Fort McMurray Sees Another Slight Drop In Active COVID-19 Cases, Dr. Hinshaw Warns Of Vaccine Scam

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

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 421 new cases across the province.

There are currently 6,588 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 125,672 positive tests. There are also 517 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 93 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added seven new cases and 10 additional recoveries, putting the active total at 65.

The rural areas didn’t see any new changes keeping the total of active cases at seven, while there continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.

In total, 1,767 individuals across the RMWB – 1,634 in Fort McMurray, 124 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 117,400 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 93 per cent of reported cases.

There were also 13 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,684.

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

Vaccine Scam

Dr. Hinshaw is also warning people over the age of 75 about a vaccine scam.

Multiple seniors have recently received calls saying they can book a time to get their first shot for a small fee.

Dr. Hinshaw says everyone in the province who wants the dose will be able to get it for free once it becomes more available.

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