RMWB’s Active Total Of COVID Cases Dropping To Nearly 750

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

The province announced on Thursday 513 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 10,017 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 225,937 positive tests.

There are also 538 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 150 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 30 new cases and 138 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 730.

The rural areas added one new case and four recoveries, with the total of active cases now sitting at 29.

In total, 5,974 individuals across the RMWB – 5,710 in Fort McMurray and 264 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 213,721 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 94 per cent of reported cases.

There was also one new death from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,199.

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

Vaccination Update

Over 43 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and over 30 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+: 494 people (67 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,600 people (67 per cent)
  • 40-59: 14,298 people (62 per cent)
  • 20-39: 12,171 people (43 per cent)
  • 12-19: 2,813 people (41 per cent) *previous provincial reports had the number around 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: 274 people (54 per cent)
  • 40-59: 515 people (44 per cent)
  • 20-39: 294 people (25 per cent)
  • 12-19: 88 people (18 per cent) *previous provincial reports had the number around 25 per cent

Second Dose

More Albertans can get their second dose of vaccine earlier than first thought.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, also announced on Thursday those on regular dialysis can get another shot between 21 to 28 days after their first.

They can set up an appointment by calling Heath Link at 811.

Dr. Hinshaw says she’ll have more information on second doses next week.

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