RMWB’s Active COVID Case Total Continuing To Drop, Vaccination Rate Slowly Rising

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is slightly dropping.

The province announced on Monday 115 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 3,089 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 230,578 positive tests.

There are also 270 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 73 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added eight new cases and 11 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 122.

The rural areas saw three new cases and two recoveries, putting the active total at 17.

In total, 6,821 individuals across the RMWB – 6,507 in Fort McMurray and 314 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 225,219 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, however, the death toll remains the same at 2,270.

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

Vaccination Update

Nearly 62 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and over 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: 4,852 people (70 per cent)
  • 40-59: 15,995 people (69 per cent)
  • 20-39: 14,975 people (53 per cent)
  • 12-19: 3,984 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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