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COVID-19 in Central Alberta


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The province of Alberta has made information on the COVID-19 virus available to Albertans at [email protected]

The map provided shows that as of Monday, March 23, there were 5 cases in “Red Deer – East”, 4 cases in “Red Deer – South West”, and 0 cases in “Red Deer – North West”

Here’s the provincial breakdown of cases.

Calgary Zone18862
Central Zone176
Edmonton Zone6823
North Zone196
South Zone83

This map shows the 17 cases in Central Alberta consist of the 9 cases in Red Deer, 1 in Red Deer County, 1 in Olds, 1 in Innisfail, 1 in Wetaskiwin County, 1 in Camrose County, 1 in Innisfail, and 2 in Jasper.

This graph shows the age and gender of the people who tested positive.  In Central Alberta region those who tested positive are between 20 and 80 years old.  The largest single group is males between 25 and 34 years old.  So far, no children in Central Alberta have tested positive, though some could be carriers who have shown no symptoms.


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Central Alberta

COVID outbreak in Wainwright area boosts Central Alberta numbers

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Images from the Province of Alberta  

Covid-19 cases in Alberta are on a downward trend over the last week, but a big bump in cases in the MD of Wainwright has lead to an increase in active cases as of August 6.  There are 224 active cases in Central Alberta.  Just 66 new cases have been diagnosed in the last week (July 31-August 6).  Almost 40 of those were from the Wainwright area.

Beaver County at 65, Starland County at 60, and Wainwright area at 45 account for 170 out of the 224 cases in Central Alberta.  Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown in cases including the 8 municipalities with no cases at all.

Central Alberta Communities – Active Cases
  1. Beaver County – 65
  2. Starland County – 60
  3. MD of Wainwright – 45
  4. Red Deer – 12
  5. Flagstaff County – 6
  6. Settler County – 5
  7. Lacombe County – 5
  8. Drumheller – 4
  9. Red Deer County – 4
  10. Kneehill County – 4
  11. Paintearth County – 3
  12. Vermillion River County – 3
  13. Camrose – 2
  14. Sylvan Lake – 2
  15. Special Areas 2 – 1
  16. Provost County – 1
  17. Lacombe – 1
  18. Camrose County – 1
  19. Mountain View County – 0
  20. Clearwater County – 0
  21. Wetaskiwin – 0
  22. Olds – 0
  23. Ponoka County – 0
  24. Two Hills County – 0
  25. Wetaskiwin County- 0
  26. Minburn County – 0
  27. Special Areas 4 – 0

In the City of Red Deer there are 10 active cases.  3 in “North” Red Deer, 2 in “South-West” Red Deer, and 7 in Red Deer – East.


Here are the total number of cases for the entire province including all the recoveries.

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City of Red Deer

Red Deer City Council to take a fresh look at mandatory mask usage

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From the City of Red Deer

Update to statement from Mayor Tara Veer, on behalf of City Council, on mask usage in Red Deer

“The mandatory use of masks continues to be a topic of conversation as we all respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic.In accordance with my statement, on behalf of The City, on July 24, the ongoing discussions of mask usage may be continually revisited at any time given fluctuating case numbers in the city and region along with new direction from the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. This week the Government of Alberta announced the guidelines around mandatory mask usage in schools and on school buses as schools reopen this fall.

As such, City administration is preparing a report for the August 17 Council meeting which will include updates on Provincial direction and local considerations. The administrative report will be available on The City’s website on or after August 13.”

July 24, 2020

Statement from Mayor Tara Veer, on behalf of City Council, on mask usage in Red Deer

“The mandatory use of masks continues to be a topic of conversation in communities across Alberta and around Canada as we all respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Alberta has indicated that they do not have province wide plans for mandatory masking and have left the decision to municipalities to make decisions based on their local situation.

The City continues to follow the number of cases in Red Deer and the Central Zone health region very closely. The recent uptick in cases in the region is concerning and serves as a reminder of the importance of following all public health orders to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. At this time, given current case numbers within the city, The City of Red Deer is not considering implementing mandatory masking in Red Deer, however this may be revisited at any time given fluctuating case numbers in the city and region along with direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

We are asking our citizens and businesses to follow health and safety protocols on a voluntary basis and for the safety of others. Mask use continues to be strongly recommended, particularly indoors, when physical distancing of two metres from people outside your cohort group is not possible. The Province has made masks available in a number of places across Alberta, free of charge, and The City of Red Deer received masks to hand out for free to transit users. There are also masks available at City recreation facilities for scheduled users to help elevate voluntary public participation in City amenities.

Implementing a mandatory masking policy in public spaces needs to be considered with other health orders and in context with the overall local severity of the pandemic. The caseload in the region is absolutely critical to The City’s consideration of implementing a mandatory mask policy. As such, we continue to have discussions with other local leaders within the Central Zone health region to ensure our decisions are cohesive as we all access the same healthcare services.”

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august, 2020

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