COVID-19 is claiming the life of another individual in Fort McMurray.
The province announced on Saturday three additional deaths from the virus across Alberta – one of which lived in the community.
This is the tenth death related to COVID-19 in Fort McMurray and the RMWB.
Fort McMurray’s active total is continuing to drop.
The province also announced on Saturday 293 new cases over the past 24-hours.
There are currently 5,071 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 228,961 positive tests.
There are also 373 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 105 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added 11 new cases and 36 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 250.
The rural areas added seven new cases and five recoveries, raising the active to 34.
In total, 6,010 individuals across the RMWB – 6,324 in Fort McMurray and 287 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 221,644 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 96 per cent of reported cases.
Fifty-nine per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and nearly 40 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+: 501 people (68 per cent)
- 60-74: 4,774 people (69 per cent)
- 40-59: 15,473 people (67 per cent)
- 20-39: 14,085 people (50 per cent)
- 12-19: 3,716 people (54 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: 554 people (47 per cent)
- 20-39: 335 people (28 per cent)
- 12-19: 122 people (26 per cent)