Fort McMurray Passes 100 Active COVID-19 Cases, Two New Variant Cases Found

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

The province announced on Sunday 644 new cases over the past 24 hours across Alberta.

There are currently 7,698 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 146,340 positive tests. There are also 277 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 63 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 12 new cases and one recovery which raises the active total to 102.

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 also remains at two.

In total, 1,921 individuals across the RMWB – 1,773 in Fort McMurray, 139 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 136,659 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 1,983.

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

School COVID-19 Update

Two new COVID-19 variant cases are being linked to individuals with ties to two schools in the Fort McMurray Catholic School District.

The FMCSD says previously announced cases with ties to St. Kateri and Father Mercredi have now been confirmed as the U.K variant.

These are the second and third individuals in the district to test positive for the variant.

The first was an individual with ties to St. Anne.

All three schools remain open as all individuals who need to self-isolate have been contacted.

Meanwhile, grades 10 to 12 students at Holy Trinity will be moving back to online learning this week as the school deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.

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