COVID-19 Updates: State of public health emergency declared.
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
- 2,204 cases in the Calgary zone
- 446 cases in the Edmonton zone
- 200 cases in the South zone
- 148 cases in the North zone
- 77 cases in the Central zone
- 20 cases in zones yet to be confirmed
- Of these cases, there are currently 64 people in hospital, 18 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU).
- 281 cases are suspected of being community acquired.
- The total deaths are: 41 in the Calgary zone; 10 in the North zone; nine in the Edmonton zone; and one in the Central zone.
- One of the recent deaths was a man in his 80s who was a resident at the J.B. Wood Continuing Care in High Prairie.
- To date, 358 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 39 residents at these facilities have died.
- Starting today, locations of all active outbreaks in acute care and continuing care facilities will be posted at alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx.
- There have been 104,370 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 109,015 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 3,698 tests have been completed.
- There are 401 cases in workers from the Cargill meat processing plant in High River, and 515 total cases have been linked to that outbreak.
- There is a dedicated team working on reducing spread, with particular attention to households that may not have the resources or space for self-isolation to happen.
Mental health supports
Confidential supports are available to help with mental health concerns. The Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 and the Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322 are available between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.
Online resources provide advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk with children.
Family violence prevention
- A 24-hour Family Violence Information Line is available at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 170 languages.
- Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403-8000, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Information sheets and other resources on family violence prevention are available at alberta.ca/COVID19.
- The most important measure Albertans can take to prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practise good hygiene.
- This includes cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or sleeve, and disposing of tissues appropriately.
- Those with symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, or shortness of breath, should complete an online COVID-19 self-assessment. After completing the form, there is no need to call 811.
- The Family and Community Support Services program has been amended to temporarily allow funding to be used for food supply issues during the pandemic.
- Support is available to increase staffing of health-care aides and alleviate pressures in contracted continuing care facilities. Read the news release here.
- Truck drivers can now use an interactive map on 511Alberta to find open restaurants, restrooms and showers on Alberta highways.
- All Albertans need to work together to overcome COVID-19. Albertans are asked to share acts of kindness they have experienced in their community during this difficult time by using the hashtag #AlbertaCares.