Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
In intensive
Deaths Tests
People tested
Table updated Feb. 27. Numbers accurate as of end of day Feb. 26.
*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 861,887 - - - - 21,921 - -
In Alberta 133,203
(415 on Feb. 26)
4,546 126,774 262 51 1,883 3,404,838
(7,761 on Feb. 26)
Calgary zone 50,990 1,545 48,866 96 13 579 - -
Edmonton zone 53,650 926 51,756 72 18 968 - -
Central zone 10,150 702 9,337 34 11 111 - -
South zone 6,482 314 6,078 27 7 90 - -
North zone 11,823 1,044 10,644 33 2 135 - -
Unknown 108 15 93 0 0 0 - -

COVID-19 statistics

The interactive data application provides 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. Case numbers are updated daily.

Location B.1.1.7 (UK variant) B.1.351 (South African variant) Total
In Alberta 393
(30 on Feb. 26)
8 401
Calgary Zone 169 6 175
Edmonton Zone 135 2 137
Central Zone 85 0 85
South Zone 0 0 0
North Zone 4 0 4
Table updated Feb. 27.

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 February 15 to 21 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 1.03 (0.98-1.07)
  • Edmonton Zone: 0.93 (0.84-1.02)
  • Calgary Zone: 0.95 (0.88-1.02)
  • Rest of Alberta: 1.13 (1.06-1.20)

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, child care settings, work camps, food processing and manufacturing facilities and public settings (restaurants, salons, gyms) are listed when there are 5 or more cases.
  • Events, sports activities and other workplaces (like office buildings) 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.

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

    Acute care facilities

    • Athabasca Healthcare Centre
    • Boyle Healthcare Centre
    • Grimshaw/Berwyn and District Community Health Centre
    • Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie
    • Valleyview Health Centre

    Long term care facilities

    • Extendicare Bonnyville
    • Grande Prairie Care Centre
    • William J. Cadzow - Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre, Auxiliary

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Heritage Lodge, Grande Prairie
    • Points West Living, Peace River
    • Private group home, Grande Prairie
    • Signature Support Services, Grande Prairie

    Other facilities and settings

    • Care Human Services, Grande Prairie
    • Cenovus Foster Creek, Cold Lake
    • CNRL Albian, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Horizon, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Kirby, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Imperial Oil, Cold Lake
    • Legacy Childcare, Slave Lake
    • Kearl Lake work site, Fort Mckay
    • Knowledge Tree Childcare Centre, Valleyview
    • McCullough Centre, Gunn
    • North American Construction Group, Fort McMurray
    • Northern Addictions Centre, Grande Prairie
    • Peace River Correctional Centre
    • Rotary House, Grande Prairie
    • Shell Gold Creek, Grande Prairie
    • St. Lawrence Centre, Grande Prairie
    • Suncor base plant, 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, Grande Prairie
    • YMCA Eagle Ridge child care, Fort McMurray
  • Edmonton zone

    Acute care facilities

    • Misericordia Community Hospital
    • Sturgeon Community Hospital, St. Albert

    Long term care facilities

    • Aspen House, Morinville
    • Capital Care Norwood, Edmonton
    • Capital Care Strathcona, Sherwood Park
    • Covenant Health St. Joseph’s, Edmonton
    • Covenant Health Youville Home, St. Albert
    • Extendicare Eaux Claires, Edmonton
    • Extendicare Leduc
    • Grand Manor, Edmonton
    • Hardisty Care Centre, Edmonton
    • Jasper Place Continuing Care Centre, Edmonton
    • Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home, Edmonton
    • Laurier House Lynnwood, Edmonton
    • Miller Crossing Care Centre, Edmonton
    • Rivercrest Care Centre, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Shepherd’s Care Eden House, Edmonton

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Chartwell Heritage Valley, Edmonton
    • Crystal Lily Homes, Edmonton
    • Devonshire Village, Edmonton
    • Emmanuel Home, Edmonton
    • Garneau Hall, Edmonton
    • Lifestyle Options Terra Losa, Edmonton
    • LoSeCa Foundation private group home, St. Albert
    • Private group homes (3), Edmonton
    • Shepherd’s Care Vanguard, Edmonton
    • St. Thomas Health Centre, Edmonton
    • Summerwood Village Retirement Residence, Sherwood Park
    • Villa Marguerite, Edmonton

