No New Cases of COVID-19 In Fort McMurray, Alberta Looking At First Potential Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Fort McMurray is seeing no new cases of COVID-19 for a 26th straight day.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday 25 new cases across the province – raising the total to 6,926.

One case remains active in the community.

Twenty-four individuals across the region, 21 in Fort McMurray and three in the rural areas, have recovered from the virus.

They are among the 6,106 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 88 per cent of the reported cases.

Two more people have passed away from the virus – putting Alberta’s death toll at 141.

None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.

Meanwhile, Hinshaw says the province is investigating the first potential case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

This kawasaki-like disease has impacted multiple children across the globe, including in Quebec. There is a potential link with COVID-19.

The virus is known to inflame different organs such as the heart, kidneys, and nervous system.

Early data suggests the majority of children who get COVID-19 most likely won’t get MIS-C.

The potential case is in stable condition and receiving medical treatment in a hospital. Steroids have been reported as a possible treatment for the disease.

The individual’s location is not being released.

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