When compared to other Canadian provinces and territories, Alberta's COVID-19 case rates are sitting at the highest number in the whole country.

According to the Government of Canada's most recent data from Sunday, May 2, the province's current rate of active cases is 518. In comparison, Ontario's active case rate is currently 252. This data reflects the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 out of every 100,000 people per geographic area.

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Premier Jason Kenney took to Twitter on Sunday, May 2, after "large numbers" of people attended an anti-lockdown Rodeo in central Alberta.

"Not only are gatherings like this a threat to public health, they are a slap in the face to everybody who is observing the rules," tweeted Kenney. "I again implore Albertans to get vaccinated when it's your turn and to follow the rules in your area. To those of you already doing this, thank you. To those who aren't, please smarten up. The more people we have flouting the rules, the longer this pandemic will last."

Kenney and the provincial government implemented new restrictions in the province on Friday, April 30, which prohibit all sports and fitness activities from taking place indoors. Junior high and high school students also switched to online learning as of Monday, May 3.