    Other facilities and settings

    • Acat Metal Drilling, Edmonton
    • Amazon warehouse, Edmonton
    • Bunzi Canada, Edmonton
    • Children of the World Daycare, Edmonton
    • CN Rail Walker Yard, Edmonton
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • Edmonton Institution
    • Edmonton Remand Centre
    • Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre
    • Gemini Machineworks Inc., Nisku
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Edmonton
    • Logican Technologies, Edmonton
    • McDonald’s Harvest Pointe, Edmonton
    • Stepping Stones Kensington Child Development Centre, Edmonton
    • Tipaskin Educational Daycare and Out of School Care, Edmonton
    • Tot Spot Academy, St. Albert
    • Walmart Tamarack, Edmonton
    • YMCA William Lutsky child care, Edmonton
  • Central zone

    Long term care facilities

    • Bethany Meadows, Camrose
    • Vermilion Health Centre

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Doreen Johnson House, Wetaskiwin
    • Drumheller Institution
    • Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer
    • Michener Services, Red Deer
    • Parkland group home, Red Deer
    • Private group home, Red Deer
    • Providence Place Daysland, Daysland
    • Revera Aspen Ridge, Red Deer
    • Seasons Camrose
    • Sunset Manor, Innisfail

    Other facilities and settings

    • College Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lacombe
    • Love, Fun & Learning Day Home, Red Deer
    • Olymel, Red Deer
    • Private day home, Penhold
    • Red Deer Remand Centre
  • Calgary zone

    Acute care facilities

    • Canmore General Hospital
    • Didsbury Hospital
    • Strathmore Hospital

    Long term care facilities

    • Agecare Glenmore, Calgary
    • Bethany, Calgary
    • Bethany Riverview, Calgary
    • Carewest Colonel Belcher, Calgary
    • Carewest Royal Park, Calgary
    • Glamorgan Care Centre, Calgary
    • Intercare Southwood, Calgary
    • Prince of Peace The Harbour, Calgary

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Agecare Sagewood, Strathmore
    • Agecare Walden Heights, Calgary
    • Beaver Dam Lodge, Calgary
    • Boardwalk Retirement Community, Calgary
    • Carewest George Boyack, Calgary
    • Carewest Glenmore Park, Calgary
    • Father Lacombe Nursing Home, Calgary
    • Revera Scenic Acres, Calgary
    • Rijamo Care Home, Calgary
    • Silvera for Seniors Aspen Lodge, Calgary
    • Silvera Valleyview Lodge, Calgary
    • Southwood Hospice, Calgary
    • Swan Evergreen Village, Calgary
    • United Active Living Garrison Green, Calgary
    • Vecova group home, Calgary

    Other facilities and settings

    • AAA Doors, Calgary
    • Alpha House Mustard Seed, Calgary
    • Amazon sort centre, Balzac
    • Block 23 construction site, Calgary
    • Calgary Alpha House
    • Calgary Dream Centre
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre warehouse
    • Calgary Remand Centre
    • Cargill Case Ready, Calgary
    • Cargill Foods, High River
    • DCL Construction Services Ltd., Calgary
    • Dexterra group, Balzac
    • Dominion Construction worksite, Calgary
    • Engineered Air, Calgary
    • First Impressions day home, Airdrie
    • Harmony Beef, Rocky View County
    • Highline Mushrooms, Crossfield
    • Jesus is Lord Church (48 Ave.), Calgary
    • K-Bro Linen, Calgary
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Calgary
    • Little Worlds Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Nakiska Ski Lodge
    • Northland Volkswagen, Calgary
    • Real Canadian Superstore (15915 Macleod Trail SE), Calgary
    • Saputo Dairy Products, Calgary
    • Walmart Logistics, Rocky View County
    • Walmart McKenzie. Calgary
    • Wildwood Cabinets, Calgary
  • South zone

    Acute care facilities

    • Cardston Health Centre

    Long term care facilities

    • The Valleyview, Medicine Hat

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Edith Cavell Care Centre, Lethbridge
    • Quest Support group home, Lethbridge
    • The View at Lethbridge

    Other facilities and settings

    • Haul All Equipment, Lethbridge
    • 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

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.