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Sept. 10 south-zone Covid-19 update

Friday, 10 September 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Sept. 10 south-zone Covid-19 update
South-zone hospitalizations drop slightly,
ICU unchanged


Covid-19 Update
By Shannon Robison

South-zone hospitalizations decreased yesterday to 75, while ICU admissions remain at 21.

Ten new Covid-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, affecting all zones in Alberta. Three women and seven men passed away, ranging in age from 60s to 90s. All but one death included pre-existing conditions.

Alberta Health Services announced this afternoon that the Campbell Clinic South and Family Medical Centre labs in Lethbridge will be temporarily closed, effective Monday, due to staffing shortages.

Patients with existing appointments have been contacted and rebooked. These locations will be reopened as soon as possible.

Patients requiring lab services can find walk-in service (appointments preferred) at the Lethbridge Community Lab at Chinook Regional Hospital, and by appointment only at the Bigelow Fowler Clinics south and west. Appointments can be booked online at www.APLappointments.ca or by calling 1-833-572-0577.


The outbreak at the Cardston Health Centre has been declared over by AHS.

The largest increase in active cases today is seen in the 10 to 19 age group, followed closely by those 30 to 39.

Active cases broken down by age group:
99 – under one year – increase of 0
574 – 1 to 4 years – increase of 11
1,011 – 5 to 9 years – increase of 22
2,150 – 10 to 19 years – increase of 68
3,226 – 20 to 29 years – increase of 4
3,195 – 30 to 39 years – increase of 64
2,324 – 40 to 49 years – increase of 17
1,583 – 50 to 59 years – increase of 28
1,073 – 60 to 69 years – increase of 46
588 – 70 to 79 years – increase of 12
441 – 80+ years – increase of 16

As of September 9 there are 1,534,939 cases of Covid-19 across Canada, an increase of 4,129

35.7 per cent of new Canadian cases yesterday were in Alberta.

To date, 6.0 per cent of Albertans are confirmed to have contracted the virus.



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Provincial Update

1,473 new cases — 266,037 total
  • 1,076 unvaccinated – 71.83 per cent
  • 111 partially vaccinated – 7.41 per cent
  • 311 fully vaccinated – 20.76 per cent


16,265 active cases
  • 11,399 unvaccinated – 70.08 per cent
  • 1,199 partially vaccinated – 7.37 per cent
  • 3,667 fully vaccinated – 22.55 per cent


10.9 per cent positivity rate yesterday
  • 13,625 were tested September 9
  • 11.6 per cent average positivity over 7 days


1,175 new recoveries — 247,328 total

7 new hospitalization(s) — 686 total
  • 502 unvaccinated – 73.18 per cent
  • 35 partially vaccinated – 5.1 per cent
  • 149 fully vaccinated – 21.72 per cent


15 new ICU admission(s) — 169 total

10 new death(s) — 2,444 total
  • 758 of 910 ( 83.3 per cent) deaths since Jan. 1, 2021, have been in people who were unvaccinated or were diagnosed with Covid within 14 days of a first vaccination.


616 variant cases have been identified since the last report, for a total of 77,045
  • 616 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 28,082 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 45,860 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 2,923 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 180 total




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266,037 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed in Alberta since March 2020. 9,052 new cases were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 1,293

The province has a recovery rate of 93.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.2 per cent are hospitalized and, of those in hospital, 24.6 per cent are being treated in the ICU.

5,634,146 vaccinations have been administered to date, to those eligible over the age of 12, which means 78.9 per cent have taken at least one dose.

70.9 per cent are fully immunized, a total of 2,664,986 of those eligible.

So far there have been 1426 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.

146,882 of 162,772 ( 90.2 per cent) of those diagnosed with Covid-19 since Jan. 1, 2021, were unvaccinated or diagnosed within 14 days after immunization.

