Fort McMurray Adds One COVID-19 Recovery, No New Cases In Past 24 Hours

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is going down slightly.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 505 new cases over the past day across Alberta.

There are currently 5,084 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 140,127 positive tests. There are also 264 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 43 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray didn’t add any new cases, while one more individual has recovered which lowers the active total to 21.

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

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

In total, 1,905 individuals across the RMWB – 1,760 in Fort McMurray, 136 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 133,086 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 95 per cent of reported cases.

There were also four new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,957.

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

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