Fort McMurray Adds 54 New COVID-19 Cases in Four Days, Active Total Over 100 in Community

Fort McMurray is seeing over 50 new cases of COVID-19 over the past four days.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 644 new cases across the province.

This raises the provincial total to 34,160 with 7,965 cases currently active.

Locally, Fort McMurray now has 101 active cases as there were 54 new cases and 11 recoveries since Thursday.

The rural areas didn’t see any new cases, while one more person has recovered and a previously reported case has been taken off the provincial location map. This puts the total of active cases at three.

The local numbers hadn’t been updated for four days after the province’s COVID-19 website experienced technical difficulties.

In total, 410 individuals across the RMWB – 342 in Fort McMurray and 68 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 25,826 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 75 per cent of reported cases.

There were also six new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 369.

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

School Update

The Fort McMurray Catholic School District is seeing two more positive cases.

One individual has ties to Father Mercredi, while the other has ties to Holy Trinity.

These cases are believed to have been contracted off-site and are not the result of school transmission.

Custodians have conducted enhanced cleaning protocols, focusing on areas where the individuals were present, along with high-touch areas and surfaces throughout the schools.

Alberta Health Services will be in contact with all staff and student who need to self-isolate.

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