RMWB’s Active COVID-19 Case Total Drops Under 150

The active total of COVID-19 cases in Fort McMurray is continuing to drop.

The province announced on Sunday 165 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 3,180 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 230,463 positive tests.

There are also 272 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 75 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added two new cases and seven recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 125.

The rural areas saw no new cases and seven recoveries, putting the active total at 16.

In total, 6,808 individuals across the RMWB – 6,496 in Fort McMurray and 312 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 225,013 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 97 per cent of reported cases.

There was also one new death from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,270.

To date, 13 individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.

Vaccination Update

Over 61 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and roughly 42 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 April 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+: 509 people (69 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,850 people (70 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,974 people (69 per cent)
  • 20-39: 14,928 people (53 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,975 people (58 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: 280 people (55 per cent)
  • 40-59: 579 people (49 per cent)
  • 20-39: 363 people (31 per cent)
  • 12-19: 155 people (33 per cent)

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