Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is continuing to drop.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Friday 1,413 new cases across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 87,581 with 19,607 currently active. There are also 759 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 141 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added five new cases and 10 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 210.
The rural areas didn’t see any new changes which keeps the total of active cases at six.
In total, 984 individuals across the RMWB – 875 in Fort McMurray and 109 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 67,159 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 76 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 25 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 815.
To date, two individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.
Another individual with ties to Walter and Gladys Hill has tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the second person in the last week to contract the virus.
Alberta Health Services has been in contact with all staff and students who need to self-isolate.