Another Albertan in a Calgary continuing care centre has died from COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths in the province to 127.

In this afternoon's update from health officials, it was reported Alberta’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate remains low. Fifty-seven people are currently hospitalized, nine of whom are in intensive care.

Another 57 new cases have been reported, bringing the total active cases to 1,064.

In total, 5,453 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.

Also reported in the update:

  • Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
    • 856 active cases and 3,621 recovered cases in the Calgary zone
    • 112 active cases and 1,086 recovered cases in the South zone
    • 60 active cases and 446 recovered cases in the Edmonton zone
    • 18 active cases and 196 recovered cases in the North zone
    • 13 active cases and 85 recovered cases in the Central zone
    • Five active cases and 19 recovered cases in zones yet to be confirmed
  • There have been 634 cases to date with unknown exposure.
  • There have been 196,309 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 213,078 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 3,761 tests have been completed.
  • The total deaths are 127: 91 in the Calgary zone; 15 in the North zone; 12 in the Edmonton zone; eight in the South zone; and one in the Central zone.
  • There are 95 active cases and 592 recovered cases at continuing care facilities; 93 residents at these facilities have died.

There have been 20 confirmed cases in the Cochrane-Springbank geographical area, 17 of whom have recovered. Three remain active.

If the COVID-19 modelling is correct, Alberta is nearing the peak of the spread of COVID-19.

The peak is expected around May 20 before a gradual decline begins.