COVID-19 is claiming the life of another individual in Fort McMurray.
The province announced on Tuesday three additional deaths from the virus across Alberta – one of which lived in the community.
According to Alberta Health, the individual was a man in his 60’s. He did suffer from an unknown amount of other comorbidities.
This is the eleventh death related to COVID-19 in Fort McMurray and the RMWB.
In total, there have been 2,251 deaths across the province.
The active total of COVID cases in Fort McMurray is continuing to drop.
The province also announced on Tuesday 139 new cases over the past 24-hours.
There are currently 4,431 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 229,458 positive tests.
There are also 336 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 85 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added six new cases and 12 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 213.
The rural areas added no new cases and one recovery, putting the active total to 33.
In total, 6,669 individuals across the RMWB – 6,387 in Fort McMurray and 292 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 222,776 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 97 per cent of reported cases.
Nearly 60 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and over 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+: 504 people (69 per cent)
- 60-74: 4,797 people (70 per cent)
- 40-59: 15,613 people (67 per cent)
- 20-39: 14,338 people (50 per cent)
- 12-19: 3,824 people (56 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: 559 people (48 per cent)
- 20-39: 340 people (29 per cent)
- 12-19: 126 people (26 per cent)