Although the Alberta government is only providing preliminary data on COVID-19 over the Easter weekend, it's evident the data is not trending in the right direction for people tired of the pandemic.  

Yesterday,  the province reported approximately 1,100 new cases of the virus, the highest total since early January.  Three hundred were of variants of concern, which now make up one-third of the active cases in Alberta.

According to the Apr. 2 update, which was tweeted from Dr. Deena HInshaw's Twitter account, hospitalizations in the province remain stable.  On Apr. 1, 292 Albertans were in the hospital with 59 being treated in intensive care units.  No information on any new deaths was provided yesterday.  On Thursday it was reported 1,994 deaths have been attributed to the virus in Alberta.

No new numbers were released yesterday for municipalities.  On Thursday, Cochrane had 47 active cases, and Rocky View County had 110.

Another estimate will be provided today. Dr. Hinshaw provides her next live update on Monday.