Fort McMurray Rises Above 500 Active COVID-19 Cases After 65 New Cases, 22 Recoveries in Past 24 Hours

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is seeing another big jump.

The province announced on Monday 1,136 new cases across the province.

There are currently 14,849 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 162,038 positive tests. There are also 390 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 90 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 65 new cases and 22 recoveries which raises the active total to 529.

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

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at zero active cases.

In total, 2,054 individuals across the RMWB – 1,902 in Fort McMurray, 141 in the rural areas, and 11 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 145,171 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents under 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 2,018.

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

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