The interactive data map on Alberta.ca/covid19 recently showed a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ponoka or Ponoka County, but no further details will be released by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
As of 9 a.m. on April 28, the map still showed one recovered case of COVID-19 in Ponoka, and one active in the town or county.
“In order to protect patient confidentiality we don’t provide any further details other than what is reported,” said Melissa Ballantyne, senior communications advisor for AHS central zone.
“We also don’t share specifics about the way a case contracted the illness, such as community transmission or travel, beyond the provincial snapshot Dr. Hinshaw shares.”
Alberta.ca/covid19 has information such as the number of confirmed cases by zone and overall, aggregate data of all the cases in Alberta that include the gender and age range of those infected, but that data is not broken down by zone.
The government reported 306 new cases on April 22, bringing the total to 3,401 confirmed cases in the province. Of those, 1,310 have recovered. To date, 113, 499 tests have been completed in Alberta.
As of April 22, there were 79 confirmed cases in the central zone, accounting for just two per cent of the total cases in the province.