Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
In intensive
Deaths Tests
People tested
Table updated May 5. Numbers accurate as of end of day May 4.
*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 1,252,221 - - - - 24,399 - -
In Alberta 200,924
(2,271 on May 4)
24,156 174,666 666 146 2,102 4,243,889
(20,494 on May 4)
Calgary zone 80,396 10,288 69,469 246 60 639 - -
Edmonton zone 70,506 6,098 63,363 230 54 1,045 - -
Central zone 17,320 2,888 14,295 63 9 137 - -
South zone 10,932 1,280 9,532 39 6 120 - -
North zone 21,726 3,570 17,995 88 17 161 - -
Unknown 44 32 12 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 monitoring for variant strains of COVID-19 that have a higher infection rate.

  • New variant cases identified: 903 on May 4
  • Active variant cases: 14,358  (59.4% of active cases)

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 April 26 to May 2 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 1.12 (1.10-1.14)
  • Edmonton Zone: 0.99 (0.95-1.02)
  • Calgary Zone: 1.16 (1.13-1.19)
  • Rest of Alberta: 1.18 (1.14-1.21)

COVID-19 R values will be 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: May 4

    Acute care facilities

    • Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital
    • Fort Vermilion St. Theresa General Hospital

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Gardens at Emerald Park, Grande Prairie
    • Hillcrest Lodge, Barrhead
    • Pleasant Valley Lodge, Athabasca
    • Spruce View Lodge, Whitecourt

    Other facilities and settings

    • Bethel Happy Daycare Beacon Hill, Fort McMurray
    • Canadian Brew House, Grande Prairie
    • Cenovus Sunrise Lodge, Fort Mckay
    • Civeo Lynx Lodge, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNOOC Long Lake, Anzac
    • CNRL Albian, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Horizon, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Jackfish, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Costco, Grande Prairie
    • County of Grande Prairie office, Clairmont
    • Explore and Discover Child Care Centre, Hinton
    • Happy House Daycare (north location), Cold Lake
    • Joly’s Your Independent Grocer, Fort McMurray
    • Kearl Lake work site, Fort Mckay
    • MEG Energy, Conklin
    • Michels Canada, Valleyview
    • MMA Silin Forest Campus, Fort McMurray
    • North American Construction Group (Ruth Lake), Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • North Star Ford, Fort McMurray
    • Oilsands Industrial Lodge, Fort Mackay
    • Reed Energy Group Inc., Grande Prairie
    • Rosenau Transport, Clairmont
    • Royal Camp Services, Grande Prairie
    • Salvation Army Shelter, Fort McMurray
    • Stepping Stones South Daycare, Grande Prairie
    • Suncor base plant, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Firebag, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Fort Hills, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Mackay River, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Sunshine Community Day Home, Fort McMurray
    • Syncrude Aurora, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • The Grocery People, High Level
    • Tipton’s Your Independent Grocer, Athabasca
    • Walmart, Grande Prairie
    • Worley Cord, Hinton
    • YMCA Eagle Ridge Care Centre, Fort McMurray
  • Edmonton zone

    Last updated: May 4

    Acute care facilities

    • Grey Nuns Community Hospital
    • Leduc Community Hospital
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital
    • Sturgeon Community Hospital
    • Westview Health Centre – Stony Plain

    Long term care facilities

    • Capital Care Grandview, Edmonton
    • Capital Care Norwood, Edmonton
    • Covenant Health St. Joseph’s, Edmonton
    • Covenant Care St. Thomas, Edmonton
    • Robin Hood Association Aspen Village, Sherwood Park

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Ambrose Place, Edmonton
    • Chartwell Emerald Hills, Sherwood Park
    • Mirka Care Services, Edmonton
    • Pleasantview Place Lodge, Edmonton
    • Roozen Family Hospice Centre, Edmonton
    • Shepherd’s Care Foundation Vanguard, Edmonton
    • Touchmark at Wedgewood, Edmonton

