Dr. Hinshaw provided the COVID-19 numbers update for Tuesday, April 27, and said,

"There are now 20,721 active cases in Alberta. That is the second-most number of active cases since this pandemic began. There is no one source or sector that is driving this spread that we’re seeing. It would be simpler if there were just one cause. Instead, the virus is spreading through all of us, and the many in-person get-togethers, meet-ups, and other interactions that we have with other people every day. That is why public health measures are in place for a wide range of sectors and why we all must continue to limit in-person interactions as much as possible."

  • There were 1,539 new cases reported in the past 24 hours for a positivity rate of 11.4%.
  • There were 812 new cases of variants of concern reported and now account for 63% of all active cases. 
  • There are alerts or outbreaks in 712 schools accounting for 29% of provincial schools. 
  • There are now 635 people in the hospital with 143 of those in ICU.
  • Sadly, another seven deaths were reported bringing the total to 2,067 
  • Close to 30,000 doses of vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours and 26% of Albertans have now received one shot while 6% are fully immunized.
  • Cochrane added seven new cases for a total of 161 active COVID-19 cases and Rocky View County added five for a total of 185. 

Dr. Hinshaw explained why the death toll number has been adjusted to the number reported today. "... I want to advise of an update being made today to the total number of deaths due to COVID-19. Our most recent review of past reported cases has found 14 previously reported deaths that were not deemed on file review to have COVID-19 as a contributing cause. As a result, they’re being removed from the provincial total. The numbers posted today will reflect that reduction, meaning Alberta currently sits at 2,067 deaths related to COVID-19."