Fort McMurray Drops Under 60 Active COVID-19 Cases

Fort McMurray is dropping under 60 active COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 269 new cases across Alberta.

There are currently 6,196 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 127,036 positive tests. There are also 432 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 76 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added two new cases and seven additional recoveries, lowering the active total to 59.

The rural areas didn’t see any new changes in the past 24 hours which keeps the total of active cases to five.

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

In total, 1,792 individuals across the RMWB – 1,657 in Fort McMurray, 126 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 119,130 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 94 per cent of reported cases.

There were also five new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,710.

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

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