Today, the Alberta government has announced the largest jump in new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as they continue to ramp up testing.

A total of 241 new cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 2,803. Four Albertans have died since the last report, bringing the total number of reported deaths to 55. Three of the fatalities were in Calgary area and one in Edmonton zone.

There are now 1,198 confirmed recovered cases.

Sixty-five people are currently hospitalized, 16 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units. Eight more people have been hospitalized since Saturday's report and two more are being treated in ICUs.

There continue to be 14 confirmed cases in the Cochrane-Springbank geographical area. Eleven have recovered, three are still active and there have been no deaths.

The Calgary zone, of which we are part of, has 71 per cent of the confirmed cases.

  • Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
    • 1,997 cases in the Calgary zone
    • 429 cases in the Edmonton zone
    • 142 cases in the South zone
    • 137 cases in the North zone
    • 76 cases in the Central zone
    • 22 cases in zones yet to be confirmed
  • The total deaths are 38 in the Calgary zone, eight in the Edmonton zone, eight in the North zone, and one in the Central zone.
  • To date, 307 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 36 residents at these facilities have died.
  • There have been 97,180 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 101,323 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 4,426 tests have been completed. Yesterday's report was based upon the completion of 4,092 tests.

One of the Albertans who recently died was a resident at Manoir du Lac in McLennan, which brings the total deaths at this facility to six.

Alberta Health Services has assumed the administration of Manoir du Lac in McLennan, AB. To date, 26 residents at the local continuing care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, and there have been five COVID-related resident deaths. There are also 11 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Community-acquired cases continues to be a concern for Alberta Health Services. A total of 488 cases are suspected of being this manner. That's 38 more than yesterday's numbers.