R values for August 30 to September 5
  • Alberta – 1.12
  • Edmonton zone – 1.09
  • Calgary zone – 1.14
  • Rest of Alberta – 1.12




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South Zone Update

132 new case(s) — 16,183 pandemic total

1,669 active cases

11.7 per cent positivity rate
  • 1109 were tested September 9
  • 13.6 per cent average over 7 days


98 new recoveries — 14,348 pandemic total

0 new hospitalization(s) — 75 currently hospitalized

0 new ICU admission(s) — 21 currently in ICU

1 new death(s) — 166 pandemic total
Today's update includes the death of a Medicine Hat man in his 80s. Condolences are extended to his family and friends.

66 variant cases have been confirmed since the last report, bringing the zone total to 5,682
  • 66 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 2,907 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 2,678 total
  • 0 new cases of the Gamma variant — 97 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 0 total

7 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the south zone.

Variants account for at least 1,166 of the zone's active cases, along with 4,468 recoveries and 48 deaths.


70.6 per cent of eligible south zone residents (aged 12 and over) have received a first dose of vaccine and 63.8 per cent are fully immunized.

16,183 cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the south zone since March 2020, which is 6.1 per cent of Alberta's total.

910 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 130 new cases per day.

The zone has a recovery rate of 88.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.5 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 28.0 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Calgary Zone Update

398 new case(s) — 105,276 pandemic total

4,485 active cases

8.1 per cent positivity rate

326 new recoveries — 100,061 pandemic total

8 new hospitalization(s) — 200 currently hospitalized

6 new ICU admission(s) — 49 currently in ICU

4 new death(s) — 730 pandemic total

117 variant cases have been confirmed since the last report, bringing the zone total to 30,170
  • 117 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 9,239 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 20,050 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 802 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 79 total

39 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Calgary zone.

Variants account for at least 3,137 of the zone's active cases, along with 26,931 recoveries and 102 deaths.

105,276 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Calgary zone, which is 39.6 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 95.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.5 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 24.5 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Edmonton Zone Update

405 new case(s) — 87,378 pandemic total

4,814 active cases

9.9 per cent positivity rate

372 new recoveries — 81,430 pandemic total

5 new hospitalization(s) — 233 currently hospitalized

7 new ICU admission(s) — 71 currently in ICU

2 new death(s) — 1,134 pandemic total

245 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 20,869
  • 114 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 8,312 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 11,428 total
  • 0 new cases of the Gamma variant — 1,064 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 65 total

27 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Edmonton zone.

Variants account for at least 3,960 of the zone's active cases, along with 16,779 recoveries and 130 deaths.

87,378 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Edmonton zone, which is 32.8 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 93.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.3 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.8 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 30.5 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Central Zone Update

243 new case(s) — 24,840 pandemic total

2,313 active cases

18.4 per cent positivity rate

141 new recoveries — 22,336 pandemic total

-1 new hospitalization(s) — 101 currently hospitalized

0 new ICU admission(s) — 17 currently in ICU

1 new death(s) — 191 pandemic total

71 new variant cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 8,704
  • 71 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 3,051 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 5,458 total
  • 0 new cases of the Gamma variant — 193 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 2 total

11 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the Central zone.

Variants account for at least 1,641 of the zone's active cases, along with 7,007 recoveries and 56 deaths.

24,840 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Central zone, which is 9.3 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 89.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.4 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 16.8 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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North Zone Update

291 new case(s) — 32,309 pandemic total

2,952 active cases

19.3 per cent positivity rate

237 new recoveries — 29,134 pandemic total

-1 new hospitalization(s) — 77 currently hospitalized

2 new ICU admission(s) — 11 currently in ICU

2 new death(s) — 223 pandemic total

114 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 11,615
  • 114 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 4,568 total
  • 0 new cases(s) of the Alpha variant — 6,246 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Gamma variant — 767 total
  • 0 new case(s) of the Beta variant — 34 total

15 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the North zone.

Variants account for at least 2,208 of the zone's active cases, along with 9,347 recoveries and 60 deaths.

