Fort McMurray Adds Five New COVID-19 Cases, Province Sees No New Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is jumping up.

The province announced on Friday 696 new cases over the past day across Alberta.

There are currently 5,429 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 140,823 positive tests. There are also 276 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 48 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added five new cases and no recoveries which raises the active total to 26.

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 133,437 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 95 per cent of reported cases.

There were also no new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – keeping the total at 1,957.

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

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