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Record-breaking Covid highs continue

Thursday, 13 January 2022. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Record-breaking Covid highs continue
Record-breaking Covid highs continue
 
Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison


In today's press conference, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, relayed that outbreak reporting will change, effective tomorrow.

Outbreaks in high-risk settings such as acute-care centres, long-term care settings and supportive and congregate-living facilities will continue to be publicly reported, while other outbreaks, such as those in business or community centres, will no longer be available.
 
Fort Macleod and the County of Warner saw a decrease in active cases yesterday while many other areas in the south zone again broke record highs.
 
One of eight Covid-related deaths reported today was in the south zone, a Lethbridge male in his 90s.
 
REMINDER: Case numbers presented in these daily statistics include only lab-confirmed positive tests and estimates of actual case numbers are much higher.
 
"While our case data is a smaller proportion of all cases in the community than it was before, it can still show us trends in transmission from this point onward," said Dr. Hinshaw.

"We still have acute care admission data that will be similar in proportion to previous waves. We also have wastewater data that can show community trends independent of testing access."
 
She also advised that PCR testing eligibility announced Monday has been modified to include pregnant women with Covid-19 symptoms and that the assessment tool for children and youth has been updated and is available at www.ahs.ca/covidscreen.

"Please remember, if your child has any of the core symptoms of Covid-19 such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of sense of smell or taste, you should assume they have Covid-19 and they’re legally required to isolate," Dr. Hinshaw said.

"Anyone who is feeling ill must stay home and away from others for 5 or 10 days depending on their immunization status, or until symptoms improve, whichever is longer."
 
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms — new onset of cough or worsening chronic cough, fever, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny, nose, sore throat, loss of sense of taste or smell — should use the online assessment tool before calling 811. It can be accessed at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17260.aspx
 
If you have symptoms, you are legally required to isolate. If you are unvaccinated, the mandatory isolation time is 10 days or until symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer. If you are fully immunized, the mandatory isolation time is five days or until symptoms are fully resolved, whichever is longer.
 
Most recover without special treatment and can manage mild symptoms at home. An online self-care guide is available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17824.aspx.
 
See your family doctor if you have a fever higher than 39 degrees for three days, return of cough after being cough free, increasing shortness of breath or shortness of breath at rest, inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing, signs of dehydration (passing little urine or feeling lightheaded), or chronic conditions you are having difficulty managing because of Covid.
 
If you are symptomatic and test negative, continue to stay at home and away from other people until the symptoms get better.
 
 
 
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Provincial Update — Jan. 12, 2022
 
Reported Jan. 13, 2022
 
6,010 new cases
 
62,733 active cases
61,229 last reported, change of 1,504
 
40.9 % positivity rate
14,347 tested
 
4,498 new recoveries
 
786 hospitalized
748 last reported, change of 38
 
79 admitted to ICU
82 last reported, change of -3
 
8 deaths since last update
 
1,250 new variant cases identified
Omicron – 1,234
Delta – 16
Other – 0
 
 
430,332 total cases – 62,733 active, 364,224 recovered and 3,375 deaths
 
Active cases — 18 % unvaccinated, 1 % partially vaccinated and 81 % fully vaccinated
 
Hospitalized — 37 % are unvaccinated and 63 % are partially or fully vaccinated
 
ICU — 68 % are unvaccinated and 32 % are partially or fully vaccinated
 
 
9.7 % of the province's population are confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
 
The provincial recovery rate is 84.6 % and the mortality rate is 0.8 % .
 
 
 
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Total pandemic cases by age, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths:
 
Under 1 year – 2,625
0.6 % of all cases
138 hospitalizations ( 0.8 %)
26 ICU admissions ( 0.8 %)
0 deaths ( 0.0 %)
 
1 to 4 years – 15,632
3.6 % of all cases
109 hospitalizations ( 0.7 %)
14 ICU admissions ( 0.5 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)
 
5 to 9 years – 25,915
6.0 % of all cases
65 hospitalizations ( 0.4 %)
18 ICU admissions ( 0.6 %)
1 death ( 0.0 %)
 
10 to 19 years – 57,286
13.3 % of all cases
277 hospitalizations ( 1.7 %)
37 ICU admissions ( 1.2 %)
2 deaths ( 0.1 %)
 
