Fort McMurray Adds 44 New COVID-19 Cases, 16 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Saturday 1,293 new cases across the province.

There are currently 13,687 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 159,719 positive tests. There are also 349 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 84 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 44 new cases and 16 recoveries which raises the active total to 444.

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, 2,025 individuals across the RMWB – 1,873 in Fort McMurray, 141 in the rural areas, and 11 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 144,020 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 90 per cent of reported cases.

There were also five new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,012.

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

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