Fort McMurray is seeing a big decrease in active COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 474 new cases across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 117,311 with 11,923 currently active. There are also 739 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 120 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added two new cases and 36 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 168.
The rural areas and Wood Buffalo National Park didn’t see any new changes in the past 24 hours which keeps the total of active cases at three and two respectively.
In total, 1,560 individuals across the RMWB – 1,431 in Fort McMurray, 122 in the rural areas, and seven in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 103,941 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 88 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 11 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,447.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.