Fort McMurray’s Active COVID-19 Cases Rises To 19

Fort McMurray’s active COVID-19 total is continuing to slightly rise.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday 364 new cases over the past day across Alberta.

There are currently 4,811 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 138,788 positive tests. There are also 255 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 42 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added four new cases and one recovery which raises the active total to 19.

The rural areas didn’t see any new changes in the past 24 hours, keeping the total of active cases at four.

Wood Buffalo National Park also continues to have one active case.

In total, 1,902 individuals across the RMWB – 1,758 in Fort McMurray, 135 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 132,028 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just over 95 per cent of reported cases.

There were also three new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,949.

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

Vaccine Rollout Plan

Dr. Hinshaw is also sharing more details around Phase 2B of the vaccine rollout plan.

It’s focused on individuals with underlying health conditions.

This includes cancer, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, diabetes, mental health illness, severe obesity, and more.

Appointments will start to be accepted once Phase 2A, which got underway on Monday, is finished.

Dr. Hinshaw says individuals don’t need to prove their condition as registration will focus on the honour system.

More information about Phase 2B can be found on the GoA’s website.

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