Fort McMurray Adds One New COVID-19 Case & Recovery, Rural Areas See Active Total Drop

Fort McMurray isn’t seeing any change to the total of active COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Tuesday 195 new cases across Alberta.

There are currently 5,831 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 127,231 positive tests. There are also 427 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 78 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added one new case and one additional recovery, keeping the active total at 59.

The rural areas also saw one recovery in the past 24 hours which lowers the total of active cases to four.

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

In total, 1,794 individuals across the RMWB – 1,658 in Fort McMurray, 127 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 119,678 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 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 1,722.

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

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