Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

14 458 158 8,632 8,804
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
10 326 56 19,406 19,499

BA.4 is here: What does this mean for Alberta’s COVID trajectory? – CBC

Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Alberta’s first identified case of the Omicron subvariant on Wednesday

May 26, 2022

The Omicron subvariant BA.4 has officially arrived in Alberta, and while doctors and scientists expect it will likely trigger an uptick in cases, it is unclear just how dramatic that surge will be or whether it will put further strain on hospitals.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced on Wednesday that a single case of the subvariant, which was first identified in South Africa and has since been detected in other countries, has been discovered through ongoing surveillance.

The BA.4 case was found in a sample collected in early May.

“This is not really surprising news,” said Craig Jenne, an associate professor of microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Calgary.

“We’ve known that this variant has been circulating for a while now and really with open travel now…the concept of keeping these international and even inter-provincial variants out of Alberta really is not possible.”

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