Fort McMurray Sees 71 New COVID-19 Cases, 58 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Thursday 1,646 new cases across the province.

There are currently 16,223 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 166,177 positive tests. There are also 416 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 86 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 71 new cases and 58 recoveries which raises the active total to 606.

The rural areas added six new cases and no recoveries, putting the total of active cases at 15.

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at zero active cases.

In total, 2,177 individuals across the RMWB – 2,024 in Fort McMurray, 142 in the rural areas, and 11 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 147,920 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 89 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 2,034.

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

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