Fort McMurray Drops Under 1,500 Active COVID-19 Cases

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is seeing a drop over the past 24 hours.

The province announced on Friday 1,433 new cases in the province over the past day.

There are currently 23,873 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 216,626 positive tests.

There are also 713 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 177 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 125 new cases and 158 recoveries in the past 24 hours which puts the active total at 1,493.

The rural areas added nine new cases and 11 recoveries, lowering the total of active cases to 64.

Wood Buffalo National Park’s active total is now at two following another positive case.

Fort McMurray remains the worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The community is averaging around 1,880 cases per 100,000 people.

The rural areas are now third with Lac La Biche County being the only other area which a higher rate.

In total, 4,471 individuals across the RMWB – 4,255 in Fort McMurray, 206 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 190,616 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 to 2,137.

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

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