Active COVID Cases In RMWB Drops Under 1,000

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

The province announced on Tuesday 387 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 12,078 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 225,034 positive tests.

There are also 565 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 158 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 26 new cases and 122 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 960.

The rural areas added one new case and six recoveries, with the total of active cases now sitting at 38.

In total, 5,694 individuals across the RMWB – 5,440 in Fort McMurray and 254 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 210,764 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 93 per cent of reported cases.

There were also nine new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,192.

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

Vaccination Update

Over 41 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and 29 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+: 487 people (66 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,547 people (66 per cent)
  • 40-59: 13,968 people (60 per cent)
  • 20-39: 11,589 people (41 per cent)
  • 12-19: 2,530 people (60 per cent)

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

  • 75+: 61 people (58 per cent)
  • 60-74: 270 people (53 per cent)
  • 40-59: 504 people (43 per cent)
  • 20-39: 273 people (23 per cent)
  • 12-19: 75 people (25 per cent)

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