Fort McMurray Drops Under 1,300 Active COVID Cases, Over 35 Per Cent Of Eligible Residents Have Received First Vaccine

Fort McMurray’s active COVID-19 cases total is continuing to drop.

The province announced on Wednesday 908 new cases over the past day.

There are currently 18,813 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 221,467 positive tests.

There are also 685 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 185 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 68 new cases and 126 recoveries in the past 24 hours which puts the active total at 1,268.

The rural areas added three new cases and eight recoveries, lowering the total of active cases to 55.

Wood Buffalo National Park’s active total remains at two.

Fort McMurray is no longer the worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The community is averaging around 1,597 cases per 100,000 people, while the Municipal District Of Bighorn is seeing around 150 more cases per 100,000 individuals.

In total, 5,093 individuals across the RMWB – 4,855 in Fort McMurray, 228 in the rural areas, and 10 in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.

They are among the 200,496 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 90 per cent of reported cases.

Vaccination Update

Over 35 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and nearly 25 per cent in the rural areas have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Right now, those born in 2009 or earlier can book an appointment at MacDonald Island Park or participating healthcare facilities.

This is the current breakdown for who’s gotten the vaccine in Fort McMurray:

  • 75+: 480 people (65 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,327 people (63 per cent)
  • 40-59: 12,343 people (53 per cent)
  • 20-39: 9,236 people (32 per cent)
  • 12-19: 1,615 people (38 per cent)

This is the current breakdown for who’s gotten the vaccine in the rural areas:

  • 75+: 59 people (56 per cent)
  • 60-74: 246 people (48 per cent)
  • 40-59: 448 people (38 per cent)
  • 20-39: 222 (19 per cent)
  • 12-19: 41 (14 per cent)

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