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Oct. 8 south-zone Covid update

Friday, 08 October 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Oct. 8 south-zone Covid update
South zone dips below 2,000 active cases

Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison

Despite 21 new cases in the past seven days, the active-case count for the Pincher Creek area has decreased for the fifth straight day.

Crowsnest Pass reported no new cases for the second day in a row and reported only six over the past week.

Waterton, the County of Warner, MD of Taber and Oyen area also were free of new cases yesterday – a shift in the right direction.

Two of 16 Covid-related deaths reported today are in the south zone — the deceased are a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, one from Lethbridge and the other from Medicine Hat. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.


Covid-19 immunization walk-in clinics are available at Brooks, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Magrath, Medicine Hat, Milk River, Oyen, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek, Raymond and Taber.

Details including dates, hours and vaccine types available are included in the community information section of this post.

Remember to take your Alberta health care card and photo ID. You are required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer at vaccination sites.



First doses are available to those born in 2009 or earlier.

Second doses are available to those who received Pfizer or Moderna as a first dose 28 days ago or more.


Third doses are available to all Albertans aged 75 and older; First Nations, Inuit and Metis people aged 65 and older; seniors living in congregate care facilities; immunocompromised; and travellers to juisdictions where AstraZeneca/Covisield or mixed doses are not recognized.


AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccinations must be book through Health Link by calling 811."




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Provincial statistics for Oct. 7

Reported Oct. 8, 2021

1,256 new cases

17,839 active cases
18,411 last reported

8.7 % positivity rate
14,736 tested

1,812 new recoveries

1,101 hospitalized
1,094 last reported

250 admitted to ICU
248 last reported

16 deaths since last update

308,275 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta since March 2020. This is 6.9 % of the province's population.

287,606 have recovered, for a rate of 93.3 %.

2,830 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 – 1,870
0.6 % of all cases
86 hospitalizations ( 0.6 %)
21 ICU admissions ( 0.8 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

1 to 4 years – 11,918
3.9 % of all cases
67 hospitalizations ( 0.5 %)
12 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

5 to 9 years – 18,327
5.9 % of all cases
34 hospitalizations ( 0.3 %)
12 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)

10 to 19 years – 42,419
13.8 % of all cases
213 hospitalizations ( 1.6 %)
29 ICU admissions ( 1.1 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)

20 to 29 years – 55,795
18.1 % of all cases
744 hospitalizations ( 5.6 %)
94 ICU admissions ( 3.7 %)
13 deaths ( 0.5 %)

30 to 39 years – 59,008
19.1 % of all cases
1,377 hospitalizations ( 10.3 %)
213 ICU admissions ( 8.3 %)
22 deaths ( 0.8 %)

40 to 49 years – 47,290
15.3 % of all cases
1,617 hospitalizations ( 12.1 %)
352 ICU admissions ( 13.7 %)
61 deaths ( 2.2 %)

50 to 59 years – 33,978
11.0 % of all cases
2,276 hospitalizations ( 17.0 %)
604 ICU admissions ( 23.5 %)
157 deaths ( 5.5 %)

60 to 69 years – 20,209
6.6 % of all cases
2,391 hospitalizations ( 17.9 %)
684 ICU admissions ( 26.7 %)
376 deaths ( 13.3 %)

70 to 79 years – 9,033
2.9 % of all cases
2,156 hospitalizations ( 16.1 %)
433 ICU admissions ( 16.9 %)
627 deaths ( 22.2 %)

80+ years – 8,207
2.7 % of all cases
2,419 hospitalizations ( 18.1 %)
110 ICU admissions ( 4.3 %)
1,572 deaths ( 55.5 %)



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Alberta active case details

South zone – 1,972 ( 11.1 %)
2,050 last reported

Calgary zone – 4,359 ( 24.4 %)
4,539 last reported

Edmonton zone – 4,204 ( 23.6 %)
4,304 last reported

Central zone – 3,690 ( 20.7 %)
3,758 last reported

North zone – 3,597 ( 20.2 %)
3,744 last reported

Unknown – 51 ( 0.2 %)
34 last reported

Total – 17,839
18,411 last reported


Unvaccinated – 68.89 %
Partially vaccinated – 5.88 %
Fully vaccinated – 25.23 %


Active cases by age:

Under 1 year
113 ( 0.6 % )

1 to 4 years
806 ( 4.5 % )

5 to 9 years
1,847 ( 10.4 % )

10 to 19 years
2,641 ( 14.8 % )

