Fort McMurray Adds 127 New COVID-19 Cases, 87 Recoveries

Fort McMurray is rising above 1,500 active COVID-19 cases again.

The province announced on Wednesday 1,799 new cases in the province over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 24,962 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 213,635 positive tests.

There are also 737 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 169 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 127 new cases and 87 recoveries in the past 24 hours which puts the active total at 1,515.

The rural areas added seven new cases and four recoveries, raising the total of active cases to 74.

Wood Buffalo National Park remains at one active case.

Fort McMurray and the rural areas are back to being the first and second-worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The community is averaging around 1,907 cases per 100,000 people, while the rural areas are sitting at 1,823 cases per 100,000 individuals.

Lac La Biche County is down to third as they’re now averaging just under the same rate as the rural areas.

In total, 4,171 individuals across the RMWB – 3,975 in Fort McMurray, 186 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 186,550 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 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 2,123.

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

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