In the past 24 hours, 6,587 COVID-19 tests have been completed across the province; of which 35 new cases of the virus have been identified.

Hospitalization rates remain low with 36 people currently in hospital, seven of whom are in intensive care units.

In total, 6,882 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19, including 17 from the Cochrane-Springbank area.

There have been no new COVID related deaths in the province over the last 24 hours. 

To date, Alberta labs have performed 349,836 tests.

Stage two of Alberta’s relaunch strategy is now underway, and more businesses, sport and recreation services have reopened. 

Alberta's Health Minister Tyler Shandro made the announcement on Monday that the province's public state of emergency has also been lifted. However, Shandro is still urging Albertans to practice AHS protocols including social distancing, proper handwashing and wearing a face mask when social distancing isn't possible. 

Shandro says that it is important to note that while the province has eased many restrictions, health and safety protocols continue to be in place, and stage three is dependant on the success in stage two.

The success of our current phase of relaunch will be determined by the number of active cases, infection rates, as well as hospitalization and ICU occupancy.