20 to 29 years
2,131 ( 11.9 % )

30 to 39 years
3,337 ( 18.7 % )

40 to 49 years
2,752 ( 15.4 % )

50 to 59 years
1,726 ( 9.7 % )

60 to 69 years
1,257 ( 7.0 % )

70 to 79 years
676 ( 3.8 % )

80+ years
549 ( 3.1 % )


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 – 94
Calgary zone – 299
Edmonton zone – 313
Central zone – 303
North zone – 246
Unknown – 17
Total – 1,272

Unvaccinated – 67.1 %
Partially vaccinated – 6.7 %
Fully vaccinated – 26.2 %

8,473 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 1,210 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 – 11.3 %
Calgary zone positivity – 5.5 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 15.0 %
Central zone positivity – 7.2 %
North zone positivity – 15.7 %

Alberta positivity – 8.7 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 9.3 %

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 – 131 ( 11.9 % )
139 last reported

Calgary zone – 269 ( 24.4 % )
268 last reported

Edmonton zone – 323 ( 29.3 % )
311 last reported

Central zone – 208 ( 18.9 % )
213 last reported

North zone – 170 ( 15.4 % )
163 last reported

Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 1,101


Unvaccinated – 72.8 %
Partially vaccinated – 4.6 %
Fully vaccinated – 22.5 %


Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:

South zone – 6.6
Calgary zone – 6.2
Edmonton zone – 7.7
Central zone – 5.6
North zone – 4.7

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:

13,383 Albertans hospitalized to date

Under 1 year
86 ( 0.6 % )

1 to 4 years
67 ( 0.5 % )

5 to 9 years
34 ( 0.3 % )

10 to 19 years
213 ( 1.6 % )

20 to 29 years
744 ( 5.6 % )

30 to 39 years
1,377 ( 10.3 % )

40 to 49 years
1,617 ( 12.1 % )

50 to 59 years
2,276 ( 17.0 % )

60 to 69 years
2,391 ( 17.9 % )

70 to 79 years
2,156 ( 16.1 % )

80+ years
2,419 ( 18.1 % )



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Alberta ICU details

South zone – 28 ( 11.2 % )
26 last reported

Calgary zone – 81 ( 32.4 % )
79 last reported

Edmonton zone – 109 ( 43.6 % )
109 last reported

Central zone – 22 ( 8.8 % )
23 last reported

North zone – 10 ( 4.0 % )
11 last reported

Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported

Total – 250


290 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units. 250 of these are Covid patients.

201 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 374 as of Oct. 8, 2021.

Baseline capacity is at 168 % and 78 % of the total ICU beds available are full.


Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:

South zone – 21.4
Calgary zone – 30.1
Edmonton zone – 33.7
Central zone – 10.6
North zone – 5.9


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

12 to 29 years – 52 admissions
92.3 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
7.7 % fully vaccinated

30 to 39 years – 97 admissions
97.9 % unvaccinated
2.1 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 136 admissions
85.3 % unvaccinated
5.9 % partially vaccinated
8.8 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 229 admissions
92.6 % unvaccinated
3.9 % partially vaccinated
3.5 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 249 admissions
88.0 % unvaccinated
4.0 % partially vaccinated
8.0 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 149 admissions
78.5 % unvaccinated
7.4 % partially vaccinated
14.1 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 33 admissions
63.6 % unvaccinated
3.0 % partially vaccinated
33.3 % fully vaccinated

959 individuals were admitted to ICU in thhe 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 – 29
20 to 29 years – 94
30 to 39 years – 213
40 to 49 years – 352
50 to 59 years – 604
60 to 69 years – 684
70 to 79 years – 433
80+ years – 110
Total – 2,564



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Alberta Covid-related death details

16 deaths have been reported since the last update, spanning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7, 2021.

15 of the cases included pre-existing conditions. The exceptions are a north-zone female in her 80s.

