Fort McMurray, Rural Areas See Slight Drop In Active COVID-19 Cases

Fort McMurray is seeing a drop in active COVID-19 cases for a second straight day.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 1,887 new cases across Alberta.

This raises the provincial total to 81,986 with 21,123 currently active. There are also 716 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 136 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 28 new cases and 31 additional recoveries which puts the active total to 221.

The rural areas saw one more recovery in the past 24 hours which lowers the total of active cases to five.

In total, 909 individuals across the RMWB – 802 in Fort McMurray and 107 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 60,130 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 73 per cent of reported cases.

There were also 14 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 733.

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

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