The last one on the restrictions:
- Premier Jason Kenney, alongside Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer, will provide an update on the province’s strategy to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
- Most Alberta students have returned in-person learning today. The exception was Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort McMurray, whose students will continue to learn at home until at least May 31.
- Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said in a press release last week that she was confident all students would finish the rest of the school year in class.
- Alberta announced new COVID-19 quarantine rules: Fully vaccinated Albertans should no longer be quarantined if they are exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms.
- And people who have received just one injection may see their isolation time reduced.
- COVID-19 in decline the numbers across the province are encouraging, but some Alberta doctors warn of premature relaxation of public health restrictions. Dr. Lynora Saxinger, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Alberta, said the drop in cases shows that current public health restrictions are working. But that relief has yet to reach intensive care units across the province. And Edmonton emergency room doctor Dr Shazma Mithani fears aggressive reopening measures could derail recent progress.
- The government has introduced a set of stricter public health restrictions again on May 4, to slow the spread of COVID-19 – measures Prime Minister Jason Kenney has deemed necessary to keep the health care system from being overwhelmed.
- the new public health measures apply to all parts of Alberta except those with less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
- The complete list of current restrictions is available on the province’s website.
The latest vaccines:
- 2,552,317 doses of vaccine were administered in Alberta, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna et AstraZeneca-Oxford, on May 24.
- 385 adverse events following vaccination have been reported. The most common are allergic reactions, swelling of the glands, and diarrhea / vomiting. Together, they constitute the majority of reported adverse events.
- 49,2 percent of the population of Alberta has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
- 354 462 Albertans are fully immunized (two doses) – 7.9% of the population.
- Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw is asking people to cancel their appointments if they cannot make them because in the past three days the no-show rate for appointments -you vaccination against African horse sickness was greater than 4%, when one to three percent is the norm.
- Hinshaw says that people who have had their first dose of vaccine out of province can get a second dose in Alberta with proof of vaccination, which will be recorded in their health records.
(Note that the last daily count of new cases in the table above will usually vary slhightly of the net of new cases, Alberta Health announces every day. To learn more, click here.)
The latest COVID-19 issues:
- Alberta reported 387 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and nine more dead.
- There was 12,078 active cases.
- the rate of active cases was 308 per 100,000 inhabitants in Alberta.
- the the positivity rate on the daily test was 9.9 percent.
- There was 565 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 158 in intensive care.
- There has now been 2 192 COVID deaths.
- 210 764 blancertans are considered to have restored from COVID-19.
- The last R-value declared for the province was 0,67, which means that the virus spreads to less than one person for each confirmed case.
- There are 621 schools (or 26% of schools in Alberta) on alert or with outbreaks, with a total of 5,132 cases. School transmission is believed to have occurred in 862 schools.
- Calgary Three four adult hospitals face a number of COVID-19 again epidemics. The outbreaks are due to the variant first discovered in the UK. Rockyview General Hospital has three affected units, including four patients and a healthcare worker. An outbreak at the Peter Lougheed Center involves a patient. And Foothills Medical Center has two outbreak units, including four patients.
- Shoppers Drug Mart says it now offers rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for asymptomatic people in all of its pharmacies in Ontario and Alberta. Tests must be purchased.
Discover the hardest hit regions:
here is detailed regional breakdown of active cases reported by the province on Tuesday.
- Calgary area: 5,133.
- Zone d’Edmonton: 3088.
- Central areas: 1289.
- South zone: 678.
- North Zone: 1877.
- Unknown: 13.
You can see active cases by local health zone on the following interactive map. Scroll, zoom and click on the map for more information:
Find out which neighborhoods or communities have the most cases, how badly people of different ages have been affected, the ages of those hospitalized, how Alberta compares to other provinces and more: Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for Alberta – and what they mean.