In the COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19 Cochrane saw a drop of six cases for a total of 38 active cases. Rocky View County also saw a decline in numbers dropping from 77 to 73 active cases.
Provincially, the numbers are as follows:
- There were 456 new cases in the past 24 hours with approximately 8,200 tests performed for a positivity rate of 5.6%.
- There are 11,096 active cases in the province.
- There are 740 people in the hospital with 119 of those in ICU.
- Seventeen more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours for a total of 1,463 in the province.
- As of yesterday, 92,315 doses of vaccine have been administered.
- There are currently active alerts in 147 schools and outbreaks in two schools or about 6% of schools in the province. There are 212 total cases in these schools.
While the daily active case numbers are encouraging, Dr. Hinshaw says, "We’ve received many questions about when other restrictions will be eased and when people can expect to resume other activities that they love. It’s natural to want to get back to all the things we’ve missed during the last six weeks. Our health system is still under severe strain, with 740 people still in the hospital. This continues to impact our ability to deliver care, not only for COVID-19 but all the other health needs that Albertans have. I know this is challenging, but we all must continue supporting each other by doing everything possible to reduce the spread of COVID and to protect our health system for a little while longer."