new case

52 active cases
58 last reported
3.3 % of zone active

7 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.


804 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.8 % of the local population and 3.8 % of the zone total.

746 have recovered, for a rate of 92.8 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

None reported


Community vaccination status:

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

74.0 % partially vaccinated
63.5 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
83.5 % partially vaccinated
80.0 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
83.9 % partially vaccinated
79.4 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
77.5 % partially vaccinated
67.6 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
65.7 % partially vaccinated
52.3 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
62.8 % partially vaccinated
46.1 % fully vaccinated



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Medicine Hat

13 new cases

363 active cases
390 last reported
23.0 % of zone active

40 new recoveries

0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Medicine Hat was reported on Oct. 11, 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.


4,229 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.2 % of the local population and 20.1 % of the zone total.

3,799 have recovered, for a rate of 89.8 %.

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


Public and school outbreaks:

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit since Sept. 20, involving three patients and six healthcare workers.

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit since Sept. 28, involving five patients.

Chinook Village

Good Samaritan Society South Ridge Village in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 6

South Country Village in Medicine Hat

Chinook Village in Medicine Hat

Cypress View Foundation in Medicine Hat – since Aug. 31

River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat

The Wellington in Medicine Hat – since Oct. 8

Nature's Way Learning Centre in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 16

Salvation Army Shelter in Medicine Hat – since Sept. 14

Crescent Heights High School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Dr. Ken Sauer School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

George Davison Elementary School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Medicine Hat Christian School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Notre Dame Academy
Alert 2 to 4 cases

River Heights Elementary
Alert 2 to 4 cases

Ross Glen School
Alert 2 to 4 cases

St. Louis 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

Oct. 18, 21, 26, 28, 29, 30 – 12 to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 1, 3, 15, 16, 17, 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.

81.9 % partially vaccinated
72.2 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
92.9 % partially vaccinated
90.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
91.8 % partially vaccinated
87.8 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
81.7 % partially vaccinated
72.4 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
73.0 % partially vaccinated
58.9 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
74.9 % partially vaccinated
59.6 % fully vaccinated



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Oyen Area

0 new cases

19 active cases
22 last reported
1.2 % of zone active

3 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.


180 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.1 % of the local population and 1,011.0 % of the zone total.

157 have recovered, for a rate of 87.2 %.

4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 2.2 % mortality rate.


Public and school outbreaks:

Hanna Health Centre Facility Living in Hanna – since Sept. 14


Oyen walk-in vaccination clinics:

Pfizer vaccine available at the community health office
315 3 Avenue E

Oct. 23 and Nov. 16 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 12, 23, Nov. 3 and 16 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Community vaccination status:

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

70.4 % partially vaccinated
59.5 % fully vaccinated

75+ years
87.8 % partially vaccinated
84.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 74 years
84.0 % partially vaccinated
78.1 % fully vaccinated

40 to 59 years
68.8 % partially vaccinated
57.3 % fully vaccinated

20 to 39 years
57.5 % partially vaccinated
43.4 % fully vaccinated

12 to 19 years
55.5 % partially vaccinated
36.6 % 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 Oct. 12 and were updated Oct. 13, 2021

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