Fort McMurray Adds 67 New COVID-19 Cases, Region In Top Five Worst Case Ratio Across Alberta

Fort McMurray is seeing another jump in active COVID-19 cases.

The province announced on Tuesday 1,081 new cases across the province.

There are currently 15,087 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 163,119 positive tests. There are also 402 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 88 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 67 new cases and 19 recoveries which raises the active total to 577. One of these cases is an individual with ties to Father Turcotte with the school remaining open as all people who need to self-isolate will be contacted.

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.

The RMWB has the fifth highest case ratio per one thousand people in the province, trailing only Athabasca, Leduc, Camrose County, and Banff.

In total, 2,073 individuals across the RMWB – 1,921 in Fort McMurray, 141 in the rural areas, and 11 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 146,011 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 89 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 2,021.

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

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