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

The active total of COVID-19 cases is dropping in Fort McMurray and the rural areas.

The province announced on Sunday 750 new cases across Alberta.

This raises the provincial total to 116,837 with 12,234 currently active. There are also 738 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 123 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added six new cases and 18 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 202.

The rural areas added one recovery which puts the total of active cases at three, while two people in Wood Buffalo National Park continue to have the virus.

In total, 1,524  individuals across the RMWB – 1,395 in Fort McMurray, 122 in the rural areas, and seven in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 103,167 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 88 per cent of reported cases.

There were also 19 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,436.

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

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