Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
cases
Active
cases*
Recovered
cases
In
hospital**
In intensive
care***
Deaths Tests
completed
People tested
Table updated December 3. Numbers accurate as of end of day December 2. 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 1,799,221 - - - - 29,738 - -
In Alberta 336,392
(349 on Dec. 2)
4,440 328,694 395 78 3,258 6,155,627
(9,694 on Dec. 2)
2,591,449
Calgary zone 124,126 1,749 121,525 96 17 852 - -
Edmonton zone 104,302 1,166 101,818 126 43 1,318 - -
Central zone 38,196 537 37,259 74 6 400 - -
South zone 23,265 329 22,647 41 6 289 - -
North zone 46,463 653 45,411 58 6 399 - -
Unknown 40 6 34 0 0 0 - -

COVID-19 statistics

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Variant cases

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

  • New variant cases identified: 582 on December 2
  • Active variant cases: 2,979

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 November 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.
  • 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 3

    Acute care facilities

    • Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie
    • Slave Lake Healthcare Centre

    Long term care facilities

    • Grande Prairie Care Centre, Grande Prairie

    Supportive living facilities

    • Amisk Court, Beaverlodge
    • Heimstaed Seniors Lodge, La Crete
    • Points West Living Cold Lake
    • St. Paul Extendicare, St. Paul

    Other facilities and settings

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

    Last updated: December 3

    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
    • Brite Beginnings Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Edmonton
    • County Place Early Learning and Care Centre, Sherwood Park
    • 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
    • Trans-Alta Keephills site, Parkland County
  • Central zone

    Last updated: December 3

    Acute care facilities

    • Centennial Centre – Mental Health and Brain Injury, Ponoka
    • Daysland Health Centre
    • Olds Hospital and Care Centre
    • Ponoka 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 3

    Acute care facilities

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

    Long term care facilities

    • Good Samaritan Society Clearwater Centre, Rocky Mountain House
    • Intercare Chinook Care Centre, Calgary

    Supportive living facilities

    • AgeCare Skypointe, Calgary
    • Canyon Meadows Retirement, Calgary
    • Porcupine Hills Lodge, Claresholm
    • Revera Scenic Acres, Calgary
    • Wentworth Manor Court, 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 3

    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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