Active Total of COVID-19 Cases Drops in Fort McMurray, Rises in Rural Areas

The active total of COVID-19 cases in Fort McMurray is slightly decreasing over the past 24 hours.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 1,733 new cases across Alberta – the highest daily count since measures were first introduced in mid-March.

This raises the provincial total to 58,177 with 16,454 currently active. There are also 453 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 96 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray saw 10 new cases and 15 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 193.

As for the rural areas, they added two more COVID-19 cases which raises the total of active cases to 26.

In total, 615 individuals across the RMWB – 535 in Fort McMurray and 80 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 41,182 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just over 70 per cent of reported cases.

There were also eight new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 541.

To date, two individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.

School Update

More individuals with ties to three schools in the Fort McMurray Catholic School District have tested positive for the virus.

The FMCSD announced over the weekend separate cases at Holy Trinity, St. Martha, and Elsie Yanik.

All three are believed to be from community transmission.

Those who need to self-isolate will be contacted by Alberta Health Services.

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