20 to 29 years – 79,155
18.4 % of all cases
941 hospitalizations ( 5.7 %)
120 ICU admissions ( 3.9 %)
16 deaths ( 0.5 %)
 
30 to 39 years – 83,924
19.5 % of all cases
1,683 hospitalizations ( 10.2 %)
256 ICU admissions ( 8.3 %)
36 deaths ( 1.1 %)
 
40 to 49 years – 68,440
15.9 % of all cases
1,979 hospitalizations ( 12.0 %)
427 ICU admissions ( 13.8 %)
85 deaths ( 2.5 %)
 
50 to 59 years – 47,671
11.1 % of all cases
2,714 hospitalizations ( 16.4 %)
712 ICU admissions ( 23.0 %)
214 deaths ( 6.3 %)
 
60 to 69 years – 27,349
6.4 % of all cases
2,954 hospitalizations ( 17.9 %)
813 ICU admissions ( 26.3 %)
462 deaths ( 13.7 %)
 
70 to 79 years – 11,844
2.8 % of all cases
2,727 hospitalizations ( 16.5 %)
537 ICU admissions ( 17.4 %)
783 deaths ( 23.2 %)
 
80+ years – 10,192
2.4 % of all cases
2,929 hospitalizations ( 17.7 %)
130 ICU admissions ( 4.2 %)
1,772 deaths ( 52.5 %)
 
 
 
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Active cases by age:
 
Under 1 year – 417 ( 0.7 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 1,683 ( 2.7 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 2,551 ( 4.1 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 6,928 ( 11.0 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 13,072 ( 20.8 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 12,951 ( 20.6 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 11,613 ( 18.5 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 7,653 ( 12.2 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 3,402 ( 5.4 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 1,288 ( 2.1 % )
 
80+ years – 1,171 ( 1.9 % )
 
 
Highest number of active cases in Wave 5 is 62,733 reported for Jan. 12, 2022.
 
 
 
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Alberta new case details
 
South zone – 306
Calgary zone – 2,599
Edmonton zone – 2,287
Central zone – 491
North zone – 309
Unknown – 18
Total – 6,010
 
41,377 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta in the past week, an average of 5,911 per day.
 
6,789 new cases reported Jan. 11 is the highest number of cases reported for a single day in the 5th wave and since the start of the pandemic.
 
 
 
South zone positivity – 33.9 %
Calgary zone positivity – 45.8 %
Edmonton zone positivity – 33.4 %
Central zone positivity – 40.6 %
North zone positivity – 36.4 %
 
Alberta positivity – 40.9 %
Alberta positivity over 7 days – 39.1 %
 
The highest positivity of the pandemic, reported in Wave 5, is 41.2 % on Jan. 7. 2022.
 
 
 
R values for Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022
 
Alberta – 1.35
Edmonton zone – 1.30
Calgary zone – 1.34
Rest of Alberta – 1.54
 
The highest transmission so far in Alberta was reported the week of July 19 to 25, 2021, with a rate of 1.48 .
 
The highest transmission so far in rural Alberta was reported the week of Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022, with a rate of 1.54 .
 
 
 
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Alberta hospitalization details
 
South zone – 31 ( 3.9 % )
29 last reported, change of 2
 
Calgary zone – 324 ( 41.2 % )
304 last reported, change of 20
 
Edmonton zone – 282 ( 35.9 % )
264 last reported, change of 18
 
Central zone – 81 ( 10.3 % )
81 last reported, change of 0
 
North zone – 68 ( 8.7 % )
70 last reported, change of -2
 
Unknown 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 786
 
 
Unvaccinated – 37 %
Partially vaccinated – 4 %
Fully vaccinated – 59 %
 
 
 
Percent of active cases requiring hospital treatment:
 
South zone – 1.1
Calgary zone – 1.1
Edmonton zone – 1.2
Central zone – 2.2
North zone – 2.3
 
The highest number of Albertans requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 was 1,101 reported on Oct. 7, 2021.
 
