RMWB Adds 17 New COVID Cases, 55 Recoveries

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

The province announced on Thursday 296 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 5,831 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 228,424 positive tests.

There are also 411 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 120 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 16 new cases and 54 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 313.

The rural areas added one new case and one recovery, with the total of active cases sitting at 33.

In total, 6,523 individuals across the RMWB – 6,241 in Fort McMurray and 282 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 220,357 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 96 per cent of reported cases.

There were also five new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,236.

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

Vaccination Update

Nearly 58 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: 4,742 people (69 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,224 people (66 per cent)
  • 20-39: 13,707 people (48 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,585 people (52 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: 279 people (55 per cent)
  • 40-59: 550 people (47 per cent)
  • 20-39: 330 people (28 per cent)
  • 12-19: 121 people (25 per cent)

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