RMWB Sees Slight Drop In Active COVID Cases

Fort McMurray’s active total is slightly dropping.

The province announced on Monday 127 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 4,707 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 229,319 positive tests.

There are also 351 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 94 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 11 new cases and 20 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 220.

The rural areas added one new case and one recovery, keeping the active at 34.

In total, 6,656 individuals across the RMWB – 6,375 in Fort McMurray and 291 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 222,364 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 97 per cent of reported cases.

There were also two new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,248.

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

Vaccination Update

Over 59 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and 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: 4,787 people (69 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,554 people (67 per cent)
  • 20-39: 14,211 people (50 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,793 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: 557 people (47 per cent)
  • 20-39: 335 people (28 per cent)
  • 12-19: 125 people (26 per cent)

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