RMWB Active COVID-19 Cases Peaks Over 1,100

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is still rising.

The province announced on Sunday 1,437 new cases in the province over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 20,136 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 181,806 positive tests. There are also 594 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 140 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 99 new cases and 47 recoveries in the past 24 hours which raises the active total to 1,081.

The rural areas added one new case, raising the total of active cases to 21.

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 1,320 cases per 100,000 individuals.

The closest is Banff which is averaging nearly 140 fewer cases per 100,000 people.

In total, 2,579 individuals across the RMWB – 2,421 in Fort McMurray, 148 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 159,603 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 87 per cent of reported cases.

There were also three new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total at 2,067.

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

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