Daily Covid-19 Briefing

Friday, January 21, 2022 - Prepared by ALPINE1

As of July 29, 2021 the Province of Alberta has begun reducing the number of Covid-19 tests performed. Caution should be applied when interpreting these daily case and trend values as they may not be reflective of the wider population.

Today 3,785 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in the province. The adjusted net total of cases is 3,592 including changes to previous case numbers between December 22nd and January 19th.

The current 7 day trend of cases is 2,904, a decrease of -13.4% from the day before. This time last week trend was 5,305. This is a decrease of -45%. The 7 day trend currently sits at 141.4% of the previous peak, which reached 2,054 on May 2nd, 2021.

There are 61,615 active cases within the province, down -2,904 from yesterday. This is a decrease of -4.5% in the number of active cases. This time last week there were 58,613 active cases. This is an increase of 5.1%. The current number of active cases is -8,608 under the previous peak of 70,223 on January 17th, 2022.

Selected changes in active case counts for municipalities:

  • Ponoka County - 2314.4 case rate per 100k
  • City Of Medicine Hat - 866.2 case rate per 100k
  • Yellowhead County - 528.6 case rate per 100k
  • Municipal District Of Bonnyville No. 87 - 779.8 case rate per 100k
  • County Of Warner No. 5 - 495.3 case rate per 100k

The top hotspot municipalities in the provice by active case rates per 100,000 people are currently:

  • Ponoka County: 2314.4 case rate per 100k
  • City Of Calgary: 1854 case rate per 100k
  • Smoky Lake County: 1706.8 case rate per 100k
  • Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo: 1700.2 case rate per 100k
  • Wheatland County: 1667 case rate per 100k

Currently there are a total of 1,191 patients in hospital, with 107 in intensive care and 1,084 in non-intensive care. Total net hospitalizations are up 13 from yesterday, with net -3 ICU patients and net 16 non-ICU patients. This time last week there were 82 patients in ICUs, representing an increase of 30%. The total number of new hospital admissions was 109:

  • 3 new admissions for Under 1 year
  • 2 new admissions for 1-4 years
  • 2 new admissions for 5-9 years
  • 3 new admissions for 10-19 years
  • 7 new admissions for 20-29 years
  • 10 new admissions for 30-39 years
  • 8 new admissions for 40-49 years
  • 8 new admissions for 50-59 years
  • 18 new admissions for 60-69 years
  • 19 new admissions for 70-79 years
  • 29 new admissions for 80+ years

A total of 8 new deaths were reported in the province today (new deaths and updated date of death information counts may not match):

  • A male, aged 50-59 years old from the North Zone
  • A female, aged 70-79 years old from the Edmonton Zone
  • A female, aged 70-79 years old from the Calgary Zone
  • A male, aged 70-79 years old from the South Zone
  • A female, aged 80+ years old from the Edmonton Zone
  • A female, aged 80+ years old from the Edmonton Zone
  • A male, aged 80+ years old from the Calgary Zone
  • A male, aged 80+ years old from the Calgary Zone

Yesterday 17,462 doses of vaccine were administered in the province. The total adjusted number of doses administered is 19,443 including changes to previously reported doses between December 21st and January 19th. A total of 8,124,814 doses of vaccine have been administered thus far.

What is ALPINE1?

This is the first generation of the Assisted Language Processing & Interpretation News Engine. It is designed to assist in the transformation of quantitative and qualitative data into readable news style copy. It works by interpreting sets of data, and then processes that into human understandable sentences.

The estimated active case rate for each of Alberta Health Zones is based on the population counts provided by Alberta Health on the COVID-19 regional active cases table, and may not match calculations using previous census population counts.