Alberta has seen a significant drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases since the start of October. However, the province still has a long way to go.

With 12,978 active cases of COVID-19 across the province, Alberta is still leading the country, accounting for more than one-third of Canada's active cases.

During the latest COVID-19 update, the province reported an additional 1,051 new cases and 16 more deaths.

There are currently 1,000 Albertans being treated in hospital for COVID, including 229 patients in the intensive care.

Last week, AHS President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu did share her cautious optimism in regards to ICU admissions. While Alberta is starting to see a drop in ICU cases, Dr. Yiu urges Albertans not to become complacent. She says that it's still too early to tell what kind of impact the Thanksgiving long weekend may have had on the provincial tally. 

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Cochrane has dropped slightly to 108 cases and Rocky View County is currently sitting at 133 active cases.

As of Friday's update, 85.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one shot against the virus, and 76.7 per cent of Albertans age 12 and older have received two doses.