Fort McMurray Sees Slight Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Rural Areas See Drop

Fort McMurray is seeing a slight increase in active COVID-19 cases.

The province announced on Saturday 348 new cases across Alberta.

There are currently 6,266 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 126,416 positive tests. There are also 457 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 84 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added six new cases and five additional recoveries, keeping the active total at 66.

The rural areas saw one new case and two recoveries which lowers the total of active cases to five.

There continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.

In total, 1,780 individuals across the RMWB – 1,645 in Fort McMurray, 126 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 118,445 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 94 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 1,705.

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

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