Fort McMurray Surpasses 400 Active COVID-19 Cases After 62 In Past 24 Hours

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is seeing a big rise over the past 24 hours.

The province announced on Friday 1,521 new cases across the province.

There are currently 13,059 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 158,426 positive tests. There are also 333 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 83 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 62 new cases and two recoveries which raises the active total to 416.

The rural areas didn’t see any new changes, keeping the total of active cases at four.

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at zero active cases.

In total, 2,009 individuals across the RMWB – 1,857 in Fort McMurray, 141 in the rural areas, and 11 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 143,360 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 90 per cent of reported cases.

There were also two new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,007.

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

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