May 17, 2022

Among all Medicine Hat residents, 78.4 per cent have received one dose of vaccine, 74.6 per cent have received two doses and 34.6 per cent have received three doses.

An AHS spokesperson told CHAT News Friday that there are currently 91 COVID-19 positive inpatients in the South Zone with four of those in the ICU. There are 27 inpatients at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with one COVID-19 positive patient in the ICU.

Chinook Regional Hospital has 42 inpatients with three in the ICU. Brooks Health Centre has four inpatients; Taber Health Centre has three; Cardston Health Centre has two; Bassano Health Centre, Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, and Raymond Health Centre have one each.

There are now 1,087 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, 78 of which are in ICU, and 3,986 deaths.

There are 6,878 known active cases in the province and 518,872 recovered cases.

There have been 40,031 cases of the Omicron variant identified in Alberta. Of those, 2,390 cases are in the South Zone.

Alberta’s total cases from the start of the pandemic is 529,736.

There are 552 new cases confirmed in the province in the past 24 hours.

Again these are only the confirmed cases and do not accurately reflect the number of cases in the province.

The province completed 3,069 tests in the past 24 hours.

The positivity rate for the period is about 18 per cent.

Alberta has administered 8,523,643 doses of vaccine at the latest update.

In the last seven days, COVID was the primary or a contributing factor in 70.3 per cent of non-ICU hospitalizations and 88.5 per cent of ICU admissions.

Among new cases today, 25.9 per cent are unvaccinated, 2.3 per cent have had one dose, 28.2 have had two doses and 43.6 per cent have had three doses.

Among current hospitalizations, 30.3 per cent are unvaccinated, 4.2 per cent have had one dose, 34.8 per cent have had two doses and 30.7 per cent have had three doses.

Among Alberta’s total population, 80.9 per cent have received at least one dose of vaccine and 76.1 per cent have received two doses 35.6 per cent have received three doses.

There are nine city outbreaks listed on the AHS website, including the Medicine Hat Remand Centre. There are two listed outbreaks in Brooks, one in Taber, one in Bow Island and one in Oyen.

There are 719 known active cases and 33,085 recovered in the South Zone. The death total in the zone is at 351.

The province-wide reproductive value for the week of Feb. 14-27 is 0.87. It is 0.84 in Calgary Zone, 0.88 in Edmonton Zone and 0.88 in the rest of Alberta.

At the last update from Jan. 31-Feb. 13, the numbers were 0.76 in the province, 0.72 in Calgary Zone, 0.78 in Edmonton Zone and 0.79 in the rest of Alberta.

Cypress County has totaled 1,154 confirmed cases. There are 19 active cases, 1,129 recovered and six deaths. 70.6 per cent of all residents have one dose of vaccine, 67.3 per cent have two doses and 26.8 per cent have had three doses.

The County of Forty Mile has 421 total confirmed cases. There are three active cases, 413 recovered and there have been five deaths. 44.1 per cent of all residents have one dose of vaccine, 41.3 per cent have two doses and 16.5 per cent have had three doses.

The MD of Taber has 1,644 total confirmed cases — 34 active cases, 1,591 recovered and there have been 19 deaths. 51.4 per cent of all residents have one dose of vaccine, 48.9 per cent have two doses and 20 per cent have had three doses.

Special Areas No. 2 has 344 total confirmed cases – four active cases, 335 recovered and there have been five deaths.

Brooks has 2,630 total confirmed cases — 11 active cases and 2,587 are recovered. Brooks has recorded 32 deaths.

The County of Newell has a total of 649 confirmed cases — seven active cases, 633 recovered and there have been nine deaths. 70.9 per cent of all residents have one dose of vaccine, 66.6 per cent have two doses and 24 per cent have had three doses. County of Newell vaccination numbers include Brooks and part of Special Areas No. 2.

The County of Warner has 1,082 total confirmed cases. There are 19 active cases, 1,055 are recovered cases and there have been eight deaths in the county. 63.5 per cent of all residents have one dose of vaccine, 59 per cent have two doses and 22.9 per cent have had three doses.

The City of Lethbridge has a total of 11,663 confirmed cases. There are 310 active cases, 11,265 recovered and there have been 88 deaths. Lethbridge County has 2,639 confirmed cases, 52 active cases, 2,565 recovered and there have been 22 deaths.

Again these are only the confirmed cases and do not accurately reflect the number of cases in the regions.

Not all the areas on the vaccination data map match the case count map.

The figures on alberta.ca are “up-to-date as of end of day March 8, 2022.

Beginning on Feb. 7, Saskatchewan is only updating its data on Thursdays. Data can be found here.

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