Alberta has 7,646 active cases of COVID-19.
The province reported 502 new lab-confirmed cases of the virus over the past 24 hours, on 2,492 tests for a test positivity rate of around 19.1 per cent.
There were also 9 new deaths related to COVID-19 reported to Alberta Health in the past 24 hours, bringing the province’s death toll to 3,954.
There were 1,164 people in hospital infected with COVID-19 across the province, including 77 in the ICU, with both dropping over the past seven days.
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted Friday that over the last week, 26.3 per cent of new non-ICU admissions were incidental cases and COVID-19 was the primary cause of admission or a contributing cause in 70 per cent of cases. She said the remaining 3.7 per cent were undetermined. For ICU, 22.2 per cent were incidental, 77.7 per cent of new admissions were due to COVID.
In the Central zone, there were 1,075 active cases of the virus, with 140 people in hospital, including six in the ICU.
According to geospatial mapping provided by the provincial government, Red Deer sits at 288 active COVID-19 cases. The city has had 13,444 total cases, with 13,060 recovered and 96 deaths due to the implications of COVID-19.
Stettler County had 30 active cases, Clearwater County had 31, Mountain View County had 30, Red Deer County had 49, the City of Lacombe had 59, Lacombe County had 29, Olds had 28 and Sylvan Lake had 27.
The City of Camrose had 55, Kneehill County had 24, Camrose County has 14 and Drumheller had 20.
On the local geographic area setting, Wetaskiwin, including Maskwacis, had 108 active cases, while Ponoka, including East Ponoka County, had 11 and Rimbey, including West Ponoka County and part of Lacombe County, had 13.