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Sept. 14 south-zone Covid-19 update

Tuesday, 14 September 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Sept. 14 south-zone Covid-19 update
South zone sees drop in active cases

Covid-19 Update
By Jenaya Launstein




Active cases of Covid-19 have dropped in every zone but the north. A decrease of 130 active cases was seen provincewide, with the south zone accounting for six of those.

Both the Pincher Creek area and Crowsnest Pass reported new cases, but had enough recoveries to see a decrease in active cases.


Despite this welcome statistic, hospitalizations and ICU admissions continue to rise. The province now has 822 people in hospital and ICU admissions have topped 200.

Nine deaths were reported in the province, three of which were from the south zone. The three women were in their 20s, 60s and 90s. We extend our condolences to their family and friends.

Active cases broken down by age group:
104 – under one year – increase of 4
662 – 1 to 4 years – decrease of -3
1,229 – 5 to 9 years – increase of 45
2,574 – 10 to 19 years – increase of 35
3,427 – 20 to 29 years – decrease of -70
3,503 – 30 to 39 years – decrease of -41
2,582 – 40 to 49 years – decrease of -39
1,782 – 50 to 59 years – decrease of -44
1,221 – 60 to 69 years – decrease of -4
668 – 70 to 79 years – decrease of -9
511 – 80+ years – decrease of -4

As of September 13 there are 1,552,506 cases of Covid-19 across Canada, an increase of 12,829

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

To date, 6.1 per cent of Albertans are confirmed to have contracted the virus.



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Provincial Update

1,434 new cases — 272,211 total
1,041 unvaccinated – 71.35 per cent
95 partially vaccinated – 6.51 per cent
323 fully vaccinated – 22.14 per cent

18,265 active cases
12,729 unvaccinated – 69.69 per cent
1,315 partially vaccinated – 7.2 per cent
4,221 fully vaccinated – 23.11 per cent

12.2 per cent positivity rate yesterday
11,880 were tested September 13
11.7 per cent average positivity over 7 days

1,555 new recoveries — 251,475 total

19 new hospitalization(s) — 822 total
608 unvaccinated – 73.97 per cent
33 partially vaccinated – 4.01 per cent
181 fully vaccinated – 22.02 per cent

14 new ICU admission(s) — 212 total

9 new death(s) — 2,471 total
772 of 937 ( 82.4 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.

1,985 variant cases have been identified since the last report, for a total of 81,370
1,985 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 32,406 total
0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 45,861 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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272,211 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed in Alberta since March 2020. 9,463 new cases were reported in the last seven days for a daily average of 1,352

The province has a recovery rate of 92.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.5 per cent are hospitalized and, of those in hospital, 25.8 per cent are being treated in the ICU.

5,665,956 vaccinations have been administered to date, to those eligible over the age of 12, which means 79.4 per cent have taken at least one dose.

71.3 per cent are fully immunized, a total of 2,680,933 of those eligible.

So far there have been 1463 adverse reactions — about 3 in 10,000.

151,177 of 168,946 ( 89.5 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

141 new case(s) — 16,733 pandemic total

1,796 active cases

13.1 per cent positivity rate
1075 were tested September 13
15.5 per cent average over 7 days

144 new recoveries — 14,763 pandemic total

1 new hospitalization(s) — 83 currently hospitalized

-1 new ICU admission(s) — 21 currently in ICU

3 new death(s) — 174 pandemic total
Today's update includes the deaths of three southern Alberta residents — three women, ranging in age from 20s to 90s. All cases involved pre-existing conditions. Condolences are extended to family and friends of the deceased.

185 variant cases have been confirmed since the last report, bringing the zone total to 6,143
185 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 3,368 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
8 per cent of Alberta's variant cases are in the south zone.

Variants account for at least 1,244 of the zone's active cases, along with 4,843 recoveries and 56 deaths.

71.1 per cent of eligible south zone residents (aged 12 and over) have received a first dose of vaccine and 64.2 per cent are fully immunized.

16,733 cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the south zone since March 2020, which is 6.1 per cent of Alberta's total.

Two of Alberta's three regions with less than 40 per cent of population vaccinated are in the south zone. In the MD of Taber, 39.2 per cent of eligible are vaccinated, while that percentage is only 32.3 in the County of Forty Mile. Two Hills County is the other area, where 33.8 per cent of the eligible population has taken one shot.

966 cases were reported in the last seven days, for an average of 138 new cases per day.

The zone has a recovery rate of 88.2 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 4.6 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 25.3 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Calgary Zone Update

349 new case(s) — 107,014 pandemic total

5,136 active cases

9.8 per cent positivity rate

445 new recoveries — 101,141 pandemic total

-3 new hospitalization(s) — 229 currently hospitalized

6 new ICU admission(s) — 62 currently in ICU

4 new death(s) — 737 pandemic total

584 variant cases have been confirmed since the last report, bringing the zone total to 31,522
584 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 10,591 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 3,533 of the zone's active cases, along with 27,880 recoveries and 109 deaths.

