Fort McMurray is getting closer to dipping under 100 active COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday 459 new cases across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 122,360 with 8,203 currently active. There are also 604 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 110 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added two new cases and 15 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 107.
The rural areas didn’t see any new changes which keeps the total of active cases at six, while there are no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.
In total, 1,701 individuals across the RMWB – 1,568 in Fort McMurray, 124 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 112,558 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 92 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 12 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,599.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.