Cochrane continues to hold at 38 active cases while Rocky View County has dropped to 71. 

The number of new cases of COVID-19 grew slightly from yesterday's figures but the province did far more tests which brought the positivity rate to one of its lowest points in several weeks.  

669 new cases were reported from the 14,000 lab-tests performed for the virus which lowered the positivity rate to 4.5 percent.  Yesterday (January 19) just 456 new cases were identified but they came from only 8,258 tests that were done. 

There are now 10,656 active cases in Alberta.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw also provided an update on Alberta's vaccine program, saying that Canada's review process prior to licensing a vaccine for use in the country is among the best in the world with vaccines going through rigorous testing and Health Canada approval processes.

"Here in Alberta, we have now administered 95,243 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines."  Hinshaw then went on to allay the fears of people who have heard reports of adverse reactions to the vaccine. "There have been 18 adverse events reported following the more than 95,000 doses that have been administered, with an overall rate that remains lower than this year's pneumococcal program."

Hinshaw says six of those events have been an allergic reaction and those individuals are seeing an allergist prior to getting their second dose.  Other reactions have been symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or a rash.  Hinshaw says the province will continue to monitor every dose that is administered to make sure they're protecting Albertans.

Twenty-one more people have died from COVID-19 bringing the total to 1,484.  The number of people being treated in hospital rose by four to 744 today and the number in ICU increased by five to 124.