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


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 – 5 deaths
80.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
20.0 % fully vaccinated

30 to 39 years – 8 deaths
87.5 % unvaccinated
12.5 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated

40 to 49 years – 18 deaths
61.1 % unvaccinated
11.1 % partially vaccinated
27.8 % fully vaccinated

50 to 59 years – 54 deaths
88.9 % unvaccinated
1.9 % partially vaccinated
9.3 % fully vaccinated

60 to 69 years – 100 deaths
76.0 % unvaccinated
5.0 % partially vaccinated
19.0 % fully vaccinated

70 to 79 years – 153 deaths
73.9 % unvaccinated
4.6 % partially vaccinated
21.6 % fully vaccinated

80+ years – 231 deaths
50.6 % unvaccinated
3.9 % partially vaccinated
45.5 % fully vaccinated

The province has a recovery rate of 93.3 % 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 – 1
12 to 29 years – 13
30 to 39 years – 22
40 to 49 years – 61
50 to 59 years – 157
60 to 69 years – 376
70 to 79 years – 627
80+ years – 1,572


Total pandemic deaths by zone:

South zone – 222 ( 7.8 % )
Calgary zone – 798 ( 28.2 % )
Edmonton zone – 1,220 ( 43.1 % )
Central zone – 292 ( 10.3 % )
North zone – 298 ( 10.5 % )
Alberta total – 2,830



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To date, 6,192,093 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 18,776 since the last update.

5,811 of new vaccinations were first doses, 6,112 were second doses and 6,853 were third doses.

3,193,966 first doses have been administered, 2,840,719 second doses and 157,408 third doses.


84.9 % vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 75.5 % are fully immunized.

There have been 1726 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.

1,088 reactions were to Pfizer, 439 to Moderna and 199 to AstraZeneca.

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



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South Zone Summary for Oct. 7

Reported Oct. 8, 2021

94 new cases

1,972 active cases 
2,050 last reported
11.1 % of Alberta total 

11.3 % positivity rate
879 tested
13.6 per cent average over 7 days


170 new recoveries

131 hospitalized
139 last reported
11.9 % of Alberta total
6.6 % of SZ active cases hospitalized

28 admitted to ICU
26 last reported
11.2 of Alberta total
21.4 % of SZ hospitalized are in ICU

2 deaths 
Two of 16 Covid-related deaths reported today are in the south zone — the deceased are a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, one from Lethbridge and the other from Medicine Hat. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.


883 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 126 new cases per day.

20,650 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020. These cases are 6.7 % of the provincial total.

18,456 have recovered, for a rate of 89.4 %.

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

77.2 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 68.0 % are fully immunized.




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Pincher Creek Area

4 new case(s) — 560 pandemic total

43 active cases
* Wave 4 high is 65. Third-wave high was 20, second wave saw 42 and first wave 13.
* Last at zero active cases on Nov. 3, 2020

6 new recoveries — 508 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 9 pandemic total

515.4 active cases per 100,000 population

Pincher Creek Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the health centre – 1222 Bev McLachlin Drive
Oct. 13, 25, Nov. 8 and 22 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 and 29 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The Pincher Creek area has added 21 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

6.7 per cent of residents have tested positive for Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic.

Pincher Creek Area's 560 cases to date are 2.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 81.6 per cent or 5,854 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 71.9 per cent or 5,159

• 95 per cent or 745 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 93.5 per cent or 733

• 88.4 per cent or 1,509 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 84.7 per cent or 1,445

• 80.6 per cent or 1,569 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 71.6 per cent or 1,394

• 72.9 per cent or 1,430 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 57.7 per cent or 1,132

• 74 per cent or 576 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 56.2 per cent or 438

Pincher Creek area has a recovery rate of 90.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Vista Village (Good Samaritan Society) since Sept. 16
Please note, outbreaks remain on these lists until Alberta Health removes them from their website.

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(s) — 135 pandemic total

12 active cases
* High of fourth wave is 16. Third-wave high was 22, second wave saw 7 and first wave 2.

1 new recoveries 122 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 1 pandemic total

191.1 active cases per 100,000 population


Crowsnest Pass Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:

Pfizer vaccine available at the provincial building – 12501 20th Avenue, Blairmore
Oct. 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, Nov. 3, 10 17 and 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Crowsnest Pass has added 6 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

2.1 per cent of residents have tested positive for Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic.

Crowsnest Pass's 135 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.


Immunization data:


• 75.9 per cent or 4,259 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 68.3 per cent or 3,837

• 87.5 per cent or 528 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 85.7 per cent or 517

• 87.8 per cent or 1,405 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 83.2 per cent or 1,330

• 73.8 per cent or 1,197 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 67.4 per cent or 1,093

• 62.5 per cent or 815 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 49.6 per cent or 646

• 61.1 per cent or 297 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 49.4 per cent or 240

Crowsnest Pass has a recovery rate of 90.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Fort Macleod

3 new case(s) — 485 pandemic total

47 active cases
* High of fourth wave is 59. Third-wave high was 84.

6 new recoveries — 432 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

696 active cases per 100,000 population

Fort Macleod Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the health centre – 744 26 St. S
Oct. 13, Nov. 1 and 26 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 and 18 – 12 to 3:30 p.m.

