Current situation

Cases by zone

Location Confirmed
In intensive
Deaths Tests
People tested
Table updated April 16. Numbers accurate as of end of day April 15.
*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 1,098,332 - - - - 23,500 - -
In Alberta 167,793
(1,616 on April 15)
16,759 149,000 423 93 2,034 3,923,326
(16,876 on April 15)
Calgary zone 66,175 7,453 58,106 169 42 616 - -
Edmonton zone 62,028 4,388 56,611 146 32 1,029 - -
Central zone 13,456 1,629 11,698 40 4 129 - -
South zone 9,241 928 8,203 34 8 110 - -
North zone 16,788 2,285 14,353 34 7 150 - -
Unknown 105 76 29 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: 898 on April 15
  • Active variant cases: 8,967 (53.5% 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 5 to April 11 (confidence interval)

  • Alberta provincewide: 1.12 (1.09-1.14)
  • Edmonton Zone: 1.18 (1.13-1.22)
  • Calgary Zone: 1.08 (1.04-1.11)
  • Rest of Alberta: 1.13 (1.08-1.18)

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: April 16

    Acute care facilities

    • St. Theresa General Hospital, Fort Vermilion

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Gardens at Emerald Park, Grande Prairie

    Other facilities and settings

    • Canadian Brew House, Grande Prairie
    • Cenovus Foster Creek, Cold Lake
    • Children First Eagle Ridge Nest, Fort McMurray
    • Civeo Lynx Lodge, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Albian, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Horizon, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • CNRL Jackfish, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Happy House Daycare (north location), Cold Lake
    • Kearl Lake work site, Fort Mckay
    • Michels Canada, Valleyview
    • North Star Ford, Fort McMurray
    • Peace River Bible Institute, Sexsmith
    • Peace River Correctional Centre
    • PTW Canada
    • RCCC Simonette Lodge, Valleyview
    • Reed Energy Group Inc., Grande Prairie
    • Rotary House, Grande Prairie
    • Royal Camp Services, Grande Prairie
    • Stepping Stones South Daycare, Grande Prairie
    • Suncor base plant, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Fort Hills, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
    • Suncor Mackay River, 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
    • Tourmaline Oil Nabors, Grande Prairie
    • Walmart, Grande Prairie
    • Wheaton-Penny Childcare Centre, Fort McMurray
  • Edmonton zone

    Last updated: April 16

    Acute care facilities

    • Cross Cancer Institute
    • Grey Nuns Community Hospital
    • Leduc Community Hospital
    • Misericordia Community Hospital
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital

    Long term care facilities

    • Capital Care Grandview, Edmonton
    • Churchill Manor, Edmonton
    • Covenant Health St. Joseph’s, Edmonton

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Ambrose Place, 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
    • Canada Cartage, Edmonton
    • Child’s Playce Child Care and OSC, Edmonton
    • CN Rail Walker Yard, Edmonton
    • Edmonton Remand Centre
    • Friendly Frog Daycare, Edmonton
    • Heartland Petrochemical Complex, Fort Saskatchewan
    • Inglewood Child Learning Centre, Edmonton
    • Joey Bell Tower, Edmonton
    • Kidco Community Sunshine Factory, Edmonton
    • Kids Haven Childcare, St. Albert
    • Kiewit Construction, Edmonton
    • Lilydale Sofina Foods, Edmonton
    • Logican Technologies, Edmonton
    • Millwoods Registry, Edmonton
    • Nerval Corporation, Edmonton
    • Poundmaker Lodge Treatment Centre, Sturgeon
    • Saputo Dairy Products, Edmonton
    • Skills Society, Edmonton
    • Sofina Foods Inc., Edmonton
    • Stahl Peterbilt, Edmonton
    • St. Albert Canadian Reformed Church, Sturgeon County
    • Stepping Stones Kensington Child Development Centre, Edmonton
    • Trenton Cold Storage, Edmonton
  • Central zone

