Airdrie is slowly seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, as it reported 14 active cases as of July 19, compared to four active cases two weeks ago.
Since the start of the pandemic, 3,839 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the city – 3,806 Airdronians have recovered from the virus and sadly, 19 local individuals have died, according to airdrie.ca.
Provincially, Alberta sits at 605 active cases, with 98 people currently in hospital, and 27 people requiring intensive care. Since the start of the pandemic, 2,318 Albertans have died as a result of COVID-19. As of July 19, 74.2 per cent of eligible Airdronians have received their first dose, while the provincial rate is 74.8 per cent. Additionally, 56.9 per cent of eligible Airdronians have been fully vaccinated.
According to a CBC report, vaccine numbers in Alberta have plateaued – July 18 saw the fewest first dose administrations since February, when vaccine supplies were restricted to certain demographics.
Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to enter the country without having to quarantine, beginning Aug. 9, according to a recent announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while travellers from other countries that have had two jabs will be permitted entry as of Sept. 7. However, Canadians will not be able to enter the U.S. until Aug. 21.
Public health restrictions ended on July 1 and have continued to diminish, as the government announced on July 13 that the two-stage process to eliminate remaining restrictions in continuing care facilities was in the works.