Thirty-Two New COVID-19 Cases In Wood Buffalo Over The Past Four Days

Thirty-two new cases of COVID-19 are being discovered in Wood Buffalo over the past 96 hours.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Tuesday 2,268 new cases across the province in the last four days.

This raises the provincial total to 29,932 with 6,110 cases currently active.

Fort McMurray added 31 new cases, while also seeing 19 additional recoveries. This puts the active total in the community at 55.

The rural areas saw one new case and two recoveries, putting the total of active cases at seven.

In total, 393 individuals across the RMWB – 327 in Fort McMurray and 66 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 23,484 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 78 per cent of reported cases.

There were also 15 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past four days – raising the total to 338.

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

School Update

Four schools in the community are reporting ties to COVID-19 cases.

The Fort McMurray Catholic School District notes one individual at Father Mercredi and one at St. Gabriel has each contracted the virus.

As for the Fort McMurray Public School Division, two individuals – one at Dave McNeilly and one at cole McTavish – have tested positive for the virus.

On top of the regular COVID-19 measures, additional cleaning is taking place where the individuals had been present.

In all four cases, Alberta Health Services has reached out to all persons who were deemed to have been in close contact with the individuals.

Each school is remaining open at this time.

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