Fort McMurray Adds 60 New COVID Cases, 117 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Friday 732 new cases over the past day.

There are currently 16,577 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 223,011 positive tests.

There are also 638 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 177 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 60 new cases and 117 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 1,202.

The rural areas added no new cases and five recoveries, with the total of active cases now sitting at 43.

Fort McMurray is back to being second-worst in the province when it comes to spread of the virus.

The community is averaging around 1,513 cases per 100,000 people, while the Municipal District Of Bighorn is seeing around 57 more cases per 100,000 individuals.

In total, 5,185 individuals across the RMWB – 5,058 in Fort McMurray and 239 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 204,270 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 91 per cent of reported cases.

There were also two new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,164.

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

Vaccination Update

Over 38 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and 28 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+: 484 people (66 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,459 people (65 per cent)
  • 40-59: 13,170 people (57 per cent)
  • 20-39: 10,502 people (37 per cent)
  • 12-19: 2,127 people (50 per cent)

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

  • 75+: 60 people (57 per cent)
  • 60-74: 267 people (52 per cent)
  • 40-59: 490 people (42 per cent)
  • 20-39: 260 people (22 per cent)
  • 12-19: 66 people (22 per cent)

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