It’s critical that we get there, and what getting there means is that we need discipline. PostPandemic: How COVID-19 is reshaping Canada, 'We have bent the curve': Daily COVID cases continue to fall, but Hinshaw urges caution. Read more about cookies here. © 2021 Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Last Friday, Premier Jason Kenney announced a four-step relaunch strategy that allows restaurants, bars and gyms to reopen with strict restrictions next Monday. It pushed the number of active cases in the province to a record 5,172. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. In total, 48,467 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. An additional 11 deaths were reported Wednesday. Alberta broke its daily record in new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row Friday, with the province confirming 1,155 new infections and 11 more deaths. Studies are still being done to determine whether the variants — originally identified in the U.K. and South Africa — affect the rate of severe outcomes. Alberta reported 277 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and seven more deaths from the illness. With a much higher case load and more hospitalizations than in the spring, and the recent emergence of highly contagious variants of COVID-19, Hinshaw said the economic relaunch must be done with caution. “We need to get to those next stages. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. The province reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 variants on Thursday, the largest daily increase so far. Article content. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Please try again. Alberta Health Services said online Wednesday that people have reported a phone scam in which Albertans over 75 are told they can book their COVID-19 shot for a fee. This helped us make decisions and prepare hospitals to care for critical and acute patients. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. To have businesses open and then close again is devastating.”. The Alberta government eased some of its COVID restrictions earlier this month in response to declining COVID hospitalizations, after the second wave that began in the fall and continued through the holiday season. We encountered an issue signing you up. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. With the 259 new cases reported Wednesday, the province has 6,599 active cases — about one-third of the peak 21,235 active cases documented on Dec. 13 but thousands more than in May. Alberta reported 355 new COVID-19 cases Monday as the province gets ready to lift some restrictions in one week’s time. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Regional Cases; Regional Current Hospitalizations; Regional Deaths; Regional Cases per 1M People; Compare 1 … 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. On a 7-day average, daily cases have fallen 82% since … Alberta breaks daily COVID-19 death record; 19 new cases, 14 recoveries in Fort McMurray. Alberta’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and daily cases crept up Friday with 543 new infections discovered. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. EDMONTON -- Alberta set a new daily high on Thursday with 1,854 cases of COVID-19 after nearly 20,000 tests. “When we started our first relaunch on May 14, there were 57 people in hospital — a 10th of the total that we have today,” Hinshaw said during Wednesday’s news conference. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. A welcome email is on its way. CDC’s home for COVID-19 data. For the second consecutive day, Alberta reported fewer than 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the province’s top doctor stressed persistence in following public health measures. Alberta once again shattered its daily COVID-19 record with 919 new cases reported on Saturday. SR. By Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Fort McMurray Today. “AHS will never ask for payment for COVID-19 immunization,” the post on Twitter said. Daily COVID-19 numbers. The provincial test positivity rate Saturday was 4.5 per cent. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. The current rate of COVID-19 cases and number of active cases is reported for each region in Alberta. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. 2A lab -confirmed case OR a probable case as defined in the Alberta COVID 19 Notifiable Disease Guideline. Alberta recorded 380 new cases of COVID-19, including 16 new cases of the so-called U.K. variant. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. In that event, the case … Dozens of Edmonton police and peace officers also responded and stood in two lines to keep the peace between the anti-mask protesters and a smaller counter-protest. The spread of the variants within the community is of concern because they have proven far more contagious than the original. An Ontario based COVID-19 biostatistician predicts Alberta in on track to reach 2,500 daily cases by the weekend and 4,000 by Christmas. As of Thursday, 155,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta and 58,000 people have been fully immunized. A total of 269 Alberta cases have been linked to more transmissible mutations of the COVID-19 virus. It means doubling down on mask-wearing, physical distancing, handwashing and staying home when we can. The … A masked pedestrian goes for an early-morning walk in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, after last night's snowfall. The next issue of Edmonton Journal Headline News will soon be in