COVID-19 UPDATE – May 12, 2021

As of May 12, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,799 new cases since May 11.

There are 263 new cases in the North Zone since May 11.

There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since May 11.

19,808 cases have recovered in the North Zone.


Variant Cases in Alberta

Variants of concern COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta and by Zone

ZoneB.1.1.7 UK VariantB.1.351 South African VariantB.1.617 India VariantP.1 Brazilian VariantTotal
Calgary Zone16,74172462817,445
Central Zone4,347101144,462
Edmonton Zone9,55155178910,396
North Zone4,662205915,255
South Zone2,07201782,151
NOTE: People are identified as COVID-19 cases prior to variant of concern identification. As such, variant of concern reporting is delayed compared to date the case was reported to Alberta Health. Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases, starting May 1, the lab is only screening a sample of positive cases.
*Active and recovered cases are now based on information on a sample of positive cases only and should be interpreted with caution.
  • 67,670 specimens screened
    • Percent of total positive cases screened for variants: 26.3 percent (based on weekly average, excluding most recent two days)
  • 24,962 active cases in Alberta
    • 8,660 active cases* (34.7% of total) have been identified as variants of concern.
  • 39,713 variants of concern identified
    • 8,660 active*
    • 30,937 recovered*
    • 116 died
    • 426 new cases since May 11

Variants of concern COVID-19 cases identified who are active, recovered, or died in Alberta and by Zone

Calgary Zone4,0453013,37017,445
Central Zone820143,6284,462
Edmonton Zone1,624558,71710,396
North Zone1,51493,7325,255
South Zone65481,4892,151


School status classification

Updated reporting took effect January 18, 2021 on the School Status Map.

May 12, 2021

There are 36 OUTBREAKS (10+) for the North Zone.

There are 36 OUTBREAKS (5-9 cases) for the North Zone.

There are 35 ALERTS (2-4 cases) for the North Zone.


There are 213,635 reported cases in Alberta, and 2,123 deaths in Alberta (1049 in Edmonton Zone, 644 in Calgary Zone, 165 in North Zone, 144 in Central Zone, 121 in South Zone). Of the active cases, 737 are in the hospital including 169 in ICU (Intensive Care). 186,550 cases have recovered. The Positivity Rate is 12.7%.

There are 24,962active cases in Alberta. Calgary:11,611, Edmonton:5,606, North:3,675, Central:2,742, South:1,311, Unknown:17.

There has been 4 deaths recorded for Alberta since May 11.


As of May 12, Canada has 1,305,774 confirmed cases. There have been 24,766 deaths recorded. Alberta has the second highest amount of active cases behind Ontario (1st), followed by Quebec (3rd), and British Columbia (4th).

There have been 1,204,328 recovered cases in Canada. As of May 11 there are 79,039 active cases in Canada.

The USA has 33,584,963 confirmed cases. There are 597,759 deaths recorded and 26,619,619 recovered cases. 264,680,844 vaccine doses have been administered.

There are 159,910,406 cases worldwide. There are a total of 3,322,294 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 122,582,124 cases recovered globally.  A total of 1,264,164,553 vaccine doses have been administered.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (23,340,938), Brazil (15,282,705), France (5,881,689), and Turkey (5,072,462). No other country has reached the 4,900,000 mark. Canada holds at 22nd.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (425,540), India (254,197), Mexico (219,323), and the UK (127,901). No other country has reached the 125,000 mark. Canada holds at 24th.

The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: after the US, India (19,382,642), Brazil (13,606,324), Turkey (4,801,291), and Russia (4,466,782). All other countries are below 3,700,000 recovered cases. Canada holds at 18th.


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There was no video update for May 12 by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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