Wood Buffalo Adds Eight New COVID-19 Cases, Active Total Creeps Over 40

Wood Buffalo is seeing eight more cases of COVID-19.

The province announced on Friday 432 new cases across Alberta – the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic.

This raises the provincial total to 24,261 with 3,651 cases currently active.

Locally, Fort McMurray saw seven new cases and no recoveries, putting the active total at 37.

The rural areas added another case raising the total of active cases to six.

If the region hits 50 active cases, masks will be mandatory in all public spaces with multiple exemptions.

In total, 358 individuals across the RMWB – 294 in Fort McMurray and 64 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 20,310 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents under 84 per cent of reported cases.

Meanwhile, there were four new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total at 300.

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

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