Over 1,600 Active COVID-19 Cases Across RMWB

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

The province announced on Friday 1,980 new cases in the province over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 24,860 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 205,115 positive tests.

There are also 659 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 150 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 131 new cases and 102 recoveries in the past 24 hours which puts the active total at 1,541.

The rural areas added 12 new cases and three recoveries, raising the total of active cases to 64.

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 around 1,922 cases per 100,000 individuals.

The next closest is Lac La Biche County which is averaging roughly 200 fewer cases per 100,000 people.

In total, 3,607 individuals across the RMWB – 3,428 in Fort McMurray, 169 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 178,149 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 87 per cent of reported cases.

There were also four new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,106.

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

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