Since active cases in the City bottomed out at 158 on January 24, they've increased more than 129 per cent.
Active cases in Alberta are sitting at 5,407 and the province has distributed 140,389 doses of vaccine as of February 11.
Alberta reported 305 new cases of COVID-19 around the province on Saturday, as well as 15 additional deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered cases is now 121,829, up 335 since yesterday.
Alberta Health confirms that as of Saturday there are 188 active cases linked to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Olymel pork processing facility in Red Deer, an increase of 20 from Friday.
Active cases are sitting at 59 for the second day in a row.
Of the 15 deaths reported Saturday, six were in the Edmonton zone, six were in the Calgary zone, two in the South zone, and one in the North zone.
The next scheduled in-person COVID-19 update is on Tuesday.
It's among the largest single-day jumps in variants Alberta has seen since the more contagious strains emerged in mid-December, but Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, cautioned the increase in variant cases is due in part to testing of historical samples. "Don't give COVID-19 the chance to spread".
Although there was no official update addressing it from Alberta Health, some seniors living in a licensed supportive facility received an update via email on Friday that their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine are scheduled for February 24 and are limited to residents 75 and older.
On Saturday, 144,114 doses of vaccine had been administered in Alberta. Eighty-four million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are expected by the end of September in Canada.