Fort McMurray & Rural Areas’ Vaccine Numbers Sitting at 57 & 39 Per Cent, Active COVID-19 Cases Drop Under 400

The active total of COVID-19 cases in Fort McMurray is continuing to drop.

The province announced on Wednesday 410 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 6,305 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 228,128 positive tests.

There are also 435 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 122 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 13 new cases and 85 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 351.

The rural areas added two new cases and two recoveries, with the total of active cases sitting at 33.

In total, 6,468 individuals across the RMWB – 6,187 in Fort McMurray and 281 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 219,592 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 96 per cent of reported cases.

There were also three new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,231.

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

Vaccination Update

Around 57 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and over 39 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.

Those who got their first shot in March or earlier can also set a time to receive their second.

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

  • 75+: 496 people (68 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,726 people (69 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,112 people (65 per cent)
  • 20-39: 13,525 people (48 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,504 people (51 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: 278 people (54 per cent)
  • 40-59: 546 people (46 per cent)
  • 20-39: 327 people (28 per cent)
  • 12-19: 110 people (25 per cent)

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