Ten New COVID-19 Cases Being Discovered in Wood Buffalo, 14 Additional Recoveries

Nine new COVID-19 cases are being discovered in Fort McMurray over the weekend.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 358 new cases across the province in the last 72 hours.

This raises the provincial total to 16,739 with 1,459 currently active.

Fort McMurray also saw 13 additional recoveries with the active total now sitting at 44.

The rural areas saw one new case and one additional recovery, keeping the total of active cases at four.

In total, 241 individuals across the RMWB – 180 in Fort McMurray and 61 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 15,024 across the province. This represents nearly 90 per cent of reported cases.

Meanwhile, there was one new death from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 256.

One of the deaths has been in Fort McMurray.

New COVID-19 Case at Work Camp

Another individual at the Lynx Lodge work camp has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a letter sent from Civeo, which oversees the camping lodge 26 km northwest of Fort McMurray, the individual is self-isolating with contact tracing currently underway.

This is the second worker at the camp to contract the virus.

Civeo is asking employees who’re working on-site and aren’t showing any symptoms to continue completing the daily COVID-19 protocol screening, while those with any symptoms should isolate themselves in their dorm and contact their supervisor.

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