 
 
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Pandemic hospitalizations by age:
 
16,522 Albertans hospitalized to date
 
Under 1 year – 138 ( 0.8 % )
 
1 to 4 years – 109 ( 0.7 % )
 
5 to 9 years – 65 ( 0.4 % )
 
10 to 19 years – 277 ( 1.7 % )
 
20 to 29 years – 941 ( 5.7 % )
 
30 to 39 years – 1,683 ( 10.2 % )
 
40 to 49 years – 1,979 ( 12.0 % )
 
50 to 59 years – 2,714 ( 16.4 % )
 
60 to 69 years – 2,954 ( 17.9 % )
 
70 to 79 years – 2,727 ( 16.5 % )
 
80+ years – 2,929 ( 17.7 % )
 
 
 
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Alberta ICU details
 
South zone – 3 ( 3.8 % )
4 last reported, change of -1
 
Calgary zone – 32 ( 40.5 % )
34 last reported, change of -2
 
Edmonton zone – 32 ( 40.5 % )
32 last reported, change of 0
 
Central zone – 7 ( 8.9 % )
7 last reported, change of 0
 
North zone – 5 ( 6.3 % )
5 last reported, change of 0
 
Unknown – 0 ( 0.0 % )
0 last reported, change of 0
 
Total – 79
 
 
Of individuals currently admitted to ICU, 68 % are unvaccinated and 32 % are partially or fully vaccinated.
 
 
194 Albertans are currently admitted to intensive care units and 79 of these are Covid patients.
 
68 surge beds have been added to increase ICU capacity from 173 to 241 as of Jan. 12, 2022.
 
Baseline capacity is at 112 % and 80 % of the total ICU beds available are full.
 
 
 
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Percent of hospitalized cases requiring ICU admission:
 
South zone – 10
Calgary zone – 10
Edmonton zone – 11
Central zone – 9
North zone – 7
 
 
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 – 29 admissions
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 29 years – 72 admissions
86.1 % unvaccinated
2.8 % partially vaccinated
11.1 % fully vaccinated
 
30 to 39 years – 107 admissions
88.8 % unvaccinated
2.8 % partially vaccinated
8.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 49 years – 169 admissions
85.2 % unvaccinated
4.7 % partially vaccinated
10.1 % fully vaccinated
 
50 to 59 years – 259 admissions
87.3 % unvaccinated
1.9 % partially vaccinated
10.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 69 years – 292 admissions
78.1 % unvaccinated
3.1 % partially vaccinated
18.8 % fully vaccinated
 
70 to 79 years – 203 admissions
71.4 % unvaccinated
4.4 % partially vaccinated
24.1 % fully vaccinated
 
80+ years – 34 admissions
58.8 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
41.2 % fully vaccinated
 
1,165 individuals were admitted to ICU in the past 120 days.
 
 
 
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Pandemic ICU admissions by age:
 
Under one year – 26
 
1 to 4 years – 14
 
5 to 9 years – 18
 
10 to 19 years – 37
 
20 to 29 years – 120
 
30 to 39 years – 256
 
40 to 49 years – 427
 
50 to 59 years – 712
 
60 to 69 years – 813
 
70 to 79 years – 537
 
80+ years – 130
 
Total – 3,090
 
 
 
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Alberta Covid-related death details
 
8 Covid-related deaths have been reported since the last update, with the dates of death spanning from Jan. 11 and 12
 
South zone – 1
Calgary zone – 2
Edmonton zone – 4
Central zone – 0
North zone – 1
 
 
 
Vaccination status of Covid-related deaths in past 120 days:
 
Under 12 years – 2 deaths
100.0 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
0.0 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 29 years – 8 deaths
87.5 % unvaccinated
0.0 % partially vaccinated
12.5 % fully vaccinated
 
30 to 39 years – 19 deaths
89.5 % unvaccinated
5.3 % partially vaccinated
5.3 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 49 years – 32 deaths
68.8 % unvaccinated
3.1 % partially vaccinated
28.1 % fully vaccinated
 
50 to 59 years – 87 deaths
88.5 % unvaccinated
2.3 % partially vaccinated
9.2 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 69 years – 133 deaths
78.2 % unvaccinated
5.3 % partially vaccinated
16.5 % fully vaccinated
 
70 to 79 years – 251 deaths
70.1 % unvaccinated
4.0 % partially vaccinated
25.9 % fully vaccinated
 
80+ years – 335 deaths
48.1 % unvaccinated
4.8 % partially vaccinated
47.2 % fully vaccinated
 
The province has a recovery rate of 84.6 % and a mortality rate of 0.8 %.
 
