The COVID-19 numbers update for today (Friday, March 5) saw 411 new cases. There are 243 people in the hospital with 44 in ICU.

Two more deaths were reported bringing the total in the province to 1,913.

There were another 22 new cases of the UK variant identified for a total of 553 in the province.

To date, 275,719 doses of vaccine have been administered.

Cochrane has dropped one case for a total of 29 active cases while Rocky View County is holding at 23.