Fort McMurray Stays At 12 Active COVID-19 Cases, Rural Areas Rise To Four Active

The active total of COVID-19 cases is staying the same in Fort McMurray over the past 24 hours.

The province announced on Friday 425 new cases over the past day across Alberta.

There are currently 4,546 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 137,562 positive tests. There are also 257 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 38 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added one new case and one recovery which keeps the active total at 12. This one case is believed to be an individual with ties to St. Anne, with the school already being in touch with everyone who needs to self-isolate.

The rural areas added two new cases and one recovery in the past 24 hours, raising the total of active cases at four.

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

In total, 1,896 individuals across the RMWB – 1,753 in Fort McMurray, 134 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 131,081 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just over 95 per cent of reported cases.

There were also two new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,935.

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

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