107,014 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Calgary zone, which is 39.3 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 94.5 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, 27.1 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Edmonton Zone Update

389 new case(s) — 89,130 pandemic total

5,323 active cases

10.3 per cent positivity rate

423 new recoveries — 82,670 pandemic total

14 new hospitalization(s) — 291 currently hospitalized

8 new ICU admission(s) — 94 currently in ICU

0 new death(s) — 1,137 pandemic total

683 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 22,140
291 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 9,583 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 4,078 of the zone's active cases, along with 17,929 recoveries and 133 deaths.

89,130 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Edmonton zone, which is 32.7 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 92.8 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.3 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 5.5 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 32.3 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Central Zone Update

158 new case(s) — 25,790 pandemic total

2,699 active cases

14.1 per cent positivity rate

208 new recoveries — 22,896 pandemic total

4 new hospitalization(s) — 134 currently hospitalized

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

2 new death(s) — 195 pandemic total

229 new variant cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 9,248
229 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 3,594 total
0 new case(s) of the Alpha variant — 5,459 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 1,662 of the zone's active cases, along with 7,526 recoveries and 60 deaths.

25,790 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the Central zone, which is 9.5 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 88.8 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

Of those with active cases of Covid, 5.0 per cent are hospitalized and, of those, 15.7 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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North Zone Update

383 new case(s) — 33,457 pandemic total

3,249 active cases

20.2 per cent positivity rate

333 new recoveries — 29,980 pandemic total

3 new hospitalization(s) — 85 currently hospitalized

-1 new ICU admission(s) — 14 currently in ICU

0 new death(s) — 228 pandemic total

291 variant cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone total to 12,300
291 new case(s) of the Delta variant — 5,253 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 2,144 of the zone's active cases, along with 10,090 recoveries and 66 deaths.

33,457 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified in the North zone, which is 12.3 per cent of Alberta's total. .

The zone has a recovery rate of 89.6 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, 16.5 per cent are being treated in the ICU.



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Pincher Creek Area

5 new case(s) — 462 pandemic total

58 active cases

8 new recoveries — 398 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

695.1 active cases per 100,000 population


The Pincher Creek area has added 40 new case(s) in the past 7 days.

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

Pincher Creek Area's 462 cases to date are 2.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 75.6 per cent or 5,428 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 67.7 per cent or 4,860 people are fully immunized

• 93.8 per cent or 735 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 92.6 per cent or 726 people are fully immunized

• 85.7 per cent or 1,462 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

• 74.1 per cent or 1,442 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 67.5 per cent or 1,314 people are fully immunized

• 65.1 per cent or 1,276 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 51.7 per cent or 1,014 people are fully immunized

• 62.9 per cent or 490 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 48.7 per cent or 379 people are fully immunized

Pincher Creek area has a recovery rate of 86.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.3 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Pincher Creek Health Centre – An outbreak was declared Sept. 13 in the acute-care unit. One patient has tested positive at this time.

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

1 new case(s) — 112 pandemic total

14 active cases

2 new recoveries — 97 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 1 pandemic total

222.9 active cases per 100,000 population

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

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

Crowsnest Pass's 112 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Immunization data:

• 71.4 per cent or 4,007 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 65.7 per cent or 3,690 people are fully immunized

• 86.8 per cent or 524 people aged 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 84.7 per cent or 511 people are fully immunized

• 85.2 per cent or 1,363 people aged 60 to 74 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 81.6 per cent or 1,305 people are fully immunized

• 69.7 per cent or 1,130 people aged 40 to 59 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 64.1 per cent or 1,039 people are fully immunized

• 54.9 per cent or 716 people aged 20 to 39 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 46.2 per cent or 602 people are fully immunized

• 53.1 per cent or 258 people aged 12 to 19 have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 45.9 per cent or 223 people are fully immunized

Crowsnest Pass has a recovery rate of 86.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Fort Macleod

7 new case(s) — 397 pandemic total

55 active cases

4 new recoveries — 336 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 6 pandemic total

814.5 active cases per 100,000 population

60.8 per cent or 3,374 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.6 per cent or 3,033 people are fully immunized

Fort Macleod's 397 cases to date are 2.4 per cent of the south-zone total.

Fort Macleod has a recovery rate of 84.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.5 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, 72.1 per cent or 9,703 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 61 per cent or 8,210 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

2 new case(s) — 1326 pandemic total

141 active cases

new recoveries — 1163 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 22 pandemic total

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

In Cardston County, which includes Waterton, 72.1 per cent or 9,703 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 61 per cent or 8,210 people are fully immunized

Cardston County's 1,326 cases to date are 7.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cardston County has a recovery rate of 87.7 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.7 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Good Samaritan Society – Lee Crest since August 27



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County of Warner

4 new case(s) — 532 pandemic total

43 active cases

2 new recoveries — 486 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 3 pandemic total

387.3 active cases per 100,000 population

61.4 per cent or 5,540 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 53.8 per cent or 4,854 people are fully immunized