your inbox. One day before Halloween, Alberta reported 622 new cases of the virus, a new daily record. “If cases choose to stay home during their isolation period, their household contacts will now need to stay at home as well in quarantine until 14 days have passed from the end of the case’s isolation period, or a total of 24 days,” said Hinshaw. Alberta has detected its first case of the UK COVID-19 variant in a person with no recent travel history. But if the provincial government were to give the go-ahead for all business sectors to reopen at the same time, there would be a very real possibility the gains seen over the past several weeks would be quickly lost, Hinshaw said. Data included up to end of day February 17, … Each region is either: a municipal district or county; a municipality of 10,000 or greater population: a city or town; communities smaller than 10,000, including towns, First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements, are included in the … Figure 4: COVID-19 cases in Alberta by day and case status. Regions are defined by municipal boundaries. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said the downward trend of new cases and hospitalizations is easing pressure on the province’s health-care system. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. Daily summary | Coronavirus in the UK. This brings the total number of variant cases … These decisions included the aggressive public health measures we put in place this spring to help limit the spread of the virus. Please try again. Sometimes Alberta Health learns, days after counting a "probable" case of COVID-19, that it actually wasn't a true case of the disease. Another 409 historical cases were also added to Alberta’s total on Monday. Gyms and dine-in restaurants were allowed to open with restrictions Feb. 8. The new cases reported Wednesday were identified from 6,837 tests for a positivity rate of 3.7 per cent. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. The following data tables are available for download on Open Ottawa: There are 336 people hospitalized with the illness across the province, 51 of whom were in intensive care. Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease situation dashboard with latest data in the UK. Read more about cookies here. The province’s number of people in hospital also dropped below 700, with 691 people with COVID-19 currently admitted. With a variant case, household contacts are considered exposed each day of their 10-day infectious period, which means the 14-day quarantine for everyone in the home starts on the last day the positive case spends in the home while infectious. Alberta recorded 380 new cases of COVID-19, including 16 new cases of the so-called U.K. variant. PostPandemic: How COVID-19 is reshaping Canada, COVID-19: 16 new variant cases identified in Alberta, Police line up between counter- protestors and anti-mask protestors during a rally at the Alberta legislature on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 in Edmonton. Greg Southam-Postmedia, tap here to see other videos from our team. Alberta discovered 362 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a lower number than recent days that may be explained by a smaller number of tests processed. Seven additional deaths were attributed to COVID Saturday, including a woman in her 30s in the Edmonton zone. This dashboard applies to Ottawa residents with confirmed COVID-19. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. The COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta is part of an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Recovered is based on the assumption that a person is recovered 14 days after a particular date (see data notes tab), if they did not experience severe outcomes (hospitalized or deceased). To access data, visit our data page. Of the cases, 43 are connected directly to travel. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The vast majority (262) of those were the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. There were 539 Albertans in hospital, including 94 in intensive-care units, as of Wednesday. “Our province has made remarkable progress over these past two months. Otherwise, we won’t get there,” Nenshi said at city hall on Monday. Since they can spread rapidly among members of the same household, Hinshaw clarified on Wednesday that close contacts of people who test positive for a variant may need to isolate for up to 24 days. 2:00 Alberta COVID-19 cases drop but variants remain dark cloud in coronavirus fight The daily case numbers paint a clear picture: Alberta has made big progress in the fight against COVID-19. On Sunday, Alberta’s active case count rose by less than 700, when accounting for recoveries, to 19,848 cases. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he was grateful for the hospitalization benchmarks given by the province so people can visualize and monitor the goals. A confirmed case is a person with laboratory confirmed COVID-19. Under the phased approach, the province would then monitor hospitalization rates to determine when the next three groups of businesses will be given the green light. Meanwhile, several hundred people gathered at the Alberta legislature to protest the pandemic restrictions. “This approach should limit the need to jump back and forth between easing and tightening of restrictions, which I know is challenging for everyone,” said Hinshaw. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. The new daily high brought the total number of COVID-related deaths in Alberta to 719 since the start of the pandemic. Visualizations, graphs, and data in one easy-to-use website. