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Central Albertans doing the best job per capita in the battle against COVID-19 – Updated COVID-19 stats (April 17)

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

The number of COVID-19 cases in Central Alberta is up slightly to 78 after a number of days locked at 72 cases.  As you’ll see below this region is doing a good job of battling the spread of the Coronavirus.  There is a discrepancy of 1 case between the official number the province is reporting in Central Alberta, and the number of cases which are reported on the regional maps of Central Alberta.  Todayville is reporting the higher number until this is corrected on the province’s website.

Most of Central Alberta’s cases are in Red Deer and the surrounding Red Deer County.  In recent days one new case has been confirmed in Red Deer.  Of 33 total cases, just 10 are active meaning 23 people are considered recovered from their bout with COVID-19.

Across Central Alberta there are 78 cases.  The only fatality so far in Central Alberta was a woman in her 80’s from Camrose.  61 Central Albertans have recovered meaning there are just 16 active cases.  Again, 10 of those active cases are in Red Deer.  Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown.

  • Red Deer City – 33 cases – 10 Active – 23 Recovered
  • Red Deer County – 12 cases – 2 Active – 10 Recovered
  • Wetaskiwin City – 7 cases – All Recovered
  • Mountain View County – 5 cases – All Recovered
  • Lacombe County – 4 cases – All Recovered
  • Settler County – 4 cases – 3 Active – 1 Recovered
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 2 Recovered
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 1 Recovered – 1 Death (Woman in her 80’s)
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 2 Recovered
  • Camrose County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Windburn County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Vermilion River County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Ponoka County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Kneehill County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Clearwater County – 1 Case – Recovered
  • MD of Wainwright – 1 Case – Active

The province has created some graphs to help us understand which age groups have been most affected by COVID-19.  So far 40 to 49 year old Albertans have been hit the hardest with 500 cases in that age range.  The 30 to 39 year old age group is just behind with 456 cases and the 50 – 59 year old age group reports 370 cases.  Just 99 children under 10 years old have been confirmed with COVID-19.  Fatalities are hitting the older age groups the hardest.  8 people of the 119 confirmed COVID cases in their 70’s have died.  Of the 138 people in their 80’s who been confirmed with COVID-19, 33 have died.

The following graph shows only the most severe cases in the province, featuring the numbers and ages of people who’ve gone to hospital, who’ve been admitted to ICU, and those who have died.

This graph shows that Central Albertans have been the most fortunate so far.  With 77 cases, just 16 Central Albertans per 100,000 have been confirmed with COVID-19 up to April 17.  The Southern Alberta zone actually has fewer cases (68), but with fewer people, that zone reports 22 cases per 100,000 population.  Calgary is having the toughest go.  With 1673 cases reported as of April 17, the rate of cases per 100,000 people is just a hair under 100.

Here are the total numbers for the province.

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After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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RCMP release surveillance photos of suspects in Sylvan Lake shooting

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News release from Sylvan Lake RCMP

Sylvan Lake RCMP investigate shooting 

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on Lake Shore Drive in Sylvan Lake on June 16, 2022, that left a 37-year old male with injuries. The RCMP is now at stage where they are able to release surveillance photos of the suspects and are asking for the public assistance. One of the suspects are believed to go by the nickname Louis.

Suspect 1 is described as:

  • Male
  • 6 feet tall
  • Dark skin
  • Slim build
  • Dreadlock style hair
  • Grey hat

Suspect 2 is described as:

  • Male
  • 6 feet tall
  • Dark skin
  • Beard
  • Short hair
  • Grey clothing.

If you have information about this incident or those responsible please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-887-3333 If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

sSylvan Lake RCMP are asking for witnesses to this incident, or those that might have cell phone, dashcam, or surveillance to come forward. If you have any information about this occurrence or those responsible, please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-887-3333 If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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With hail storms this size it’s a miracle no one was killed

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Monday, August 1st will be a day hundreds of Albertans will never forget.  The hail storm that devastated an area of Central Alberta resulted in a series of terrifying experiences for motorists on the QE II, especially around Antler Hill, just north of Innisfail. This is a map of the area most affected by the largest hail stones most have seen in their lifetimes.

Yes we’ve all heard people talk about “baseball” or “tennis ball” sized hail in the past.  In this case, those comparisons are simply too small!

Now you can imagine how terrifying it must have been to be caught driving on the QE II south of Red Deer and north of Innisfail during this storm on Monday, August 1st.  Here’s what that felt like, courtesy of Gibran Marquez as posted on the Facebook Page Alberta Storm Reports

This couple was remarkably calm considering the battering they were experiencing!

 

The immediate aftermath.

 

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