County of Warner's 532 cases to date are 3.2 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Warner has a recovery rate of 91.4 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Lethbridge County

8 new case(s) — 1,469 pandemic total

120 active cases

9 new recoveries — 1,335 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 14 pandemic total

467.2 active cases per 100,000 population

61.4 per cent or 12,638 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 55.9 per cent or 11,514 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge County's 1,469 cases to date are 8.8 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge County has a recovery rate of 90.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.0 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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MD of Taber

12 new case(s) — 823 pandemic total

173 active cases
* Third highest in the zone

13 new recoveries — 643 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 7 pandemic total

909.4 active cases per 100,000 population
* Second highest in the zone

49.5 per cent or 7,486 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 44.9 per cent or 6,787 people are fully immunized

MD of Taber's 823 cases to date are 4.9 per cent of the south-zone total.

The MD of Taber has a recovery rate of 78.1 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.9 per cent.

Outbreaks
• Good Samaritan Society - Linden View since August 31
• Clearview Lodge since September 6
• Kids' Zone Childcare Services since September 14



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Lethbridge

39 new case(s) — 5,520 pandemic total

309 active cases
* Highest in zone, seventh highest in province

15 new recoveries — 5,168 pandemic total

1 new death(s) — 43 pandemic total
Today's update includes the deaths of three southern Alberta residents — three women, ranging in age from 20s to 90s. All cases involved pre-existing conditions. Condolences are extended to family and friends of the deceased.

307.0 active cases per 100,000 population

In Lethbridge West, 86.4 per cent or 27,716 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 79.2 per cent or 25,419 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge North, 79.9 per cent or 19,286 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 72.5 per cent or 17,490 people are fully immunized

In Lethbridge South, 80.6 per cent or 24,659 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 74.5 per cent or 22,791 people are fully immunized

Lethbridge's 5,520 cases to date are 33.0 per cent of the south-zone total.

Lethbridge has a recovery rate of 93.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 0.8 per cent.

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

The Campbell Clinic South and Family Medical Centre labs in Lethbridge are temporarily closed, effective today, 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.



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Brooks

6 new case(s) — 1,738 pandemic total

107 active cases

12 new recoveries — 1,615 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 16 pandemic total

548.8 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 65.4 per cent or 15,101 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.6 per cent or 13,297 people are fully immunized

Brooks' 1,738 cases to date are 10.4 per cent of the south-zone total.

Brooks has a recovery rate of 92.9 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

3 new case(s) — 328 pandemic total

40 active cases

2 new recoveries — 284 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 4 pandemic total

500.1 active cases per 100,000 population

In Newell, which includes Brooks, 65.4 per cent or 15,101 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 57.6 per cent or 13,297 people are fully immunized

County of Newell's 328 cases to date are 2.0 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Newell has a recovery rate of 86.6 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.2 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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County of Forty Mile

5 new case(s) — 191 pandemic total

17 active cases

1 new recoveries — 171 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 3 pandemic total

265.3 active cases per 100,000 population

42 per cent or 2,072 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 37.5 per cent or 1,849 people are fully immunized

County of Forty Mile's 191 cases to date are 1.1 per cent of the south-zone total.

The County of Forty Mile has a recovery rate of 89.5 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None



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Cypress County

6 new case(s) — 618 pandemic total

120 active cases
* pandemic high

4 new recoveries — 497 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 1 pandemic total

1,062.1 active cases per 100,000 population
* Highest per capita in the zone and eighth highest in the province

65.9 per cent or 6,326 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 58.5 per cent or 5,619 people are fully immunized

Cypress County's 618 cases to date are 3.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

Cypress County has a recovery rate of 80.4 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

33 new case(s) — 3,034 pandemic total

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

48 new recoveries — 2,406 pandemic total

1 new death(s) — 45 pandemic total
Today's update includes the deaths of three southern Alberta residents — three women, ranging in age from 20s to 90s. All cases involved pre-existing conditions. Condolences are extended to family and friends of the deceased.

855.9 active cases per 100,000 population

74.6 per cent or 44,122 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 67.3 per cent or 39,809 people are fully immunized

Medicine Hat's 3,034 cases to date are 18.1 per cent of the south-zone total.

Medicine Hat has a recovery rate of 79.3 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.5 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
• River Ridge Seniors Village
• South Country Village
• Salvation Army Shelter since September 14



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Oyen Area

0 new case(s) — 123 pandemic total

8 active cases

1 new recoveries — 113 pandemic total

0 new death(s) — 2 pandemic total

229.5 active cases per 100,000 population

61.4 per cent or 1,825 of all eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccination dose while 54.4 per cent or 1,618 people are fully immunized

Oyen Area's 123 cases to date are 0.7 per cent of the south-zone total.

The Oyen area has a recovery rate of 91.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 1.6 per cent.

Outbreaks
• None

The Oyen area includes Special Area 3, the east section of Special Area 2 and the MD of Acadia.




Statistics in this post are current as of September 13 and were updated September 14

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."