RMWB’s Active COVID Case Total Drops To Nearly 250

Fort McMurray’s active total is continuing to drop.

The province announced on Sunday 231 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 4,884 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 229,192 positive tests.

There are also 360 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 96 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 10 new cases and 31 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 229.

The rural areas added three new cases and three recoveries, keeping the active to 34.

In total, 6,645 individuals across the RMWB – 6,355 in Fort McMurray and 290 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 222,062 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 96 per cent of reported cases.

Vaccination Update

Over 59 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: 4,784 people (69 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,521 people (67 per cent)
  • 20-39: 14,148 people (50 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,766 people (55 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: 556 people (47 per cent)
  • 20-39: 335 people (28 per cent)
  • 12-19: 123 people (26 per cent)

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