Fort McMurray’s Active COVID-19 Total Rises To 88 After 15 New Cases

The active total of COVID-19 cases is continuing to rise in Fort McMurray.

The province announced on Friday 717 new cases over the past 24 hours across Alberta.

There are currently 7,077 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 145,028 positive tests. There are also 284 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 59 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 15 new cases and no recoveries which raises the active total to 88.

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

Wood Buffalo National Park’s active total is now at two following a new case.

In total, 1,916 individuals across the RMWB – 1,768 in Fort McMurray, 139 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 135,972 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 93 per cent of reported cases.

There were also three new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total at 1,979.

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

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