New restrictions aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 went into effect at midnight on Sunday after the province reported 1,590 new cases on Saturday.

The total came from 20,227 tests that were performed in the past 24 hours, for a provincial positivity rate of 7.9 per cent.  Alberta now has 20,072 active cases of COVID-19, 89 fewer than the previous day.

There are new highs for hospitalizations, 681, and people in the ICU, 128. 

The province also announced another 13 deaths for a total of 697.  

In Cochrane there are now 56 cases, a decrease from the 61 reported on Friday.

Rocky View County's numbers are at 120 active, 426 recoveries, and one death.  

The new restrictions which came into effect Sunday morning include no in-person services in restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges, and cafes. 

Retail services must reduce customer capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy or a minimum of five customers, and businesses offering personal and wellness services such as hair salons and massage businesses must close.