65.7 per cent or 3,646 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 58.2 per cent or 3,232 people are fully immunized

Fort Macleod's 485 cases to date are 2.3 per cent of the south-zone total.

Fort Macleod has a recovery rate of 89.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Pioneer Lodge since September 6



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Waterton (I.D. No. 4)

0 new case(s) — 7 pandemic total

0 active cases
* Fourth-wave high is 2. Third-wave high was 4.

0 new recoveries — 7 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 0 pandemic total

0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 78.9 per cent or 10,625 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 67 per cent or 9,014

Waterton's 7 cases to date are 0.03 per cent of the south-zone total.

Waterton has a recovery rate of 100.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Cardston County

6 new case(s) — 1,624 pandemic total

176 active cases
Fourth-wave high is 180. Third-wave high was 79.
Third highest in zone.

5 new recoveries — 1423 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 25 pandemic total

1071.1 active cases per 100,000 population


Cardston Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the provincial building – 576 Main Street access
Oct. 18, 22 and 25 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 and 12 – 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 vaccine available at the health centre – 37 East 2 Ave. N
Oct. 20 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 3 and 17 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.


In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 78.9 per cent or 10,625 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 67 per cent or 9,014

Cardston County's 1,624 cases to date are 7.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cardston County has a recovery rate of 87.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.5 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Good Samaritan Society – Lee Crest since August 27



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County of Warner

0 new case(s) — 662 pandemic total

60 active cases
* Fourth wave high is 79. Third wave high was 130.

5 new recoveries — 599 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 3 pandemic total

540.4 active cases per 100,000 population

Alberta Health Services reported late Thursday afternoon that the Milk River Health Centre Emergency Department will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as it will be without on-site physician coverage. Nursing staff will remain on-site providing care for inpatients. Patients with medical emergencies are to call 911 and EMS calls will be re-routed to Chinook Regional Hospital (87 km away). Health Link at 811 is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.

Milk River Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the health centre – 517 Centre Ave. NE
Oct. 30 and Nov. 20 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Raymond Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the senior centre – 55E 100 N
Oct. 13 and Nov. 16 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 18, 27 and Nov. 1 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.

68.4 per cent or 6,178 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 58.1 per cent or 5,241 people are fully immunized

County of Warner's 662 cases to date are 3.2 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Warner has a recovery rate of 90.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.5 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Lethbridge County

16 new case(s) — 1,756 pandemic total

170 active cases
* High of fourth wave is 182. Third-wave high was 187.

12 new recoveries — 1,571 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 15 pandemic total

661.8 active cases per 100,000 population

Coaldale Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the health centre – 2100 11th Street
Oct. 13, 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 vaccine available at the community/senior centre – 607 Hwy Ave. N
Oct. 12 and Nov. 2 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 and Nov. 24 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.

67.2 per cent or 13,830 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 58.8 per cent or 12,113 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge County's 1,756 cases to date are 8.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge County has a recovery rate of 89.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale since Sept. 23
• Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte since Oct. 8



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MD of Taber

0 new case(s) — 1,108 pandemic total

145 active cases
* Highest of fourth wave is 210. Third-wave high was 64.

12 new recoveries — 952 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 11 pandemic total

762.2 active cases per 100,000 population

Taber Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the health centre – 4326 50 Ave.
Oct. 13, 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.

55.4 per cent or 8,372 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 47.5 per cent or 7,182 people are fully immunized

MD of Taber's 1,108 cases to date are 5.4 per cent of the south-zone total.

The MD of Taber has a recovery rate of 85.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Good Samaritan Society - Linden View since August 31



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Lethbridge

26 new case(s) — 6,385 pandemic total

460 active cases
* Second highest in zone, fifth highest in province
* Highest in fourth wave is 487. Third-wave high was 462.

27 new recoveries — 5,878 pandemic total

1 new death(s) — 47 pandemic total

457.0 active cases per 100,000 population

Lethbridge Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines available at Exhibition Park – 3401 Parkside Dr. S
Oct. 13, 14, 15, 16 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, 22, 27, 29 and 30 – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 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.

