Premier Kenney announced today that the vaccine is not coming fast enough to bend the curve of rapidly rising cases in Alberta.

The province now has 21,385 active cases in the province, the most since the beginning of the pandemic. 

The situation is serious and restrictions will focus on targeted hotspot areas including Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Ft. McMurray, Lethbridge, and Strathcona County.

In the targeted areas, junior and senior highschools will be moving to online learning starting Monday, May 3.

As of tomorrow, all indoor fitness facilities will close. Curfews may be implemented in the targeted areas as well.

Expansion of the vaccine rollout will begin tomorrow opening up appointments for another 650,000 more Albertans in phase 2C and 2D.

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Thursday, April 29, COVID-29 numbers were as follows. 

  • There were 2,048 new cases with a positivity rate of 10.1%.
  • There were 1,300 variants of concern identified in 24 hours accounting for 62% of all active cases. 
  • There are active alerts and outbreaks in 750 schools or 31% of schools in the province.