As of Thursday, the province had seen 1,994 deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the April 2 update, which was tweeted from Dr. Deena HInshaw's Twitter account, hospitalizations in the province remain stable.
Two of the new cases were identified in the Saint John region - one is a contact of a previous case and the other is travel related. Variant cases now make up 38 per cent of all active cases, according to preliminary provincial data. No information on any new deaths was provided yesterday.
Although the Alberta government is only providing preliminary data on COVID-19 over the Easter weekend, it's evident the data is not trending in the right direction for people exhausted of the pandemic.
More details on cases over the long weekend will be given on Monday, Hinshaw said, including more information on the 'significant' outbreak of the P.1 variant that was reported Saturday.
Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today.
The province says the total released today includes cases from a day earlier, since it didn't issue a report on the Good Friday holiday.
Alberta has counted an estimated 1,100 new cases for the past two days. Alberta Health has not revealed the location of the variant outbreak and number of cases connected.
The province also reported about 8,000 vaccine doses were administered Saturday, with 693,000 shots given out to date.
The other two infections were found in the eastern zone and are both related to out-of-region travel.
Ontario has named the next head of its COVID-19 vaccine taskforce.
The new cases come following the completion of 11,200 tests, meaning the positivity rate for the day was eight per cent.
The government says in a news release that the curfew will be moved from 9:30 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the regional municipalities of Beauce-Sartigan, Bellechasse, Les Etchemins, Nouvelle-Beauce and Robert-Cliche.