官方网站 alberta.ca 网站上的数字经常会调整，因此各区新发数字仅作参考，因为数字调整的原因，因此新发数字可能是负数。
The breakdown of cases by region was:
• Calgary zone: 4,464
• Edmonton zone: 517
• South zone: 1,183
• North zone: 228
• Central zone: 99
• Unknown: 24
Alberta is increasing limits on outdoor gatherings to 50 people from 15 as long as proper physical distancing is maintained, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Friday.
Alberta's chief medical officer of health made the announcement in advance of the long weekend.
With Albertans looking ahead to the weekend and as restaurants and shops open up across large swaths of the province. Hinshaw is encouraging Albertans to enjoy themselves but remain vigilant.
Hinshaw also reported four more deaths, all at continuing care facilities in Calgary, and 58 new cases of COVID-19 in the province.
There are now 1,073 active cases in the province, while 5,317 people have recovered and 125 deaths.
On Friday, 62 people were in hospital, nine of them in intensive care.
Hinshaw shared early results from asymptomatic testing introduced in Calgary this week.
Testers have identified 50 COVID cases who reported having no symptoms, she said.
Hinshaw said despite some concerns about the testing that she will further address next week, it seems the asymptomatic testing program in Calgary is helping identify additional cases.
"It is important to note first of all, that I do not have information on how many of these are asymptomatic, close contacts of confirmed cases and how many have no known exposure," she said.
"Secondly, it is important to know that we do not yet have the full investigation on all these cases. We know from other jurisdictions who have done asymptomatic testing that sometimes, on further reflection, those who initially report no symptoms do identify mild symptoms they may have had earlier."
Hinshaw is hoping Albertans can limit the number of new COVID-19 cases as the province initiates the first stage of its relaunch plan, allowing retail stores, restaurants, hair salons, museums, daycares and day camps to open, with some restrictions in Calgary and Brooks.
"We will need to support each others' health and safety by practising physical distancing, frequent hand-washing and other measures," Alberta's chief medical officer of health said Thursday. "This will not change and this is our new normal."
"The more that we all together can follow the advice, can keep distant, can wear masks and wash our hands, the less likely we will see a sudden spike and increase in cases," Hinshaw said.