No New COVID-19 Cases in RMWB, Outbreaks Declared Over at Holy Trinity and St. Gabriel

No new cases of COVID-19 are being discovered in Fort McMurray over the past 24-hours.

The province announced on Thursday 244 new cases across Alberta. This raises the provincial total to 21,443 with 2,738 cases currently active.

Fort McMurray’s active cases continue to drop as one more individual has recovered, putting the total at 17.

The rural areas didn’t see any new changes keeping the active total at three.

In total, 346 individuals across the RMWB – 282 in Fort McMurray and 64 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 18,417 across the province. This represents just under 86 per cent of reported cases.

There was also one new death from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – putting the total at 288.

One of the deaths throughout the pandemic was in Fort McMurray.

Meanwhile, the outbreaks at Holy Trinity and St. Gabriel have officially been declared over.

Each school had three cases, however, each individual contracted the virus through community transmission.

Outbreaks are declared at a school when there are at least two cases and won’t be declared over until two weeks have passed without any new infections.

cole St Paul, who had an outbreak declared in September, had there’s rescinded last week after it was deemed only one individual with ties to the school tested positive for COVID-19.

Elsie Yanik remains the only school with an active outbreak.

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