Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
In intensive
Deaths Tests
People tested
Table updated June 18. Numbers accurate as of end of day June 17.
*Active cases include both community cases and hospitalizations
**Zone of current hospitalization and current ICU admission based on location of hospitalization, not zone of patient residence.
***ICU cases are a subset of those in hospital.
In Canada 1,406,377 - - - - 26,015 - -
In Alberta 231,132
(124 on June 17)
2,336 226,513 237 58 2,283 4,630,314
(5,574 on June 17)
Calgary zone 94,026 1,049 92,284 117 28 693 - -
Edmonton zone 77,583 486 75,996 58 18 1,101 - -
Central zone 20,694 253 20,276 23 6 165 - -
South zone 12,467 83 12,251 14 1 133 - -
North zone 26,352 465 25,696 25 5 191 - -
Unknown 10 0 10 0 0 0 - -

COVID-19 statistics

See aggregate statistics on cases in Alberta, including age range, sex and characteristics.

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Variant cases

Alberta is screening all positive cases for variant strains of COVID-19.

  • New variant cases identified: 156 on June 17
  • Active variant cases: 1,749

Screening in May focused on a sample of positive cases so active variant cases should not be considered representative of total COVID-19 cases at this time.

Case numbers are updated daily. View more variant stats on the interactive data app.

COVID-19 R values

The R value, also known as the reproduction number, describes whether cases are currently increasing, decreasing or staying the same. It tells us average number of people that someone with COVID-19 will infect.

For example, if the R value is:

  • at 1, then an infected person will infect one other person, on average
  • below 1, it means the rate of transmission was decreasing during that period
  • above 1, the transmission rate was increasing

R values from June 7 to June 13 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 0.76 (0.72-0.80)
  • Edmonton Zone: 0.65 (0.58-0.73)
  • Calgary Zone: 0.79 (0.72-0.85)
  • Rest of Alberta: 0.80 (0.73-0.87)

COVID-19 R values are updated weekly.

Outbreaks in Alberta

  • Acute care and continuing care facilities (including group homes) are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred.
  • Prisons, correctional facilities, shelters and child care settings are listed when there are 5 or more cases.
  • All other non-healthcare workplaces, events, public settings (restaurants, salons and gyms) and sports activities are listed when there are 10 or more cases.
  • Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified, so not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.
  • This list is for general information purposes and should not be used to guide public health decision-making.

Outbreak locations by zone

  • Outbreak information is updated on Tuesdays and Fridays each week.
  • Case numbers for outbreaks at specific sites are not provided online because they change rapidly and often.
  • North zone

    Last updated: June 18

    Acute care facilities

    • Athabasca Healthcare Centre
    • Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Dr. W.R. Keir Continuing Care Centre, Barrhead
    • Hillcrest Lodge, Barrhead
    • Stone Brook Lodge, Grimshaw

    Other facilities and settings

    • 4 Wing Military Family Resource Centre Childcare, Cold Lake
    • Arc Resources, Grande Prairie
    • Cenovus Christina Lake, Lac La Biche
    • Cenovus Sunrise Lodge, Fort Mckay
    • Civeo Athabasca, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Civeo McClelland Lake Lodge, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNOOC Long Lake, Anzac
    • CNRL Albian, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Horizon, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Happy House Daycare, Cold Lake
    • Imperial Oil, Cold Lake
    • Kearl Lake work site, Fort Mckay
    • MEG Energy, Conklin
    • Mercer Peace River
    • Private dayhome, High Level
    • RCCC West Kakwa Lodge, Grande Prairie
    • Salvation Army Shelter, Fort McMurray
    • Suncor base plant, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Firebag, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Fort Hills, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Syncrude Aurora, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Tolko Industries, High Level
    • Walmart, Fort McMurray
    • Walmart, Grande Prairie
    • Wapasu Creek Lodge, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • West Fraser Blue Ridge Lumber Manufacturing, Blue Ridge
    • Wood Buffalo Municipality
  • Edmonton zone

    Last updated: June 18

    Acute care facilities

    • University of Alberta Hospital

    Long term care facilities

    • Covenant Health St. Joseph’s, Edmonton
    • Jasper Place Continuing Care Centre, Edmonton
    • Salem Manor, Leduc

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • GEF Ottewel Place Lodge, Edmonton
    • Kiwanis Place Lodge, Edmonton

