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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 June 9 according to Alberta government statistics.

Town of Okotoks  — 37

Foothills County — 14

High River — 7

There were a total of 313 new cases identified in the province over the past 24 hours bringing the total of active cases in Alberta to 4,204.

Currently, there are 329 patients hospitalized with COVID, 83 of whom are in ICU.

Premier Jason Kenney announced his reopening plan during a May 26 press conference, introducing a three step province-wide plan towards eased restrictions based on hospitalizations numbers and the percentage of vaccinations among the eligible population.

Step 1 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan opened on June 1.

More information on the current public health measures can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

Vaccine rollout

The Province announced 3,157,862 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of June 8. To date, 598,139 Albertans have been fully immunized with two doses, representing 15.7 per cent of the eligible population. Thus far, 67.72per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose as well as 57.3 per cent of the population.

Regional vaccine data available from the province indicates that in the Okotoks-Priddis region 57.4 per cent of the population (66.4 of the 12+ eligible population) has received at least one dose of the vaccine, in the High River region that number is 53.6 per cent (61.2 of the 12+ eligible population) and in Black Diamond the figure is at 51.5 per cent (58.9 of the 12+ eligible population).

As of May 10, all Albertans born in 2009 or earlier are eligible to book for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Premier Kenney introduced the plan for second doses of the vaccine to the general population with those who received their first dose in March eligible to book a second dose as of June 1. Those who got a first shot in April can book a second dose as of June 14 and those who received the first shot in May can book as of June 28. 

The full list of who's eligible can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

More information on vaccine appointments is available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17295.aspx