Current situation

Cases by zone

Due to system upgrades, only preliminary, summary case information will be provided on March 7. Full numbers will be provided the following day on March 8.

March 7 preliminary update:

  • 300 additional cases, including 54 new variant of concern cases
  • 8,100 laboratory tests completed

March 6 update: the information below is accurate as of end-of-day March 5.

Location Confirmed
cases
Active
cases*
Recovered
cases
In
hospital**
In intensive
care***
Deaths Tests
completed
People tested
Table updated March 6. Numbers accurate as of end of day March 5.
*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 882,102 - - - - 22,193 - -
In Alberta 135,537
(341 on March 5)
4,649 128,974 247 42 1,914 3,462,799
(8,142 on March 5)
1,834,591
Calgary zone 51,842 1,659 49,592 81 14 591 - -
Edmonton zone 54,266 1,154 52,136 70 13 976 - -
Central zone 10,365 511 9,739 34 8 115 - -
South zone 6,677 353 6,232 30 6 92 - -
North zone 12,280 958 11,182 32 1 140 - -
Unknown 107 14 93 0 0 0 - -

COVID-19 statistics

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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.

Due to system upgrades occurring today, a breakdown of variant of concern cases will be provided on March 8. The information below is current as of end-of-day March 5.

Location B.1.1.7 (UK variant) B.1.351 (South African variant) Total
In Alberta 589
(36 on March 5)
10 599
Calgary Zone 219 8 227
Edmonton Zone 245 2 247
Central Zone 120 0 120
South Zone 0 0 0
North Zone 5 0 5
Unknown 0 0 0
Table updated March 6.

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 22 to 28 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 1.01 (0.97-1.06)
  • Edmonton Zone: 1.16 (1.07-1.26)
  • Calgary Zone: 1.01 (0.94-1.08)
  • Rest of Alberta: 0.94 (0.89-1.01)

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

    Last updated: March 5

    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

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Heritage Lodge, Grande Prairie
    • Keekenow Senior’s Facility, Wabasca
    • 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
    • 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
    • Tourmaline Oil Musreau, Grande Prairie
    • Walmart, Grande Prairie
  • Edmonton zone

    Last updated: March 5

    Acute care facilities

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

    Long term care facilities

    • Aspen House, Morinville
    • Capital Care Norwood, Edmonton
    • Churchill Manor, Edmonton
    • 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
    • Shepherd’s Care Eden House, Edmonton

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Crystal Lily Homes, Edmonton
    • Garneau Hall, Edmonton
    • Private group homes (2), Edmonton
    • Summerwood Village Retirement Residence, Sherwood Park

    Other facilities and settings

    • Acat Metal Drilling, Edmonton
    • Amazon warehouse, Edmonton
    • Bunzi Canada, Edmonton
    • CN Rail Walker Yard, Edmonton
    • Edmonton Convention Centre
    • 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

    Last updated: March 5

    Long term care facilities

    • Bethany Meadows, Camrose
    • Vermilion Health Centre

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Covenant Care Villa Marie, Red Deer
    • Doreen Johnson House, Wetaskiwin
    • Drumheller Institution
    • Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer
    • Michener Services, Red Deer
    • Parkland group homes (2), Red Deer
    • Private group home, Red Deer
    • Providence Place Daysland, Daysland
    • Revera Aspen Ridge, Red Deer

    Other facilities and settings

    • Love, Fun & Learning Day Home, Red Deer
    • Olymel, Red Deer
    • Private day home, Penhold
    • Private day home, Sylvan Lake
    • Churchill Manor, Edmonton
    • Red Deer Remand Centre
  • Calgary zone

    Last updated: March 5

    Acute care facilities

    • Didsbury Hospital
    • Strathmore Hospital

    Long term care facilities

    • Agecare Glenmore, Calgary
    • Bethany, Calgary
    • Bethany Riverview, Calgary
    • Carewest Colonel Belcher, Calgary
    • Intercare Southwood, Calgary

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Agecare Sagewood, Strathmore
    • Beaver Dam Lodge, 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
    • 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 Correctional Centre
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre warehouse
    • Calgary Remand Centre
    • Cargill Foods, High River
    • DCL Construction Services Ltd., Calgary
    • Dominion Construction worksite, Calgary
    • First Impressions day home, Airdrie
    • Home Depot warehouse and distribution centre, Calgary
    • Jesus is Lord Church (48 Ave.), Calgary
    • K-Bro Linen, Calgary
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Calgary
    • Little Worlds Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Mahogany Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Nakiska Ski Lodge
    • Northland Volkswagen, Calgary
    • Nurturecare Early Learning Centre, Calgary
    • Real Canadian Superstore (15915 Macleod Trail SE), Calgary
    • Saputo Dairy Products, Calgary
    • Via Cibo (14 Street location), Calgary
    • Walmart Logistics, Rocky View County
    • Walmart McKenzie. Calgary
    • Wildwood Cabinets, Calgary
  • South zone

    Last updated: March 5

    Acute care facilities

    • Cardston Health Centre
    • Chinook Regional Hospital

    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
    • Safe Haven Women’s Shelter, Taber

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.