    Other facilities and settings

    • Amazon, Nisku
    • Aurora Cannabis, Edmonton
    • Blue Quill Montessori Daycare, Edmonton
    • Costco (91 St. location), Edmonton
    • Happy Hands Dayhome, Edmonton
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex – CUB unit, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex – Kiewit, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex – Polypropylene unit, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Ideal Daycare, Edmonton
    • Ideal West Daycare, Edmonton
    • Kidlets Daycare Preschool & OSC, Edmonton
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Edmonton
    • Private gathering, Carvel
    • Sigis JJ Nearing Childcare, St. Albert
    • Silent-Aire, Sherwood Park
    • Suncor Edmonton refinery, Sherwood Park
    • The Little Potato Company, Edmonton
    • UPS Customer Centre, Edmonton
    • Webber Greens Daycare, Edmonton
  • Central zone

    Last updated: June 18

    Acute care facilities

    • Killam Health Centre

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Eckville Manor House, Eckville
    • Private group home, Red Deer

    Other facilities and settings

    • Points West Living, Wetaskiwin
    • Private gathering, Ma Me O Beach
    • Red Deer Remand Centre
  • Calgary zone

    Last updated: June 18

    Acute care facilities

    • Foothills Medical Centre
    • South Health Campus

    Long term care facilities

    • Carewest Garrison Green, Calgary
    • Carewest George Boyack, Calgary
    • Carewest Signal Pointe, Calgary

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Holy Cross Manor, Calgary
    • Strafford Foundation Tudor Manor, Okotoks
    • Swan Evergreen Village, Calgary
    • The Mustard Seed, 1010 Building, Calgary
    • United Active Living Garrison Green, Calgary
    • Whitehorn Village, Calgary

    Other facilities and settings

    • 2000 Days Daycare, Calgary
    • 7-Eleven Food Centre, Calgary
    • A&W (Signal Hill Centre), Calgary
    • A Child’s View Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Aladdin Day Care, Calgary
    • Alpine Montessori Childcare Centre, Calgary
    • Amazon Sort Centre, Rocky View County
    • Bison Transport, Rocky View County
    • BrightPath Southwood East, Calgary
    • Brightpath Woodlands, Calgary
    • Calgary Cancer Centre construction worksite
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre
    • Calgary French and International School Daycare
    • Calgary Remand Centre
    • Cargill Case Ready, Calgary
    • Cargill Foods, High River
    • Cemrock Concrete and Construction, Calgary
    • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling, Calgary
    • Cukin Bilingual Day Home, Calgary
    • FedEx Shipping Centre, Calgary
    • Fledglings Educare Centre, Calgary
    • Fresh Direct Produce, Calgary
    • Graham Construction – Templemont site, Calgary
    • Home Depot Chinook, Calgary
    • Home Depot Distribution Centre, Calgary
    • Jump’n Jellybeans Daycare, Airdrie
    • Kids & Company (Evanston), Calgary
    • Kidsland Daycare (McKenzie), Calgary
    • Kids U – West 75th, Calgary
    • La Societe Pommes de Reinette Daycare NE, Calgary
    • Little Metis Daycare, Calgary
    • Matrix Logistics Services, Calgary
    • Mt. Norquay Ski Resort, Banff
    • Pacekids Program, Calgary
    • Ply Gem Building Products, Calgary
    • Purple Potamus Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten Skyview, Calgary
    • Walmart Logistics, Balzac
    • Walmart Logistics Centre, Calgary
    • Walmart Supercentre, Airdrie
    • Wing Kei Montesorri, Calgary
    • Winners Signal Hill, Calgary
    • Wonder World Dayhome, Calgary
    • University of Calgary men’s hockey team
  • South zone

    Last updated: June 18

    Other facilities and settings

    • Canadian Pacific Railway, Medicine Hat
    • Lethbridge Alpha House

Cases in K-12 schools

The school status map shows the current status of COVID-19 cases in K to 12 schools across Alberta.

See the K-12 school status map

Modelling and projections

Health system update – May 2021

In May 2021, Alberta updated Albertans on health system capacity during the third wave of the pandemic. Of particular concern was ICU occupancy and the health system’s ability to respond to rising admissions provincewide.

As well, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health shared facts on common COVID-19 myths related to the virus and the pandemic response.

Variant projections

Several new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented over the last few months. Of particular concern are two variants with higher infection rates that were first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Alberta developed projections of the UK variant to demonstrate how it could spread rapidly if strong measures are not in place to limit in-person interactions and transmission. This variant was chosen as more data is currently available.

Modelling planning scenarios

In April 2020, Alberta used modelling to demonstrate potential COVID-19 case trends during the summer months. This helped us make decisions and prepare hospitals to care for critical and acute patients as we learned how to better treat and prevent the virus.

The scenarios in the models did not become a reality in Alberta, and the province’s hospitalization rate continues to be much lower than the estimate in the low scenario.

Alberta now has months of data and experience to inform our ongoing response to COVID-19. No updated models are being planned at this time.