    Other facilities and settings

    • Amazon, Nisku
    • Brightpath Windermere, Edmonton
    • Brightpath Leduc
    • Bright Start Daycare and Out of School Care, Edmonton
    • Canada Cartage, Edmonton
    • ClearStream Wear Technologies, Sherwood Park
    • CN Rail Walker Yard, Edmonton
    • Costco (Winterburn Road), Edmonton
    • Discovery Dance Studio, Edmonton
    • Edmonton Remand Centre
    • Fort Saskatchewan Boys & Girls Club
    • Friendly Frog Daycare, Edmonton
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Heritage Hills Montessori Child Development, Sherwood Park
    • Hospitals and Community Daycare, Edmonton
    • Inglewood Child Learning Centre, Edmonton
    • Leduc Centre of Hope
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Edmonton
    • MakLoc Buildings Inc, Nisku
    • Nerval Corporation, Edmonton
    • Olive Tree Learning Centre, Sherwood Park
    • Onec Construction Inc., Fort Saskatchewan
    • Poundmaker Lodge Treatment Centre, Sturgeon
    • Private day homes (2), Edmonton
    • Saputo Dairy Products, Edmonton
    • Seden Centre for Child Development, Sherwood Park
    • Sigis Childcare Society Larose, St. Albert
    • Stahl Peterbilt, Edmonton
    • Tender Touch Daycare, Edmonton
    • The Little Potato Company, Edmonton
    • The Meadows Early Learning and Child Care, Edmonton
    • Tiny Hoppers Summerside, Edmonton
    • TransAlta Keephills, Parkland County
    • YMCA Clareview Child Care, Edmonton
  • Central zone

    Last updated: April 30

    Acute care facilities

    • Drumheller Health Centre

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society, Red Deer
    • Drumheller Institution
    • Private group home, Red Deer
    • Providence Place Daysland
    • Royal Oak Village, Lacombe
    • The West Park Lodge, Red Deer

    Other facilities and settings

    • Bowden Institution, Red Deer County
    • Canadian Premium Meats, Lacombe
    • First Baptist Church, Olds
    • iRecover Treatment Centre, Tees
    • Indoor sport event, Camrose
    • Home Hardware Western distribution centre, Wetaskiwin
    • Kids 3 Blackfalds
    • Lacombe Pentecostal Church
    • Lakeland College, Vermillion
    • Olymel, Red Deer
    • Prairie College, Three Hills
    • Sundial Growers, Olds
    • Vantage Builders, Vegreville
  • Calgary zone

    Last updated: May 4

    Acute care facilities

    • Foothills Medical Centre

    Long term care facilities

    • Agape Hospice, Calgary
    • Agecare Glenmore, Calgary
    • Agecare Skypointe, Calgary
    • Bethany Airdrie
    • Bethany Harvest Hills, Calgary
    • Bow Crest Care Centre, Calgary
    • Carewest Colonel Belcher, Calgary
    • Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Calgary
    • Carewest George Boyack, Calgary
    • Extendicare Hillcrest, Calgary
    • Willow Creek Continuing Care, Claresholm

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Agecare Walden Heights, Calgary
    • Arbour Lake Retirement Residence, Calgary
    • Bethany Didsbury
    • Cambridge Manor, Calgary
    • Canyon Meadows Retirement Residence, Calgary
    • Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Calgary
    • Grande Avenue Village Retirement Home, Cochrane
    • Intercare Brentwood Care Centre, Calgary
    • Origin at Spring Creek, Canmore
    • Peter Coyle Place, Calgary
    • Revera The Edgemont, Calgary
    • Ridgestone Lodge, Calgary
    • Silvera Aspen Lodge, Calgary
    • St. Theresa Place, Calgary
    • United Active Living at Fish Creek, Calgary
    • United Active Living Garrison Green, Calgary