32,309 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the North zone, which is 12.1 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 90.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 2.6 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 14.3 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Pincher Creek Area

8 new case(s) — 442 pandemic total

53 active cases
* Pandemic high

2 new recoveries — 383 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

635.2 active cases per 100,000 population

The Pincher Creek area has added 27 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

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

Pincher Creek Area's 442 cases to date are 2.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 75.2 per cent or 5,394 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 67.5 per cent or 4,844 people are fully immunized

• 93.6 per cent or 734 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 92.4 per cent or 724 people are fully immunized

• 85.5 per cent or 1,458 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 82.6 per cent or 1,410 people are fully immunized

• 73.6 per cent or 1,432 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 67.1 per cent or 1,306 people are fully immunized

• 64.6 per cent or 1,267 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 51.4 per cent or 1,009 people are fully immunized

• 61.6 per cent or 480 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 48.5 per cent or 378 people are fully immunized

Pincher Creek area has a recovery rate of 86.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.4 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None

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 case(s) — 108 pandemic total

13 active cases

0 new recoveries — 94 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 1 pandemic total

207 active cases per 100,000 population

Alberta Health Services has advised that the Crowsnest Pass Laboratory willl be closed to community patients on Monday, Sept. 13, while the lab is relocated to a temporary location, still within Crowsnest Pass Health Centre. Patients can receive lab services in Pincher Creek that day if necessary. The move is to facilitate renovations in the current location.

Crowsnest Pass has added 8 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

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

Crowsnest Pass's 108 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 70.9 per cent or 3,980 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 65.5 per cent or 3,675 people are fully immunized

• 86.6 per cent or 523 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 84.5 per cent or 510 people are fully immunized

• 85 per cent or 1,360 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 81.3 per cent or 1,301 people are fully immunized

• 69 per cent or 1,120 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 63.8 per cent or 1,035 people are fully immunized

• 54.2 per cent or 706 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 45.8 per cent or 597 people are fully immunized

• 52.5 per cent or 255 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 45.7 per cent or 222 people are fully immunized

Crowsnest Pass has a recovery rate of 87.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Fort Macleod

4 new case(s) — 380 pandemic total

49 active cases

1 new recoveries — 325 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

725.7 active cases per 100,000 population

60.3 per cent or 3,350 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.4 per cent or 3,020 people are fully immunized

Fort Macleod's 380 cases to date are 2.3 per cent of the south-zone total.

Fort Macleod has a recovery rate of 85.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.6 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

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, 71.7 per cent or 9,653 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 60.7 per cent or 8,166 people are fully immunized

Waterton's 7 cases to date are 0.04 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

10 new case(s) — 1283 pandemic total

152 active cases

new recoveries — 1109 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 22 pandemic total

925 active cases per 100,000 population
* Second highest in the zone, niinth in the province

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 71.7 per cent or 9,653 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 60.7 per cent or 8,166 people are fully immunized

Cardston County's 1,283 cases to date are 7.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cardston County has a recovery rate of 86.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Cardston Health Centre outbreak was declared over on Sept. 8
• Chinook Lodge since August 23
• Good Samaritan Society – Lee Crest since August 27



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County of Warner

5 new case(s) — 513 pandemic total

31 active cases

1 new recoveries — 479 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 3 pandemic total

279.2 active cases per 100,000 population

60.8 per cent or 5,488 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.3 per cent or 4,814 people are fully immunized

County of Warner's 513 cases to date are 3.2 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Warner has a recovery rate of 93.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Lethbridge County

12 new case(s) — 1,428 pandemic total

102 active cases

3 new recoveries — 1,312 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 14 pandemic total

397.1 active cases per 100,000 population

60.9 per cent or 12,545 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 55.6 per cent or 11,457 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge County's 1,428 cases to date are 8.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge County has a recovery rate of 91.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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MD of Taber

23 new case(s) — 779 pandemic total

160 active cases
* Third highest in the zone

4 new recoveries — 613 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

841.0 active cases per 100,000 population
* Third highest in the zone

49.1 per cent or 7,433 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 44.5 per cent or 6,726 people are fully immunized

MD of Taber's 779 cases to date are 4.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

The MD of Taber has a recovery rate of 78.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Good Samaritan Society - Linden View since August 31
• Clearview Lodge since September 6



