Cochrane has dropped five cases for a total of 61 active cases. Rocky View County followed suit with a drop of 14 for a total of 135 active cases. 

Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided the provincial update for Thursday.

  • The province saw 1,566 new cases after over 16,800 tests were performed in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate remains high at 9%.
  • The province has a total of 20,163 active cases.
  • There are 682 people in the hospital with 124 in ICU.
  • Sadly, 13 more deaths were reported for a total of 666 in the province. 

Dr. Deena Hinshaw stressed that it is important to practice patience and kindness especially with those that have tested positive for COVID 19.

Alberta's top doctor also commended Albertans for finding creative, safe ways to celebrate Hanukkah which begins this evening.