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The Government of Alberta has identified 1,828 new cases and 15 new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the provincial death toll to 590. (File photo)

Alberta identifies 1,828 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Central zone has 1,251 active cases

The Government of Alberta has identified 1,828 new cases and 15 new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the provincial death toll to 590. (File photo)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta announces 1,077 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are currently 14,052 active cases in the province

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.

477 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Thursday

Changes being made to the COVID-19 symptom list for school-age children

Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.
The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot as COVID cases jump by 332

Alberta’s central zone now has 132 active COVID-19 cases

The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases

Provincially, 277 new cases were confirmed by the government on Friday

Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is reminding Albertans to stay safe this upcoming Thanksgiving. (Photo courtesy of Government of Alberta)

Central zone down to 19 active COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Provincially, 158 new COVID-19 cases were identified

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is reminding Albertans to stay safe this upcoming Thanksgiving. (Photo courtesy of Government of Alberta)
Central zone has 20 active cases of COVID-19

Central zone has 20 active cases of COVID-19

Province identified 143 new cases across Alberta on Wednesday

Central zone has 20 active cases of COVID-19
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says the government “expected” to eventually see examples of transmission within Alberta schools. Photo by CHRIS SCHWARZ/Government of Alberta

UPDATED: Red Deer has nine active COVID-19 cases

Number of cases increased by 107 Friday

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says the government “expected” to eventually see examples of transmission within Alberta schools. Photo by CHRIS SCHWARZ/Government of Alberta
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for “priority groups” who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta shifting to ‘targeted approach’ to asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Alberta’s central zone down to 29 active cases

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for “priority groups” who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Alberta relaxes COVID-19 rules for artists

Alberta relaxes COVID-19 rules for artists

Central zone sits at 45 active cases

Alberta relaxes COVID-19 rules for artists
Alberta identifies first three COVID-19 outbreaks in schools

Alberta identifies first three COVID-19 outbreaks in schools

Outbreaks are located at two schools in Calgary and one in Lethbridge

Alberta identifies first three COVID-19 outbreaks in schools
Hard Hels Hops in Red Deer will be one of 80 Alberta hosts participating in Open Farm Days next weekend. Photo courtesy www.albertafarmdays.ca
Hard Hels Hops in Red Deer will be one of 80 Alberta hosts participating in Open Farm Days next weekend. Photo courtesy www.albertafarmdays.ca
Mike Schickerowski, 44, was finally able to get his driver’s licence earlier this month. The Benalto man was born legally blind and received surgery in 2018 to correct his vision. Contributed photo

Benalto man born legally blind finally gets driver’s licence

Mike Schickerowski went through a long journey to get his driver’s licence

Mike Schickerowski, 44, was finally able to get his driver’s licence earlier this month. The Benalto man was born legally blind and received surgery in 2018 to correct his vision. Contributed photo
Alberta confirmed 37 new cases of COVID-19 provincewide on Thursday. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

City of Red Deer now has 3 active COVID-19 cases, Red Deer County has 2

Alberta’s central zone has 11 active cases

Alberta confirmed 37 new cases of COVID-19 provincewide on Thursday. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Lorna Johnson, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery executive director, stands next to a painting by David More, which is part of his Shore Figures: Sylvan Lake collection. The attraction reopened its doors Thursday after being closed due to COVID-19. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery re-opens with display by Benalto artist

A display by Benalto artist David More showcases Sylvan Lake in the summertime

Lorna Johnson, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery executive director, stands next to a painting by David More, which is part of his Shore Figures: Sylvan Lake collection. The attraction reopened its doors Thursday after being closed due to COVID-19. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff
Provincially, 44 people are in hospital due to the COVID-19 virus – nine of those individuals have been admitted into an intensive care unit. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Red Deer remains at two active COVID-19 cases

Alberta confirms 94 new cases over past two days

Provincially, 44 people are in hospital due to the COVID-19 virus – nine of those individuals have been admitted into an intensive care unit. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Gov’t of Alberta confirms 69 new COVID-19 cases

Gov’t of Alberta confirms 69 new COVID-19 cases

520 confirmed cases are currently active in the province

Gov’t of Alberta confirms 69 new COVID-19 cases
The Government of Alberta has announced people with no symptoms will soon be able to get tested in community pharmacies. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta pharmacies to test for COVID-19

City of Red Deer back to one active case of the virus

The Government of Alberta has announced people with no symptoms will soon be able to get tested in community pharmacies. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
The city of Red Deer has no confirmed active COVID-19 cases, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Red Deer returns to no confirmed active COVID-19 cases

The provincial government confirmed 44 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta on Wednesday

The city of Red Deer has no confirmed active COVID-19 cases, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Contributed photo                                Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says there are 46 new COVID-19 cases in the province.

Alberta currently has more than 500 active COVID-19 cases

City of Red Deer still has just one active case

Contributed photo                                Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says there are 46 new COVID-19 cases in the province.