COVID-19 Update (Case Update)

COVID-19 Update (Case Update)

Posted on October 15th, 2021

Oct 15th, 2021 (Updated to the end of day Oct 14th) - 105 Active Cases (11 new, 22 recovered, 1 death)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 105 active cases, 997 recovered, and 16 deaths. There has been a total of 1118 cases to date for this local geographic area.

Regionally, as we are under 10,000 in population, the Town of Edson falls under Yellowhead County. The Yellowhead County municipal zone has 128 active cases, 1152 recovered, and 26 deaths.

Schools with at least 2 positive COVID-19 cases who were present at school while infectious will now be listed. In Edson, Holy Redeemer Catholic Junior/Senior High School, Vanier Community Catholic School, and Ecole Pine Grove School are on Alert (2-4 cases), while Parkland Composite High School is on Alert (5-9 cases).

An outbreak has been identified at the Edson Continuing Care Centre. Acute care and continuing care facilities (including group homes) are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred.

Overall, the Province saw 1,051 cases on 14,054 tests (7.50% - North zone 15.18%). There are currently 12,978 active cases in Alberta, 1000 hospitalizations (-16) with 229 in ICU (-2) and 2,946 deaths (+16).

Local Map Data - https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial

RESTRICTIONS

Changes to restrictions / measures were announced last week including changes to outdoor gatherings. As well the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) is in place at Repsol Place. Note that the REP moves to full vaccination only (14 days from second dose) starting October 25th.

Full restriction details and REP information can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.

VACCINE INFORMATION

Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now. The Province is also launching a new booking tool for vaccines. More details at https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

For more information on the Town of Edson’s response please visit our website at www.edson.ca/covid.

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