There were no deaths in the last 24 hours from COVID-19 in Alberta.

In an update just released, another 42 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total number of active cases to 801.

In the Cochrane-Springbank area, there remain two active cases. Eighteen other people have recovered.

Forty-six people have been hospitalized, six of whom are in intensive care.

In total, 5,924 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. 

Other details included:

  • Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
    • Calgary zone: 629 active cases and 4,020 recovered
    • South zone: 92 active cases and 1,132 recovered
    • Edmonton zone: 55 active cases and 455 recovered
    • North zone: 20 active cases and 200 recovered
    • Central zone: three active cases and 95 recovered
    • Two active cases and 22 recovered cases in zones to be confirmed
    • Additional information, including case totals, is online.
  • To date, 624 cases have an unknown exposure.
  • So far, 216,168 Albertans have been tested and labs have performed 236,789 tests, with 4,015 tests completed in the last 24 hours.
  • Deaths total 135: 98 in the Calgary zone; 15 in the North zone; 13 in the Edmonton zone; eight in the South zone; and one in the Central zone.
  • There are 69 active cases and 640 recovered cases at continuing care facilities; 101 facility residents have died.

On Saturday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, assured Albertans no evidence suggests the virus can be transmitted by mosquitos.

She tweeted the comment on Saturday in response to questions.

"It's a respiratory virus spread through droplets in an infected person's saliva/nasal discharge when they cough, sneeze or talk," she explained.