    Other facilities and settings

    • Active Start Childcare Country Hills Centre, Calgary
    • Active Start Childcare Sage Hill Centre, Calgary
    • Advantage Ford, Calgary
    • Alpha House, Calgary
    • Alpine Montessori Children’s Centre, Calgary
    • Amazon Sort Centre, Rocky View County
    • Baymag, Exshaw
    • Bison Transport, Rocky View County
    • Bow Cycle, Calgary
    • BrightPath Airdrie South
    • Calgary Alpha House
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre
    • Canada Cartage, Calgary
    • Cargill Case Ready, Calgary
    • Cargill Foods, High River
    • Carpenter Canada Co., Calgary
    • Cemrock Concrete and Construction, Calgary
    • Child Enrichment Centre, Calgary
    • Costco Heritage Gate, Calgary
    • CP Rail – Alyth Yard, Calgary
    • Craft Beer Market (10th Ave.), Calgary
    • Creative Learning Centre Daycare and Preschool (Canyon Meadows Dr.), Calgary
    • Crossfield Montessori Childcare, Crossfield
    • Dafco Filtration Group, Calgary
    • DHL Supply Chain, Calgary
    • Discovery Childcare, Calgary
    • Domino’s distribution service, Calgary
    • Earls Kitchen & Bar (Dalhousie Dr. NW), Calgary
    • Early Discoveries Nursery School, Calgary
    • Engineered Air (Hastings Crescent), Calgary
    • Excel Homes, Calgary
    • Honey Bear Day Care and Montessori Centre, Calgary
    • Hudson’s Tap House (5th St. SW), Calgary
    • Kids & Company (Britannia), Calgary
    • Kids & Company (Evanston), Calgary
    • Kids U – McKnight, Calgary
    • La Societe Pommes de Reinette Daycare NE, Calgary
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Calgary
    • Little Roots Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Little Scholars Daycare & Preschool, Calgary
    • Little Steps Preschool, Airdrie
    • Little Treasures Inglewood, Calgary
    • Mahogany Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Magic Mountain Daycare (Crossings), Airdrie
    • Magic Mountain Daycare (Kings Heights), Airdrie
    • Mahogany Scholars Preschool, Calgary
    • Moose Hotel and Suites, Banff
    • Mount Royal University Child Care Centre (2227 58 Ave.), Calgary
    • Mt. Norquay Ski Resort, Banff
    • National on 10th, Calgary
    • National on 17th, Calgary
    • Pinkwood Ltd., Calgary
    • Ply Gem Building Products, Calgary
    • Private day home, Calgary
    • Private gathering, Calgary
    • Proof Cocktail Bar, Calgary
    • Renfrew Chrysler, Calgary
    • Rumble Boxing Studio, Calgary
    • Saddleridge Daycare, Calgary
    • Scott Springfield Manufacturing, Calgary
    • Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick, Calgary
    • Simon House Recovery Centre, Calgary
    • Southside Victory Church, Calgary
    • Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Banff
    • The Keg Steakhouse and Bar (Crowfoot), Calgary
    • Thornhill Child Care Centre (Bowness Montgomery), Calgary
    • Thornhill Child Care Centre (Centre St.), Calgary
    • Walmart Northland Store, Calgary
    • Walmart Supercentre, Cochrane
    • Wee Wild Ones, Calgary
    • Whitecap Resources, Calgary
    • Ultra-lite Doors, Calgary
    • University of Calgary men’s hockey team
    • UPS (Aero Dr.), Calgary
  • South zone

    Last updated: May 4

    Acute care facilities

    • Chinook Regional Hospital
    • Raymond Health Centre

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Bethesda Care Home, Picture Butte
    • Blue Sky Lodge, Lethbridge
    • Edenbridge Family Services, Lethbridge
    • Good Samaritan Lee Crest, Cardston
    • Good Samaritan Linden View, Taber
    • Martha’s House, Lethbridge
    • REDI group home, Medicine Hat
    • Rehoboth Starlight House, Lethbridge
    • Southern Alberta Community Living Association, Lethbridge
    • Sunny South Lodge, Coaldale

    Other facilities and settings

    • Blackfoot Family Lodge Society, Lethbridge
    • Busy Butterflies Daycare, Lethbridge
    • Crayon Academy, Medicine Hat
    • Kingdom Kids Christian Child Care, Lethbridge
    • Lethbridge Alpha House
    • Private day home, Lethbridge
    • Structural Truss Systems, Fort Macleod
    • Trinity Reformed Church, Lethbridge

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

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.