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Lethbridge

19 new case(s) — 5,420 pandemic total

284 active cases
* Second highest in zone, eighth highest in province

15 new recoveries — 5,095 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 41 pandemic total

282.2 active cases per 100,000 population

In Lethbridge West, 86 per cent or 27,584 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 78.8 per cent or 25,291 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge North, 79.5 per cent or 19,181 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 72.1 per cent or 17,394 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge South, 80.2 per cent or 24,540 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 74.1 per cent or 22,675 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge's 5,420 cases to date are 33.5 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge has a recovery rate of 94.0 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Elim Village
• Good Samaritan Society - Park Meadows Village since September 6



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Brooks

11 new case(s) — 1,712 pandemic total

100 active cases

7 new recoveries — 1,596 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 16 pandemic total

512.9 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 64.8 per cent or 14,965 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.2 per cent or 13,202 people are fully immunized

Brooks' 1,712 cases to date are 10.6 per cent of the south-zone total.

Brooks has a recovery rate of 93.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Brooks Dynamite Academy since August 31



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County of Newell

4 new case(s) — 312 pandemic total

30 active cases

2 new recoveries — 278 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 4 pandemic total

375.1 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 64.8 per cent or 14,965 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.2 per cent or 13,202 people are fully immunized

County of Newell's 312 cases to date are 1.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Newell has a recovery rate of 89.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.3 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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County of Forty Mile

0 new case(s) — 181 pandemic total

9 active cases

0 new recoveries — 169 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 3 pandemic total

140.4 active cases per 100,000 population

41.6 per cent or 2,055 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 37.1 per cent or 1,832 people are fully immunized

County of Forty Mile's 181 cases to date are 1.1 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Forty Mile has a recovery rate of 93.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Cypress County

1 new case(s) — 580 pandemic total

111 active cases

4 new recoveries — 468 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 1 pandemic total

982 active cases per 100,000 population
* Highest per capita in the zone and seventh highest in the province

65.2 per cent or 6,262 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.9 per cent or 5,557 people are fully immunized

Cypress County's 580 cases to date are 3.6 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cypress County has a recovery rate of 80.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• IF Cox Kindercare Program in Redcliff since August 23
• Iron Horse Energy Services in Redcliff since August 27



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Medicine Hat

29 new case(s) — 2,872 pandemic total

565 active cases
* Highest in south zone, third highest in Alberta

49 new recoveries — 2,266 pandemic total

1 new death(s) — 41 pandemic total
Today's update includes the death of a Medicine Hat man in his 80s. Condolences are extended to his family and friends.

829.5 active cases per 100,000 population

73.9 per cent or 43,680 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 66.8 per cent or 39,480 people are fully immunized

Medicine Hat's 2,872 cases to date are 17.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Medicine Hat has a recovery rate of 78.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.4 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Building Blocks Childcare since August 23
• Chinook Village
• Cypress View Foundation since August 31
• Good Samaritan Society - South Ridge Village since September 6
• Masterpiece Southland Meadows since August 19
• Meadow Ridge Seniors Village since August 19
• Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – An outbreak was declared on one unit on September 2. Five patients and two healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19. At this time, visitation to the acute care unit is restricted to one designated support persons and end-of-life situations.
• Moduline since September 9
• Ralph's Texas Bar & Steakhouse
• River Ridge Seniors Village
• South Country Village



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Oyen Area

2 new case(s) — 119 pandemic total

6 active cases

0 new recoveries — 111 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 2 pandemic total

172.1 active cases per 100,000 population

61.1 per cent or 1,817 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.3 per cent or 1,613 people are fully immunized

Oyen Area's 119 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

The Oyen area has a recovery rate of 93.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None

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 September 9 and were updated September 10

This Covid-19 update provides details for Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and all communities in the south zone, and more general information for other zones and Alberta as a whole. It includes new cases and positivity rates, active cases, recoveries and recovery rates, hospitalizations and ICU admissions, deaths and mortality rates, R values, outbreaks, school information, immunization updates, Alberta Health video and more, compiled from Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services data.

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"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."