Six new cases of COVID-19 are being discovered in Wood Buffalo.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 146 new cases across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 16,274 with 1,483 currently active.
Five of the local cases were in Fort McMurray, however, the active total did go to 44 as seven more individuals have recovered.
The rural areas saw one new case and one additional recovery, keeping the total of active cases at four.
In total, 223 individuals across the RMWB – 163 in Fort McMurray and 60 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 14,573 across the province. This represents over 89 per cent of reported cases.
Meanwhile, there were no new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – keeping the total at 254.
One of the deaths has been in Fort McMurray.