Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County are ranked at the top of the province, but not for the reasons you'd hope to see.

Strathcona County is reporting the third-highest while Fort Saskatchewan currently has the fifth-highest active case rate per capita in Alberta, higher than Calgary or Edmonton. 

With 1346 per 100,000 in Strathcona County and 1304.8 per 100,000 in Fort Saskatchewan, it works out to approximately 1 in 100 people currently infected with COVID-19. 

Banff has the highest case rate in the province at 2059.3 per 100,000, followed by Vulcan County. The Town of Canmore sits in fourth place with an active case rate of 1323.5 per 100,000. 

Here is what the active case rate looks like in other communities around the Heartland: 

  • Sturgeon County: 841.4 per 100,000 
  • Lamont County: 369.6 per 100,000 
  • Morinville: 770.9 per 100,000