COVID-19 in Edmonton

Our community has questions about Edmonton's response to and experience of the pandemic. We're keeping a running list of answers, curated from reliable sources.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Five Deaths Friday Due to Influenza: Three in the Morning and Two in Afternoon — Total 369 Deaths in All Reported"

A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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Converse and Cook co-founders Juanita Gnanapragasam and Mishma Mukith at one of the organization's events

Comfort food cookbook catalogues a way Edmonton coped with COVID

A new cookbook launching in December captures the stories of how Edmontonians redefined comfort through food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A book nook miniature of a street with people seated outside restaurants

Big interest in the world of miniatures as show and sale returns

The Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton (MEE) are hosting their annual show and sale in person on Sept. 18 after two years of running the event digitally.

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Recent entries

What's it like to be a contact tracer?

Contract tracers are responsible for investigating and tracing COVID-19 positive cases.

 health, contact tracing, alberta
 published on Saturday, July 25, 2020

What are the rules for gyms in condominiums or apartment buildings?

Gyms reopened as of June 12, but a number of different protocols need to be followed.

 safety, health, community
 published on Monday, July 20, 2020

Can COVID-19 be spread from people to animals and vice versa?

Research is ongoing, but if you are sick or self-isolating, avoid close contact with pets.

 edmonton, health
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why is everything opening up if we have more cases than when the lockdown started?

Alberta succeeded in flattening the curve of infections, and the province wants to reopen its economy.

 economy, edmonton, health, community
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020

What are some safe ways to go back to dating?

Be sure to keep your distance, and stay outside or online.

 community, dating
 published on Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Latest statistics


Edmonton zone
  • 36,165 cases
  • 379 deaths
  • 84,597 cases
  • 760 deaths
  • 481,630 cases
  • 13,799 deaths
  • 72,196,732 cases
  • 1,630,521 deaths

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, see,,, and the World Health Organization.