Alberta reports 12 COVID-19 deaths, 811 new cases

Grant Boone
January 11, 2021

Sunday's coronavirus update also saw New Zealand record its first case of a South African strain of Covid-19 after earlier finding cases of the United Kingdom strain had got in.

The twin peaks, arriving six and eight days after a major holiday, appear to confirm the concerns expressed by epidemiologists, public health experts and health care leaders throughout December: Getting too close to each other during the holidays will come at a bad cost in the new year.

Another 12 people were reported to have died from COVID-19 on Sunday, following a record-high 31 on Saturday.

On Thursday, the USA topped 4,000 deaths in a single day, recording 4,085, according to Johns Hopkins University.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, since the beginning of initial reports of Covid-19 last spring, the Sheriff's Office Administration has worked closely with local, state, and regional authorities to adopt best practices within the facility.

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The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by almost 5,200 since the end of September. The county has recorded 8 COVID-related deaths.

Out of the state's total staffed intensive care unit beds (1,190), approximately 81.9% (975) were occupied by patients Friday.

The American Hospital Association estimates that the nation would need to vaccinate 1.8 million people a day, every day, from January 1 to May 31, to reach the goal of having widespread immunity by the summer. Of 21.4 million doses distributed, about 5.9 million have been administered, or just under 28%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospital has had at least 21 COVID patients in its care since December 21, reaching a peak of 31 patients on both this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

The case rate per 100,000 people over two weeks must decline by 10% compared to the previous two weeks. Hospitalizations did drop slightly to 132,370 on Thursday.

The county has reported nine days of at least 1,000 new cases, but hasn't posted one since this time last week. That's 72 more than the previous record set on New Year's Eve. The college has had a total of 110 cases across its three campuses since August 17.

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