The Pincher Creek Region includes the Town of Pincher Creek; MD of Pincher Creek and its hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte; the Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.
In total, 16,739 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Alberta. Today’s update includes 358 new cases confirmed from 34,959 tested.
The provincial recovery rate is about 90 per cent as 15,024 have recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases in Alberta has increased by 35 to 1,459.
To date, there have been 256 Covid-19 related deaths in Alberta, with one new death reported today.
There are 51 people hospitalized, with nine in intensive care.
This is the only school outbreak listed in the south zone.
Eighteen other schools (nine in Calgary, five in Edmonton and one each in Okotoks, St. Albert, MD of Peace and RM of Wood Buffalo) have reported outbreaks. Two are under “watch” status (five or more cases) and the others have “open” status.
The Government of Alberta school outbreak map can be found at https://bit.ly/2FeS3FR. It currently identifies schools with two or more confirmed cases.
When a single case is confirmed to have been present at a school while infectious, and any time an outbreak of two or more cases is declared, all parents and guardians will receive a letter from AHS through their school informing them of the situation, the actions being taken and steps that will follow.
45 active, 14 new, 5 recoveries
1,740 people (about 97 per cent of confirmed south zone cases) have recovered from Covid-19.
Twenty-five people have died since the onset of the pandemic in March.
One person is currently hospitalized and is in intensive care.
There are no public outbreaks noted in the south zone.
The County of 40 Mile is under “watch” status with 11 active cases in a population of 6, 443 (equivalent to 170.7 in 100,000). Gathering restrictions and public health orders are in place but no further health measures have been put in place.
Data is up-to-date as of midnight Sept. 20
* Indicates a change in statistics since the last report on Sept. 18
Pincher Creek Region (27 total) – 1 active, 25 recovered, 1 death
* 1 new active
Crowsnest Pass (2 total) – 0 active, 2 recovered
Fort Macleod (33 total) – 0 active, 30 recovered, 3 deaths
Cardston County/Kainai (105 total) – 3 active, 97 recovered, 5 deaths
* 1 new recovery
I.D. Waterton (0)
Lethbridge (169 total) – 4 active, 163 recovered, 2 deaths
* 2 new recoveries
Lethbridge County (45 total) – 7 active, 38 recovered
* 1 new active, 1 new recovery
County of Warner (62 total) – 1 active, 60 recovered, 1 death
* 1 new recovery
MD of Taber (42 total) – 3 active, 39 recovered
* 2 new active
City of Brooks (1,132 total) – 6 active, 1,117 recovered, 9 deaths
* 2 new active, 1 recovery reverted to active
County of Newell (32 total) – 0 active, 30 recovered, 2 deaths
County of Forty Mile (35 total) – 11 active, 24 recovered
* 6 new active, 1 new recovery
Cypress County (31 total) – 0 active, 31 recovered
Medicine Hat (81 total) – 9 active, 70 recovered, 2 deaths
* 2 new active
Oyen (13 total) – 0 active, 13 recovered
*** Pincher Creek Region includes the Town of Pincher Creek; MD of Pincher Creek and its hamlets of Beaver Mines, Lowland Heights, Lundbreck, Pincher Station and Twin Butte; the Village of Cowley and Piikani Nation.
All Covid-positive cases are followed up urgently by Alberta Health Services. If you have a positive test, you will be contacted directly by AHS. The Communicable Disease Control team does confidential contact tracing and follows stringent guidelines to determine who is considered a close contact. Those people will be contacted directly.
If you have a positive test, you are not expected to do your own contact tracing and are discouraged from doing so as many factors determine who is considered to be a close contact.
If you have not been contacted by AHS, you are not considered to be a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.
Open – No schools in this area have outbreaks of five or more cases. Schools remain open under Scenario 1, with near-normal operations with some public health measures. Parents may have received an alert from their school. AHS may be working with local schools, but any additional measures are localized and targeted.
Watch – School outbreak declared with five or more cases where disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school. Schools remain open under Scenario 1 with the province monitoring risk and working with the school, school authority and AHS. Additional public health measures may be in the place within a school to control the spread.
Enhanced – Risk levels require enhanced measures to control the spread at a school or school authority level. Schools may be moved to Scenario 2 (in-school classes partially operating) or Scenario 3 (at-home learning).
Residents are to continue following all public health orders and gathering restrictions:
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Statistical updates will be provided on weekdays and paused on weekends and holidays to coincide with AHS reporting. Should something urgent happen on a weekend or holiday, a special report will be released.