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. According to her, there have been 14 cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant detected in Canada as of Friday. As of Tuesday, Alberta had detected 50 cases of the variant identified in the U.K. and seven cases of the variant identified in South Africa. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Cases are under investigation and numbers may fluctuate as cases are resolved. We have bent the curve and every Albertan can be proud of that,” said Hinshaw. The restrictions could ease for retail, banquet and community halls, conference centres and hotels if concurrent hospital admissions dip below 450 by March 1. ©2020 Government of Alberta | Updated: December 2020 Classification: Public COVID-19 INFORMATION COVID-19 ALBERTA HEALTH DAILY CHECKLIST (FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18) Overview This checklist applies for all children, as well as all students who attend kindergarten … 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. A quarantine for a close contact is 14 days after their last exposure to an infectious case. © 2021 Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw also announced 14 new virus-related deaths, bringing Alberta’s death toll to 1,620. It’s concerning because that indicates the more easily transmitted variant could already be spreading in the community, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said at a news briefing Monday. Daily COVID-19 cases across Alberta Alberta reported 314 new cases and 16 deaths on Friday. The 355 new cases were discovered after processing 7,300 tests, yielding a test-positivity rate of 4.9%. However, she warned the numbers are still much higher than before Alberta’s economic relaunch last spring, which is why the upcoming reopening will be conducted at a slower pace. This means the maximum length for a household’s quarantine could be 24 days. “With contagious new variants emerging around the world, including here in Canada, we must do more to protect those in continuing care and other facilities and for individuals who receive home care,” the premier said. “The worst thing in the world would be if we go backwards. The next issue of Calgary Herald Headline News will soon be in your inbox. The number of Albertans who have died due to the novel coronavirus now sits at 1,671. EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor announced a record-breaking range of 800 new COVID-19 cases in the province Thursday and said new public health restrictions may be … AHS is asking people to hang up immediately and report it to their local police’s non-emergency line. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Coronavirus Canada Updates: Airdrie reporting 60 active COVID-19 cases as Alberta daily cases drop below 200 Airdrie is reporting 60 active cases of COVID-19 as of Feb. 9, on a day the provincial total of new daily cases reached its lowest number in four months. Kenney said during a news conference Wednesday morning that the fight against COVID-19 is far from over, though the vaccine offers hope. The numbers were not updated Wednesday. US Daily Cases. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. The alternative would be for the person with the variant case to stay at one of the government’s isolation hotels, which are available for those who require it, so their household would only need to quarantine for 14 days after they’ve left. We encountered an issue signing you up. Data are extracted from The COD at 3 pm daily and loaded to the dashboard the following day. The Canadian province of Alberta has the third-most number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada.Alberta is the fourth most populated province in Canada with a population of … COVID-19 case numbers have dropped in Alberta since new restrictions were imposed in early December. A total of 109,341 doses of vaccine have been given to Albertans, including nearly 19,000 who have received both their first and second shots. Alberta discovered another 643 COVID-19 infections Friday, a number that’s in line with daily case counts seen this week. Only seven cases of the South African variant have been identified in the province. That includes 115 people in ICU. All charts US Overall ← Prior charts; US All Key Metrics; 2 Metrics 7-Day Average Curves; US Daily Tests; US Daily Cases; US Currently Hospitalized; US Daily Deaths; Cases by State → Next charts; US Regions. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. He announced Alberta is funding $68.5 million to continuing care and other facilities to assist with COVID-19 supply costs and increased staffing. That broke the previous record of around 800 cases set on Nov. 4. Skip to main content. In April 2020, Alberta used modelling to anticipate the number of COVID-19 cases over the coming months. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Alberta reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October EDMONTON -- Alberta reported 456 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest it had since Oct. 28. The province’s test positivity rate hovered at 5% as approximately 7,200 tests were completed. sbabych@postmedia.com Twitter: @BabychStephanie. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. A welcome email is on its way. It’s one of the biggest wildcards in Alberta’s fight against COVID-19: new, more contagious variants. 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