Alberta is heading into the Thanksgiving long weekend with 1,256 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday, October 8.

There was an increase of one hospitalization for a total of 1,101.

ICU admissions increased by two for a total of 250.

Sadly, another 16 more deaths have been reported for a total of 2,830 in the province.

The total number of active cases in the province is 17,839.

To date, 84.9 per cent of Albertans have been partially immunized with one vaccine shot while 75.5 per cent are fully immunized.

Cochrane is reporting 138 active cases while Rocky View County has 152.

All Albertans are strongly encouraged to follow all the health protocols in place to avoid a COVID-19 case spike following the long weekend.