Fort McMurray Adds 95 New COVID-19 Cases, 58 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Saturday 1,592 new cases in the province over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 19,702 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 180,369 positive tests. There are also 584 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 129 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 95 new cases and 58 recoveries in the past 24 hours which raises the active total to 1,029.

The rural areas added one new case and three recoveries, lowering the total of active cases to 20.

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at zero active cases.

The region remains the worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The RMWB is averaging nearly 1,256 cases per 100,000 individuals.

The closest is Banff which is averaging nearly 200 fewer cases per 100,000 people.

In total, 2,532 individuals across the RMWB – 2,374 in Fort McMurray, 148 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 158,603 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 87 per cent of reported cases.

There were also five new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total at 2,064.

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

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