Four New COVID-19 Cases in Rural Areas, Additional One in Fort McMurray

Five new cases of COVID-19 are popping up in the RMWB.

The province announced on Thursday 49 new cases across Alberta – putting the provincial total at 7,579.

Four of the local cases are in the rural areas – raising the active total to 10. Over the past several days, it has risen by seven cases.

A spokesperson for Alberta Health says they are not aware of any potential outbreak.

The other case is in Fort McMurray. The active total is now at 10.

Across the RMWB, 25 individuals – 22 in Fort McMurray and three in the rural areas, have recovered from the virus.

They are among the 6,938 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 91 per cent of cases.

Meanwhile, one more person has died from COVID-19 in the province over the past 24-hours – increasing the death toll at 152.

None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.

– An earlier version stated the rural areas were on the province’s watch list. The map now encompasses the entire region, including Fort McMurray, which puts us below the criteria

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