Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Tuesday, November 2nd


Alberta on Tuesday reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths.

Alberta reported 315 new cases and 8 more deaths Tuesday

Nurse Iciar Bercian prepares a shot at a vaccine clinic for the homeless in Calgary on June 2, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press)

The latest on COVID-19 in Alberta:

  • Alberta reported 315 COVID cases and eight deaths on Tuesday.
  • The total number of active cases in Alberta is 6,911.
  • Since the pandemic began, 3,119 The Albertans have died of COVID.
  • 314,484 Albertans are considered to have recovered from COVID-19
  • Across the province, there are 307 general ICU beds for adults, including 134 additional seats.
  • Alberta Health Services reports are there 247 patients in the intensive care unit, of which about two thirds are COVID-positive, per. November 1st.
  • Provincially, the ICU capacity (including extra wave beds) is 80 percent. Without the extra surge spaces, the ICU capacity would be 143 percent, AHS says.
  • Alberta reports one R-value below 1. The R-value is the average number of COVID-19 infections transmitted by each diagnosed case.
  • An R-value below 1 means that the transmission is no longer growing. Throughout the province, the R-value for 25.-31. October 0.87, with a confidence interval between 0.84 and 0.90.
  • With a slight diminishing pressure on intensive care units, AHS reduction of available overvoltage beds to relocate staff back to care for non-COVID patients in need of surgeries and completed procedures, an AHS spokesman said Monday.
  • AHS said they will maintain ICU capacity above the daily demand to a planned maximum of 380 beds, as long as staff and doctors allow, and will adjust the plans as needed if COVID cases increase again.
  • Doctors are resumes some operations after bookings had been reduced by 75 per cent. But there is no timeline for when the province will be able to return to normal surgical volumes.
  • Alberta’s government has released an app to scan and verify QR code vaccine records. The AB COVID Records Verifier app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.
  • Albertans can get their improved vaccine records with one QR code online at alberta.ca/CovidRecords.

The latest on Alberta’s COVID-19 response:

  • Calgary City Council has voted to change threshold for repealing Calgary’s mask statute. In September, the council voted to repeal the bylaws either with effect from December 31, or when Calgary’s COVID case fell below 100 per cent. 100,000 inhabitants for 10 days in a row. Instead, the city council voted Monday to change the threshold to 28 days.
  • Nine Nurses from the Canadian Armed Forces who have helped care for COVID-19 patients at an Edmonton hospital are on their way back to their home devices.
  • From October 25, Albertans aged 12 and over will be provided proof of full vaccination – two COVID-19 vaccine doses – to access restaurants, movies, sporting events and other businesses throughout the province operating under the province’s restriction program.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated may still choose to provide a privately paid negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours or valid proof of a medical exemption.
  • The Kenyan Government imposed the voluntary vaccine pass system, which came into force on 20 September to combat the fourth wave of COVID-19.
  • Operators who are eligible for the program but choose not to participate must follow measures that include capacity limits and physical distance.
  • A complete list of restrictions and exceptions is available on the government website.
  • On September 22, Calgary City Council approved a bylaw that ensures consistent use of the province’s vaccine passport program for many types of businesses in the city.
  • That City of Calgary’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy entered into force on 1 November. This requires that all employees in the municipality must be vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of whether they work in the office, at home or elsewhere. On Tuesday, it said 85 percent of its staff are fully vaccinated. That is almost 11,000 employees.
  • The city says employees who are not fully vaccinated by November 1 are required to participate in a rapid testing program and a mandatory training program on the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • From 1 December, those who have not been vaccinated must continue to participate in the rapid testing program at their own time and at their own expense.
  • Among Calgary Fire Department employees are 80 percent fully vaccinated and two percent partially vaccinated.
  • That Calgary Police Service reports that 85 percent of staff are fully vaccinated and three percent are partially vaccinated.
  • AHS is extension of the deadline for staff, medical and midwifery staff, students, volunteers and contracted healthcare providers to comply with its mandatory vaccination policy until 30 November.
  • A Calgary based real estate company is requires COVID-19 vaccination for all new residents as well as its employees. Strategic group, which rents out more than 1,500 suites in Calgary and Edmonton, announced the new policy Thursday.
  • Hinshaw announced new initiatives for finishing facilities which started on October 25th. All visitors will be required to wear a mask in all indoor areas of the building, including in the occupants’ rooms. All residents must also be quarantined after returning from a hospital stay of 24 hours or more until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • That City of Calgary opens applications for a new grant program for local business operators, owners and entities affected by the provincial restriction program. The Calgary Business Support Grant will provide $ 2,000 per year. physical permanent locality.
  • It announced the province new initiatives to protect children and young people from COVID-19 on 5 October. Contact tracking in schools will be phased in, outbreaks will be declared in schools, and rapid test kits will be made available to parents to test younger children.
  • Politicians and employees on Alberta Legislature will all be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the meeting resumes on October 25, Government House Speaker Jason Nixon said Tuesday.
  • Alberta public employees will soon be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. The policy, approved by the province’s COVID-19 Cabinet Committee, will affect 25,500 provincial staff, all of whom must submit proof of full vaccination. before 30 Nov.

The latest on vaccines:

  • 68.3 pct of the province’s total population has received to doser of a COVID-19 vaccine, or 80.3 pct of eligible Albertans.
  • Out of the total population of the province, 74.1 pct have received at least one dose, or 87.1 pct of those eligible.
  • throughout Canada, 77.7 pct of the total population have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 73.8 pct of the total population are fully vaccinated, according to CBC’s vaccine tracker. Among the eligible, 88.7 pct has received a dose and 84.3 pct is fully vaccinated.
  • Alberta has increased the number of immunocompromised people who are entitled to a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The full list of eligible persons can be found on the province’s website.
  • In addition, mRNA doses – be it Pfizer or Moderna – are available to Albertans traveling to a jurisdiction that does not accept visitors vaccinated with mixed doses.

See which regions are hardest hit:

Here is latest detailed regional breakdown of active cases, as reported by the province on Tuesday:

  • Edmonton zone: 1,540 th most common
  • Calgary zone: 1,845 th most common
  • Nordzone: 1,492.
  • Central zone: 1,274 th most common
  • South Zone: 752.
  • Unknown: 7.

Here are the latest Alberta COVID-19 stories:

With files from The Canadian Press

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