Fort McMurray Continuing To See Drop In COVID-19 Cases, Provincial COVID-19 Measures Being Extended

Fort McMurray is seeing another slight drop in active COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 678 new cases across the province.

This raises the provincial total to 119,114 with 10,256 currently active. There are also 726 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 119 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 10 new cases and 13 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 159.

The rural areas added two more cases which raises the total of active cases to four, while one individual in Wood Buffalo National Park continues to have the virus.

In total, 1,611 individuals across the RMWB – 1,470 in Fort McMurray, 123 in the rural areas, and eight in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 107,358 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 90 per cent of reported cases.

There were also 16 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,500

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

Meanwhile, the current provincial measures are being extended.

The restrictions were scheduled to end on Thursday, however, the GoA is keeping them in place to help ease the strain on the healthcare system.

Dr. Hinshaw didn’t say how much longer they’ll be around or when they could start to be eased.

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