 
 
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Total pandemic deaths by age group:
 
Under 1 year – 0
 
1 to 4 years – 1
 
5 to 9 years – 1
 
10 to 12 years – 2
 
12 to 29 years – 16
 
30 to 39 years – 36
 
40 to 49 years – 85
 
50 to 59 years – 214
 
60 to 69 years – 462
 
70 to 79 years – 783
 
80+ years – 1,772
 
 
 
Total pandemic deaths by zone:
 
South zone – 296 ( 8.8 % )
 
Calgary zone – 890 ( 26.4 % )
 
Edmonton zone – 1,348 ( 39.9 % )
 
Central zone – 422 ( 12.5 % )
 
North zone – 419 ( 12.4 % )
 
Alberta total – 3,375
 
 
 
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Provincial vaccination data:
 
To date, 7,981,543 vaccinations have been administered, an increase of 26,840 since the last update.
 
2,827 of new vaccinations were first doses, 2,200 were second doses and 21,813 were third doses.
 
So far, 3,529,021 first doses have been administered, 3,234,328 second doses and 1,218,194 third doses.
 
89.7 %  of vaccine-eligible Albertans are partially vaccinated and 85.7 % are fully immunized.
 
There have been 2,259 adverse reactions — about 2.8 in 10,000.
 
1,458 reactions were to Pfizer, 572 to Moderna and 214 to AstraZeneca.
 
 
 
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South Zone Summary for Jan. 12, 2022
 
Reported Jan. 13, 2022
 
306 new cases
 
2,795 active cases
2,628 last reported, change of 167
4.5 % of Alberta total
 
33.9 % positivity rate within 899 tests
32.9 % average over 7 days
 
138 new recoveries
 
31 hospitalized
29 last reported, change of 2
3.9 % of Alberta hospitalizations
1.1 % of active cases are hospitalized
 
3 admitted to ICU
4 last reported, change of -1
3.8 % of Alberta ICU admissions
9.7 % of hospitalized are in ICU
 
1 death
Today's update includes one Covid-related death in the south zone, a Lethbridge male in his 90s. Condolences are extended to family members and friends.
 
 
26,984 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the south zone since March 2020.
This is 6.3 % of the provincial total.
 
1,799 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 257 new cases per day.
 
23,893 have recovered, for a rate of 88.5 %.
 
296 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
83.0 % of vaccine-eligible individuals in the south zone are partially vaccinated, while 79.7 % are fully immunized.
 
 
 
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Community outbreaks
 
As of the most recent update, there are 11 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 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
 
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
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre – Jan. 12
Three healthcare workers (an increase of two since last reported) have tested positive.
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 4
Eight patients (a decrease of one since last reported due to further investigation) and three healthcare workers (no change since last reported) have tested positive.
One patient death is associated with this outbreak
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 12
Two patients have tested positive on a second unit.
 
 
Long-term-care facility outbreaks
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre Long Term Care – Jan. 11
 
Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
South Country Village in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
St. Michael's Health Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
 
Supportive-living facility outbreaks
 
Adaptacare in Lethbridge – Jan. 7
 
AgeCare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks – Jan. 11
 
Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek – Jan. 7
 
Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat – Jan. 7
 
 
 
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Pincher Creek Area
 
16 new cases
 
103 active cases
96 last reported, change of 7
3.7 % of zone active
 
9 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.
 
791 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 9.5 % of the local population and 2.9 % of the zone total.
 
677 have recovered, for a rate of 85.6 %.
 
11 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
58 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 8 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Jan. 5, 2022,
 
Peak active case numbers are 103 reported on Jan. 5, 2022, 65 in the fourth wave, 20 in the third wave, 42 in the second wave and 13 in the first.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
Good Samaritan Vista Village – Jan. 7
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
86.1 % partially vaccinated
82.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
76.9 % partially vaccinated
71.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
96.6 % partially vaccinated
96.2 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
90.8 % partially vaccinated
89.6 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
85.3 % partially vaccinated
82.9 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
80.5 % partially vaccinated
89.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
81.3 % partially vaccinated
73.9 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
38.2 % partially vaccinated
2.8 % 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

 
3 new cases
 
46 active cases
44 last reported, change of 2
1.6 % of zone active
 
1 new recovery
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Crowsnest was reported on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
 
38 new cases were reported in the past week for an average of 5.4 per day.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 7 on April 16 and Jan. 29, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 46 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 27 in the fourth wave, 22 in the third wave, 7 in the second wave and 2 in the first.
 