In Lethbridge West, 91.1 per cent or 29,240 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 83 per cent or 26,637

In Lethbridge North, 85.9 per cent or 20,728 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 76.4 per cent or 18,445

In Lethbridge South, 85.3 per cent or 26,113 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 77.9 per cent or 23,838

Lethbridge's 6,385 cases to date are 30.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge has a recovery rate of 92.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Chinook Regional Hospital – An outbreak was declared Oct. 3 on one unit. One healthcare worker has tested positive for Covid-19.
• Good Samaritan Society - Park Meadows Village since September 6
• Elim Village since Oct. 8
• Legacy Lodge since Oct. 8
• St. Therese Villa since oct. 8



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Brooks

8 new case(s) — 2,029 pandemic total

157 active cases
* Highest of fourth wave is 179. Third-wave high was 58.

15 new recoveries — 1,852 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 20 pandemic total

805.3 active cases per 100,000 population

Brooks Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the Kinsmen hall – 1 Ave. E
Oct. 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 30, Nov. 5, 13, 16 and 23 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 73.9 per cent or 17,061 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 62 per cent or 14,329

Brooks' 2,029 cases to date are 9.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Brooks has a recovery rate of 91.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Agecare Sunrise Gardens since Oct. 5
• Newbrook Lodge since Sept. 16
• Brooks Health Centre – An outbreak was declared on one unit on Sept. 24. Two patients and eight healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid.


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County of Newell

2 new case(s) — 418 pandemic total

44 active cases
* Fourth-wave high is 59. Third-wave high was 33.

5 new recoveries — 369 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 5 pandemic total

550.1 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 73.9 per cent or 17,061 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 62 per cent or 14,329

County of Newell's 418 cases to date are 2.0 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Newell has a recovery rate of 88.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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County of Forty Mile

1 new case(s) — 301 pandemic total

61 active cases
* High of fourth wave is 79. Third-wave high was 10.

6 new recoveries — 235 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 5 pandemic total

951.8 active cases per 100,000 population

48.1 per cent or 2,376 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 40.4 per cent or 1,996 people are fully immunized

County of Forty Mile's 301 cases to date are 1.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Forty Mile has a recovery rate of 78.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Alfred Egan Home in Bow Island since Oct. 8
• Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island since Sept. 23


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Cypress County

4 new case(s) — 791 pandemic total

73 active cases
* Fourth-wave high is 124. Third-wave high was 35.

7 new recoveries — 712 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

646.1 active cases per 100,000 population

73.3 per cent or 7,034 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 62.6 per cent or 6,011 people are fully immunized

Cypress County's 791 cases to date are 3.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cypress County has a recovery rate of 90.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Medicine Hat

24 new case(s) — 4,141 pandemic total

487 active cases
* Highest in south zone, fourth highest in Alberta
* Fourth-wave high is 696. Third-wave high was 239.

63 new recoveries — 3,590 pandemic total

1 new death(s) — 64 pandemic total
Two of 16 Covid-related deaths reported today are in the south zone — the deceased are a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, one from Lethbridge and the other from Medicine Hat. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.

715.0 active cases per 100,000 population

Medicine Hat Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines available at Higdon Hall – 2055 21 Ave. SE
Oct. 12, 13, Nov. 1, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 18, 21, 26, 28, 29, 30 – 12 to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


81.3 per cent or 48,101 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 71.4 per cent or 42,217 people are fully immunized

Medicine Hat's 4,141 cases to date are 20.1 per cent of the south-zone total.

Medicine Hat has a recovery rate of 86.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.5 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Chinook Village
• Cypress View Foundation since August 31
• Good Samaritan Society - South Ridge Village since September 6
• Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit has been on outbreak since Sept. 20. Three patients and six healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19.
• Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – One unit has been on outbreak since Sept. 28. Five patients have tested positive for Covid-19.
• Moduline since September 9
• Nature's Way Learning Centre since Sept. 16
• River Ridge Seniors Village
• Salvation Army Shelter since September 14
• South Country Village
• The Valleyview since Oct. 5
• The Wellington since Oct. 8



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Oyen Area

0 new case(s) — 178 pandemic total

26 active cases
* Fourth-wave high is 32. Third-wave high was 22.

1 new recoveries — 148 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 4 pandemic total

745.9 active cases per 100,000 population

69.4 per cent or 2,063 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 58.6 per cent or 1,742 people are fully immunized

Oyen Walk-in Vaccination Clinics:
Pfizer vaccine available at the community health office – 315 3 Ave. E
Oct. 12, 23 and Nov. 16 – 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 12, 23, Nov. 3 and 16 – 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Oyen Area's 178 cases to date are 0.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

The Oyen area has a recovery rate of 83.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 2.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Hanna Health Centre - Facility Living since September 14

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. 7 and were updated Oct. 8, 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.

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.

"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."