Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is calling out those that are faking vaccination cards.

Dr. Hinshaw took to Twitter today (Friday) to say, "We are at a critical time and need (Albertans) to do all they can to help reduce strain on the health system. We need (people) to abide by current restrictions and not look for ways around the rules." She proceeded to remind people that it is detrimental to the well-being of Albertans and also an offense under the Criminal Code. "Rather than risk potential consequences, get vaccinated. It's your best protection," she said. "I want to thank the majority of (Albertans) who continue to do the right thing, getting vaccinated and downloading their proof of vaccination."

The relentless 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in Alberta.

In the past 24 hours, 1,651 new cases were reported.

Hospitalizations increased by three for a total of 1,061.

ICU admissions increased by 17 for a total of 243.

Sadly, another 11 deaths have been reported in 24 hours bringing the total in the province to 2,622.

To date, 82.3 per cent of Albertans have received one shot of COVID vaccine while 73.4 per cent are fully immunized.

Cochrane is reporting 102 active cases while Rocky View County is at 154.