Alberta surpassed a pair of COVID-19 milestones that no one wanted to see yesterday (November 14).

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the province recorded over 1,000 new cases of the virus.  1,026 cases brought our active case count to 9,103.

More than 400 Albertans have now succumbed to COVID-19.  Three more deaths, a man in his 50s and another in his 70s in the Edmonton Zone as well as a man in his 60s from the Calgary Zone bring the province's death toll to 401.

Sixteen more Albertans entered hospitals as the number of hospitalizations reached 256.  About the only good news to come from the province's reporting yesterday was that the number of people being treated in intensive care didn't increase from the previous day with the number still at 54.

The province releases limited COVID-19 information on the weekend so no new figures were given on the number of cases in Cochrane and Rocky View County.  The number of Cochrane active cases stood at 16 on Friday.  Rocky View County had 70.