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Okotoks area COVID-19 update

Covid-19

Following is an update for active COVID-19 cases in the Okotoks area as of 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 according to Alberta government statistics.

Town of Okotoks  — 15

Foothills County — 17

High River — 8

There were a total of 273 new cases identified in the province over the past 24 hours bringing the total of active cases in Alberta to 4,675.

Currently, there are 324 patients hospitalized with COVID, 53 of whom are in ICU.

The province announced 173,539 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Feb. 21. To date, 69,362 Albertans have been fully immunized with two doses.

Albertans 75 or older, as well as those not yet that age but born on any date in 1946, can book their vaccine appointments online as of Feb. 24 at the following link https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx.

Premier Jason Kenney announced new public health measures on Dec. 8 to see them click here. 

A lessening of restrictions to allow limited services to personal services businesses, such as hair salons by appointment only, began on Jan. 18.

The Premier introduced the step-by-step Path Forward for restrictions to ease as hospitalizations drop below a specific threshold.

Step one of the easing of restrictions, which has met the criteria of less than 600 hospitalizations, started on Feb. 8 with the easing of restrictions on dine-in at restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as on personal training. Click here for more information on the Path Forward.