COVID-19 outbreaks declared at 4 Edmonton restaurants

Hinshaw also pointed out two regions - one each in Calgary and Edmonton - were put on the watch list for having more than 50 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population: Edmonton Mill Woods West and Calgary Centre. There are six cases that remain active in the rural hamlets.

Anyone who's visited the restaurants in the last two weeks is encouraged to get a COVID-19 test.

The province announced earlier in the day that Albertans are now allowed to gather outside in groups of up to 200 people after increasing the large gathering limits ahead of Canada Day.

The change applies to outdoor events like performances, festivals, fireworks displays and sporting events. "Seated outdoor events will still require the necessary space between families and cohorts within stadium-style seating".

While the risk of transmission is lower at outdoor events, officials say it remains a real threat. There were 547 active cases in the province and 7,407 Albertans were listed as recovered.

Case numbers in the province have been inching up in recent days.

Across Alberta there are 71 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the active case total to 559.

There have been no new deaths, keeping the provincial death toll at 154.

It was the biggest spike in new cases since May 16, when 72 were reported. Outdoor private social events like weddings and funerals will also be limited to 100 people.

80 years or older, 108 deaths.

40-49 years, one death. The Edmonton Zone has continued a streak with a higher active case count than the Calgary Zone, which has 216 active cases, and 4,971 recoveries.