COVID-19 Update (Case Update)

COVID-19 Update (Case Update)

Posted on October 22nd, 2021

Oct 22nd, 2021 (Updated to the end of day Oct 21st) - 81 Active Cases (11 new, 9 recovered)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 81 active cases, 1066 recovered, and 16 deaths. There has been a total of 1163 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 105 active cases, 1233 recovered, and 27 deaths.

Schools with at least 2 positive COVID-19 cases who were present at school while infectious will now be listed. In Edson, Mary Bergeron Elementary School and Vanier Community Catholic School are on Alert (2-4 cases).

An outbreak has been identified at Parkland Lodge in Edson and 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. Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified.

Overall, the Province saw 656 cases on 10,732 tests (6.09% - North zone 13.65%). There are currently 10,037 active cases in Alberta, 889 hospitalizations (-23) with 191 in ICU (-10) and 3,026 deaths (+12).

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

RESTRICTIONS

Changes to restrictions / measures were announced previously 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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