    Last updated: April 16

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Drumheller Institution
    • Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer
    • Private group home, Red Deer
    • Providence Place Daysland
    • The West Park Lodge, Red Deer

    Other facilities and settings

    • Indoor sport event, Camrose
    • Home Hardware Western distribution centre, Wetaskiwin
    • Lacombe Pentecostal Church
    • Lakeland College, Vermillion
    • Olymel, Red Deer
    • Ponoka Eye Care
    • Prairie College, Three Hills
    • Sundial Growers, Olds
    • Vantage Builders, Vegreville
  • Calgary zone

    Last updated: April 16

    Acute care facilities

    • Rockyview General Hospital

    Long term care facilities

    • Agecare Glenmore, Calgary
    • Agecare Skypointe, Calgary
    • Bow Crest Care Centre, Calgary
    • Clifton Manor, Calgary
    • Willow Creek Continuing Care, Claresholm

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Arbour Lake Retirement Residence, Calgary
    • Aspen Lodge, Calgary
    • Beaver Dam Lodge, Calgary
    • Canyon Meadows Retirement Residence, Calgary
    • Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Calgary
    • Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society, Red Deer
    • Etana Enriching Lives group home, Red Deer
    • Intercare Brentwood Care Centre, Calgary
    • Origin at Spring Creek, Canmore
    • Ridgestone Lodge, Calgary
    • Staywell Manor, Calgary
    • The Alex Abbeydale Place, Calgary
    • The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park, 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
    • Advantage Ford, Calgary
    • Avenue 15 Youth Shelter, Calgary
    • Bow Cycle, Calgary
    • Brightpath Southwood, Calgary
    • Calgary Alpha House
    • Calgary Drop-In Centre
    • Canada Cartage, Calgary
    • Cargill Case Ready, Calgary
    • Cargill Foods, High River
    • Child Enrichment Centre, Calgary
    • CP Rail – Alyth Yard, Calgary
    • Delmar College of Hair Design and Esthetics, Calgary
    • DHL Supply Chain, Calgary
    • Earls Kitchen & Bar (Dalhousie Dr. NW), Calgary
    • Engineered Air (Hastings Crescent), Calgary
    • Engineered Air (Highfield Crescent), Calgary
    • Guillevin International Co. (Blackfoot Trail), Calgary
    • Honey Bear Day Care and Montessori Centre, Calgary
    • Hudson’s Tap House (5th St. SW), Calgary
    • Joey Crowfoot, Calgary
    • Joey Eau Claire, Calgary
    • Junction Restaurant, Calgary
    • Kids and Company Britannia, Calgary
    • Kids U – McKnight, Calgary
    • Little Scholars Daycare & Preschool, Calgary
    • Moose Hotel and Suites, Banff
    • National on 10th, Calgary
    • National on 17th, Calgary
    • Private dwelling, Cardston
    • Private gathering, Calgary
    • Proof Cocktail Bar, Calgary
    • Rockies Tavern and Grill, Bragg Creek
    • Rumble Boxing Studio, Calgary
    • Saddleridge Daycare, Calgary
    • Serta Simmons Bedding, Calgary
    • TIP Canada, Calgary
    • Whitecap Resources, Calgary
  • South zone

    Last updated: April 16

    Supportive living/home living sites

    • Blue Sky Lodge, Lethbridge
    • Edenbridge Family Services (2), Lethbridge
    • Good Samaritan West Highland, Lethbridge
    • Grandview Village, Lethbridge
    • Martha’s House, Lethbridge
    • Oyen Lodge

    Other facilities and settings

    • Blackfoot Family Lodge Society, Lethbridge
    • Cavendish Farms, Lethbridge
    • Crayon Academy, Medicine Hat
    • Kingdom Kids Christian Child Care, Lethbridge
    • Lethbridge Alpha House
    • Skyview Greenhouses, Redcliff
    • Southland Trailer Corp., Lethbridge
    • Sunrise Poultry Processors, Lethbridge
    • Trinity Reformed Church, Lethbridge
    • Van Raay Paskal Farms, Chinook

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.