Fort McMurray Dealing With New COVID-19 Case

One more person in Fort McMurray has contracted COVID-19.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Tuesday 138 new cases of the virus across the province, raising the total to 1,870.

The vast majority of the new cases are in the Calgary zone.

The new case means there have now been nine cases in the RMWB – seven in Fort McMurray and two in the rural area. The first four to get the virus in the community have already recovered, while the other cases are currently active.

It’s unknown whether these cases were travel-related or from community transmission.

The north zone, which includes the RMWB, now has 107 cases.

Hinshaw says the number of cases is expected to rise as more people are now getting tested.

Meanwhile, two more people have died from the virus. This increases the province’s death toll to 48.

One of the deaths was at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary. The facility has now had 21 deaths.

The other death was a resident at a continuing care facility in Edmonton.

More information can be found on the GoA’s website.

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