The latest COVID-19 numbers are in.
1,051 new cases of the virus were reported on Friday (Oct.15). Currently, 1,000 people are in the hospital, and 229 are in intensive care.  
There are 12,978 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.       
The province reported 16 new deaths; for the second day in a row, a resident from Sherwood Park was reported as having passed away from COVID-19. 2,930 people have now passed away from the virus.  
Local numbers           
The first number is the active case count on Thursday (Oct.14) for the area, and the second is the updated total as of Friday:         
- Fort Saskatchewan: 71 cases - 69 cases           
- Sherwood Park: 146 cases - 133 cases         
- Strathcona County: 45 cases - 38 cases         
- Sturgeon County: 88 cases - 80 cases          
- Morinville: 77 cases - 88 cases           
- Lamont County: 26 cases - 24 cases      
Several area schools are listed as being under “Alert” or “Outbreak” status, including:    
- Brentwood School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Camilla School, Sturgeon County (Alert 5-9 cases)    
- Davidson Creek Elementary School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Ecole Campbelltown School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School, Morinville (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Ecole Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)  
- Fort Saskatchewan High School, Fort Saskatchewan (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Georges H Primeau School, Morinville (Alert, 5-9 cases)    
- Lakeland Ridge School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)   
- Lillian Schick School, Bon Accord (Alert 2-4 cases) 
- Morinville Chrisitan School, Morinville (Alert 5-9 cases) 
- Morinville Community High School, Morinville (Alert 2-4 cases)   
- Morinville Public School, Morinville (Outbreak 10+ cases)    
- Pine Street School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases) 
- Strathcona Christian Academy, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
- Strathcona Christian Academy Elementary School, Sherwood Park (Alert 2-4 cases)    
The total per cent of people fully immunized with the vaccine as of Friday:           
- Fort Saskatchewan: 64.5 per cent       
- Sherwood Park: 74.3 per cent       
- Strathcona County: 68.2 per cent       
- Sturgeon County West (including Morinville): 60.9 per cent       
- Sturgeon County East: 60.8 per cent       
- Lamont County: 57.3 per cent     
A total of 6.30-million doses of the vaccine have now been administered in the province; 85.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose, while 76.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.