 
237 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.8 % of the local population and 0.9 % of the zone total.
 
189 have recovered, for a rate of 79.7 %.
 
2 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.8 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre – Jan. 12
Three healthcare workers (an increase of two since last reported) have tested positive.
 
Crowsnest Pass Health Centre Long Term Care – Jan. 11
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
79.9 % partially vaccinated
77.0 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
76.9 % partially vaccinated
71.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.2 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
89.4 % partially vaccinated
87.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
78.7 % partially vaccinated
76.8 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
69.4 % partially vaccinated
63.8 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
69.2 % partially vaccinated
64.7 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
35.8 % partially vaccinatted
3.4 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Fort Macleod
 
1 new case
 
48 active cases
52 last reported, change of -4
1.7 % of zone active
 
5 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.
 
Peak active case numbers are 52 reported on Jan. 11, 2022, 59 in the fourth wave, and 84 cases reported three times in the third wave.
 
 
630 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 9.2 % of the local population and 2.3 % of the zone total.
 
575 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.
 
7 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
70.0 % partially vaccinated
67.2 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
64.2 % partially vaccinated
60.0 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
87.9 % partially vaccinated
85.4 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
84.0 % partially vaccinated
82.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
72.8 % partially vaccinated
69.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
57.8 % partially vaccinated
54.5 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
56.1 % partially vaccinated
52.6 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
16.8 % partially vaccinated
1.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Waterton (ID No. 4)
 
 
0 new cases
 
0 active cases
0 last reported, change of 0
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.
 
Peak active case number is 4 reported on May 27, 2021.
 
 
8 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 4.9 % of the local population and 0.03 % of the zone total.
 
8 have recovered, for a rate of 100.0 %.
 
0 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.0 % mortality rate.
 
 
Community vaccination status:
 
Vaccination statistics for Waterton are included with Cardston County.
 
 
 
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Cardston County
 
19 new cases
 
165 active cases
154 last reported, change of 11
5.9 % of zone active
 
8 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Cardston County was reported on Nov. 26, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 31 on Sept. 16, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 165 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 184 in the fourth wave, and 79 cases reported twice in the third wave.
 
 
2,064 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 12.6 % of the local population and 7.6 % of the zone total.
 
1859 have recovered, for a rate of 90.1 %.
 
40 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.9 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Vaccination statistics for Cardston County include Waterton (ID No. 4) residents.
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
85.4 % partially vaccinated
80.7 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
78.3 % partially vaccinated
70.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.3 % partially vaccinated
87.7 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
89.7 % partially vaccinated
89.8 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
87.4 % partially vaccinated
83.5 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
80.4 % partially vaccinated
73.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
84.7 % partially vaccinated
76.3 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
29.3 % partially vaccinated
3.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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County of Warner
 
2 new cases
 
53 active cases
55 last reported, change of -2
1.9 % of zone active
 
4 new recoveries
 
0 new death
The last Covid-related death in the County of Warner was reported on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
Dec. 21, 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 11 on Jan. 5 & 6, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 55 reported on Jan. 11, 2022, 79 in the fourth wave, and 130 cases reported in the third.
 
 
862 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.8 % of the local population and 3.2 % of the zone total.
 
804 have recovered, for a rate of 93.3 %.
 
5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
74.3 % partially vaccinated
70.1 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
67.6 % partially vaccinated
61.8 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
87.4 % partially vaccinated
88.0 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
88.6 % partially vaccinated
85.8 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
77.8 % partially vaccinated
73.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
64.4 % partially vaccinated
58.6 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
62.1 % partially vaccinated
56.5 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
19.6 % partially vaccinated
2.5 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Lethbridge County
 
6 new cases
 
116 active cases
115 last reported, change of 1
4.2 % of zone active
 
5 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in Lethbridge County was reported on Nov. 29, 2021.
 
The highest number of new cases reported in a single day was 24 on Sept. 22, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 116 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 182 in the fourth wave, and 187 cases reported in the third.
 
 
2,180 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.5 % of the local population and 8.1 % of the zone total.
 
2,044 have recovered, for a rate of 93.8 %.
 
