The number of active COVID-19 cases in Fort McMurray is dropping for a second straight day.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Friday 1,828 new cases across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 64,851 with 18,243 currently active. There are also 533 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 99 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added 16 new cases and 26 additional recoveries which lowers the active total in the community to 214.
The rural areas didn’t see any new cases and one more recovery which puts the total of active cases at 10.
In total, 704 individuals across the RMWB – 606 in Fort McMurray and 98 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 46,018 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 71 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 15 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 590.
To date, two individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.