Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
In intensive
Deaths Tests
People tested
Table updated December 7. Numbers accurate as of end of day December 6. Case numbers are updated daily Monday to Friday.
*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 1,812,484 - - - - 29,805 - -
In Alberta 337,420
(240 on Dec. 6)
4,105 330,047 373 76 3,268 6,181,640
(5,478 on Dec. 6)
Calgary zone 124,538 1,671 122,015 103 17 852 - -
Edmonton zone 104,623 1,169 102,132 131 45 1,322 - -
Central zone 38,341 481 37,456 66 6 404 - -
South zone 23,324 273 22,762 32 5 289 - -
North zone 46,552 504 45,648 41 3 401 - -
Unknown 41 7 34 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: 321 on December 6
  • Active variant cases: 3,376

Case numbers are updated Monday to Friday, except holidays. View more variant stats on the interactive data app. NOTE: 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.

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 November 15 to 28 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 0.88 (0.84-0.91)
  • Edmonton Zone: 0.95 (0.88-1.04)
  • Calgary Zone: 0.90 (0.84-0.96)
  • Rest of Alberta: 0.80 (0.75-0.86)

COVID-19 R values are updated every 2 weeks.

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, and if local public health has determined a need to declare an outbreak.
  • 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: December 7

    Acute care facilities

    • Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

    Supportive living facilities

    • Points West Living Cold Lake
    • St. Paul Extendicare, St. Paul

    Other facilities and settings

    • Happy House Daycare, Cold Lake
    • Play Power Childcare, Cold Lake
    • Suncor Fort Hills, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Edmonton zone

    Last updated: December 7

    Acute care facilities

    • Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton
    • University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton

    Long term care facilities

    • Summerwood Village Retirement Residence, Sherwood Park

    Supportive living facilities

    • Ashbourne, Edmonton
    • Emmanuel Home, Edmonton
    • Optimal Living – Sagebrush, Wetaskiwin

    Other facilities and settings

    • Brand Energy Solutions – Shell Scotford Site, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Herb Jamieson Centre, Edmonton
    • Hope Mission downtown, Edmonton
    • My Happy Place Daycare and Out-of-School Care, Stony Plain
    • SIGIS Child Care Society, Lois E. Hole site, St. Albert
  • Central zone

    Last updated: December 7

    Acute care facilities

    • Centennial Centre – Mental Health and Brain Injury, Ponoka
    • Daysland Health Centre
    • Olds Hospital and Care Centre
    • Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
    • Vermillion Health Centre

    Long term care facilities

    • Bethany Meadows, Camrose
    • Drumheller Health Centre – facility living
    • Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre
    • Shangri La Lodge, Drayton Valley
    • Vermillion Continuing Care, Vermillion

    Supportive living facilities

    • Battle River Lodge, Wainwright
  • Calgary zone

    Last updated: December 7

    Acute care facilities

    • Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary
    • Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary

    Long term care facilities

    • Carewest George Boyak, Calgary
    • Good Samaritan Society Clearwater Centre, Rocky Mountain House

    Supportive living facilities

    • AgeCare Skypointe, Calgary
    • Canyon Meadows Retirement, Calgary
    • Porcupine Hills Lodge, Claresholm
    • Revera Scenic Acres, Calgary

    Other facilities and settings

    • La Société Pommes de Reinette Daycare South-East, Calgary
    • Montessori Early Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Standen’s, Calgary
  • South zone

    Last updated: December 7

    Long term care facilities

    • Extendicare Fort Macleod

Modelling, reviews and projections

Updated provincial modelling

Evidence summary

COVID-19 response reviews

Health system update – May 2021

Variant projections

Modelling planning scenarios

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