20 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.9 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
71.6 % partially vaccinated
68.8 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
65.1 % partially vaccinated
60.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.0 % partially vaccinated
89.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
87.9 % partially vaccinated
87.9 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
76.9 % partially vaccinated
73.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
63.4 % partially vaccinated
59.6 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
54.5 % partially vaccinated
50.8 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
21.3 % partially vaccinated
2.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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MD of Taber
 
7 new cases
 
71 active cases
70 last reported, change of 1
2.5 % of zone active
 
6 new recoveries
 
0 new deaths
The last Covid-related death in the MD of Taber was reported on Dec. 15, 2021.
 
Dec. 22, 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 27 on Sept. 8, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 71 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 210 in the fourth wave, and 64 cases reported in the third.
 
 
1,400 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.4 % of the local population and 5.2 % of the zone total.
 
1,311 have recovered, for a rate of 93.6 %.
 
18 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
61.5 % partially vaccinated
58.9 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
55.2 % partially vaccinated
51.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.8 % partially vaccinated
88.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
84.3 % partially vaccinated
83.3 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
69.9 % partially vaccinated
66.6 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
49.3 % partially vaccinated
46.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
42.0 % partially vaccinated
39.5 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 19 years
14.4 % partially vaccinated
2.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Lethbridge
 
 
114 new cases
 
1,243 active cases
1,186 last reported, change of 57
44.5 % of zone active
 
56 new recoveries
 
1 new death
Today's update includes the death of 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 139 on Jan. 11, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 1,243 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 487 in the fourth wave, and 462 in the third.
 
 
8,846 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.8 % of the local population and 32.8 % of the zone total.
 
7,537 have recovered, for a rate of 85.2 %.
 
66 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.7 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 4
Eight patients (a decrease of one since last reported due to further investigation) and three healthcare workers (no change since last reported) have tested positive.
One patient death is associated with this outbreak.
 
Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge – Jan. 12
Two patients have tested positive on a second unit.
 
Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
St. Michael's Health Centre in Lethbridge – Jan. 11
 
Adaptacare in Lethbridge – Jan. 7
 
 
 
Lethbridge south vaccination status
 
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
89.4 % partially vaccinated
86.6 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
86.1 % partially vaccinated
80.8 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
94.8 % partially vaccinated
94.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
94.5 % partially vaccinated
93.6 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
90.2 % partially vaccinated
87.1 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
83.5 % partially vaccinated
78.4 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
87.4 % partially vaccinated
84.3 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
41.4 % partially vaccinated
3.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Lethbridge north vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
89.8 % partially vaccinated
86.4 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
85.4 % partially vaccinated
79.6 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
95.8 % partially vaccinated
94.7 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
98.1 % partially vaccinated
96.5 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
90.1 % partially vaccinated
86.9 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
84.7 % partially vaccinated
80.5 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
86.7 % partially vaccinated
79.9 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
35.9 % partially vaccinated
4.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Lethbridge west vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
94.0 % partially vaccinated
91.2 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
90.0 % partially vaccinated
82.7 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
100.0 % partially vaccinated
99.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
99.0 % partially vaccinated
98.3 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
94.7 % partially vaccinated
93.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
91.0 % partially vaccinated
87.1 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
94.2 % partially vaccinated
88.7 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
53.4 % partially vaccinated
5.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Brooks
 
43 new cases
 
156 active cases
117 last reported, change of 39
5.6 % of zone active
 
4 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 was 43 on Jan. 12, 2022.
 
Peak active case numbers are 156 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 179 in the fourth wave, and 58 in the third.
 
 
2,280 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 11.7 % of the local population and 8.4 % of the zone total.
 
2,100 have recovered, for a rate of 91.3 %.
 
24 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.1 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
AgeCare Sunrise Gardens in Brooks – Jan. 11
 
 
 
Community vaccination status (Brooks is included with the County of Newell)

 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
81.7 % partially vaccinated
77.1 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
74.7 % partially vaccinated
69.1 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
90.7 % partially vaccinated
90.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
92.9 % partially vaccinated
91.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
84.5 % partially vaccinated
81.2 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
76.1 % partially vaccinated
70.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
73.5 % partially vaccinated
65.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
17.3 % partially vaccinated
2.0 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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County of Newell
 
6 new cases
 
20 active cases
16 last reported, change of 4
0.7 % of zone active
 
2 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, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 20 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 59 in the fourth wave, and 33 in the third.
 
 
528 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 7.0 % of the local population and 2.1 % of the zone total.
 
528 have recovered, for a rate of 95.0 %.
 
