Fort McMurray is seeing a slight increase in active COVID-19 cases, while the rural areas are experiencing a drop.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday 339 new cases across Alberta.
There are currently 5,706 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 127,570 positive tests. There are also 421 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 77 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added one new case which raises the active total to 60.
The rural areas saw two recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the total of active cases to two.
There continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.
In total, 1,796 individuals across the RMWB – 1,658 in Fort McMurray, 129 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 120,136 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 94 per cent of reported cases.
There were also six new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,728.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.