hospitalization rates remain low with 59 people in hospital, six of whom are in
intensive care. In total, 5,710 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. Four
more Albertans have died, all in Calgary continuing care facilities.
- 33 new cases bring the number of total active cases to
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the
- Calgary zone: 744 active cases and 3,835 recovered
- South zone: 97 active cases and 1,111 recovered
- Edmonton zone: 61 active cases and 451 recovered
- North zone: 16 active cases and 199 recovered
- Central zone: five active cases and 93 recovered
- Three active cases and 21 recovered cases in zones to
- Additional information, including case totals, is online.
- To date, 616 cases have an unknown exposure.
- So far, 206,778 Albertans have been tested and labs
have performed 225,588 tests, with 4,017 tests completed in the last 24
- Deaths total 132: 96 in the Calgary zone; 15 in the
North zone; 12 in the Edmonton zone; eight in the South zone; and one in
the Central zone.
- There are 89 active cases and 609 recovered cases at
continuing care facilities; 98 facility residents have died.
businesses through relaunch
- Stage one of Alberta’s relaunch
strategy is underway.
- The Alberta
Biz Connect web page provides business owners with information on
health and safety guidelines for general workplaces, and sector-specific
guidelines for those able to open in stage one of relaunch.
- Businesses and locations that are reopening can access
a template on that web page to help plan how employees and patrons will be
protected from the spread of infection.
- Completion of this template is voluntary.
- The next media availability with the chief medical
officer of health will be held on May 25.
- Situation reports will continue to be distributed
Alberta Connects hours
- The Alberta Connects Contact Centre (310-4455) has
resumed normal operating hours and is available to Albertans Monday to
Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- The ABTraceTogether app will enhance current manual
contact tracing and capacity, and facilitate early detection to help
reduce the spread of the virus and better protect Albertans. It means
Albertans will be contacted more quickly if they are at risk.
- Use of the app is voluntary; users must opt in.
- The app does not track the user’s physical location and
does not use GPS. Protecting privacy is paramount; all contact data is
only on the user’s phone and is deleted after 21 days.
- Secure contact tracing is a cornerstone of
Strategy. More information on the app, including links to download it,
can be found online.
- The app currently has 183,273 registered users.
Mental health supports
- Confidential supports are available to help with mental
health concerns. The Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 and the
Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322 are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. The Canadian Mental Health Association has a variety of
resources available at mentalhealthweek.ca.
- The Kids Help Phone is available 24-7 and offers
professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led,
text-based support to young people by texting CONNECT to 686868.
resources provide advice on handling stressful situations and ways to
talk with children.
- A 24-hour Family Violence Information Line is available
at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 170 languages.
- Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is available at
1-866-403-8000, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The requirement that people fleeing family violence
apply in-person for an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) is temporarily
suspended; provincial courts can now hear applications for EPOs via
- Information sheets and other resources on family
violence prevention are available at alberta.ca/COVID19.
- The most important measure Albertans can take to
prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practise good
- This includes washing your hands regularly for at
least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into
your elbow or sleeve, and disposing of tissues appropriately.
- Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, including cough,
fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, is eligible for
testing. To access testing, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment
online. A separate self-assessment
tool is available for health-care and shelter workers, enforcement and
first responders. After completing the form, there is no need to call 811.
- Albertans are asked to share acts of kindness they have
experienced in their community during this difficult time by using the