Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is still rising.
The province announced on Wednesday 871 new cases over the past 24 hours across Alberta.
There are currently 8,350 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 148,332 positive tests. There are also 301 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 63 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added 17 new cases and no recoveries which raises the active total to 140.
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, 1,930 individuals across the RMWB – 1,782 in Fort McMurray, 139 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 137,992 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 to 1,990.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.