Fort McMurray Adds 108 New COVID-19 Cases, 98 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Monday 1,597 new cases in the province over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 25,483 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 210,387 positive tests.

There are also 690 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 158 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 108 new cases and 98 recoveries in the past 24 hours which puts the active total at 1,481.

The rural areas added three new cases and four recoveries, lowering the total of active cases to 67.

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at one active case.

Fort McMurray and the rural areas sit second and third-worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The community is averaging around 1,864 cases per 100,000 people, while the rural areas are sitting at 1,651 cases per 100,000 individuals.

This is the first time the province has separated the rates from Fort McMurray and the rural hamlets.

Lac La Biche County is the only area worse as they’re averaging around 175 more cases per 100,000 residents.

In total, 3,982 individuals across the RMWB – 3,795 in Fort McMurray, 177 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 182,832 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents just under 87 per cent of reported cases.

There were also seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,117.

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

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