8 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status (County of Newell includes Brooks)
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
81.7 % partially vaccinated
77.1 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
74.7 % partially vaccinated
69.1 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
90.7 % partially vaccinated
90.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
92.9 % partially vaccinated
91.2 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
84.5 % partially vaccinated
81.2 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
76.1 % partially vaccinated
70.2 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
73.5 % partially vaccinated
65.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
17.3 % partially vaccinated
2.0 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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County of Forty Mile
 
2 new cases
 
22 active cases
21 last reported, change of 1
0.8 % of zone active
 
1 new recovery
 
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, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 23 reported on Jan. 9, 2022, 79 in the fourth wave, and 10 in the third.
 
 
372 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 5.8 % of the local population and 1.4 % of the zone total.
 
345 have recovered, for a rate of 92.7 %.
 
5 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.3 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
55.0 % partially vaccinated
51.7 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
48.0 % partially vaccinated
44.5 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
84.4 % partially vaccinated
81.8 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
77.3 % partially vaccinated
74.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
60.2 % partially vaccinated
57.5 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
45.2 % partially vaccinated
41.4 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
33.5 % partially vaccinated
29.9 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
6.2 % partially vaccinated
1.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Cypress County
 
8 new cases
 
67 active cases
63 last reported, change of 4
2.4 % of zone active
 
4 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. 15, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 67 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 124 in the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
959 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 3.6 % of the local population and 3.6 % of the zone total.
 
886 have recovered, for a rate of 92.4 %.
 
6 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 0.6 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
79.5 % partially vaccinated
76.5 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
74.0 % partially vaccinated
69.1 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
85.4 % partially vaccinated
85.2 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
87.0 % partially vaccinated
85.4 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
83.1 % partially vaccinated
80.2 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
73.1 % partially vaccinated
70.1 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
70.8 % partially vaccinated
64.8 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
24.4 % partially vaccinated
3.3 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Medicine Hat
 
78 new cases
 
664 active cases
618 last reported, change of 46
23.8 % of zone active
 
32 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, 2021,
 
Peak active case numbers are 664 reported on Jan. 12, 2022, 696 in the fourth wave, and 35 in the third.
 
 
5,480 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 8.0 % of the local population and 20.3 % of the zone total.
 
4,738 have recovered, for a rate of 86.5 %.
 
78 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.4 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:
 
South Country Village in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
Masterpiece River Ridge in Medicine Hat – Jan. 11
 
Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat – Jan. 7
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
86.0 % partially vaccinated
82.8 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
81.5 % partially vaccinated
76.0 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
94.6 % partially vaccinated
93.1 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
94.0 % partially vaccinated
92.8 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
85.9 % partially vaccinated
82.7 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
79.4 % partially vaccinated
74.6 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
81.8 % partially vaccinated
77.0 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
33.6 % partially vaccinated
4.2 % fully vaccinated
 
 
 
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Oyen Area
 
1 new case
 
7 active cases
7 last reported, change of 0
0.3 % of zone active
 
1 new recovery
 
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, 2021.
 
Peak active case numbers are 7 reported on Jan. 11 & 12, 2022, 32 in the fourth wave, and 22 in the third.
 
 
224 cases have been confirmed since March 2020, which is 6.4 % of the local population and 1,011.0 % of the zone total.
 
213 have recovered, for a rate of 95.1 %.
 
4 deaths have been linked to Covid-19, for a 1.8 % mortality rate.
 
 
 
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Outbreaks:

 
None reported
 
 
 
Community vaccination status
 
Residents aged 12 and over:
 
74.7 % partially vaccinated
71.6 % fully vaccinated
 
Residents aged 5 and over:
 
68.7 % partially vaccinated
64.9 % fully vaccinated
 
 
75+ years
89.4 % partially vaccinated
89.4 % fully vaccinated
 
60 to 74 years
87.8 % partially vaccinated
85.6 % fully vaccinated
 
40 to 59 years
73.3 % partially vaccinated
69.4 % fully vaccinated
 
20 to 39 years
63.9 % partially vaccinated
60.3 % fully vaccinated
 
12 to 19 years
60.4 % partially vaccinated
56.2 % fully vaccinated
 
5 to 11 years
12.9 % partially vaccinated
1.9 % 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 Jan. 12, 2022 and were updated Jan. 13, 2022
 
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