Fort McMurray’s is seeing a sizable drop in active COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday 402 new cases across Alberta.
There are currently 4,649 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 134,454 positive tests. There are also 251 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 48 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added one new case and seven additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 33.
The rural areas didn’t see any new cases in the past 24 hours, keeping the total of active cases at five.
There continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.
In total, 1,863 individuals across the RMWB – 1,724 in Fort McMurray, 130 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 127,903 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just over 95 per cent of reported cases.
There were also twelve new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,902.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.