RMWB’s Active COVID Case Total Drops To 100

Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is continuing to drop.

The province also announced on Thursday 150 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 2,471 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 231,008 positive tests.

There are also 242 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 58 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added three new cases and 11 recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 85.

The rural areas saw no new cases and no recoveries, keeping the active total at 15.

In total, 6,862 individuals across the RMWB – 6,545 in Fort McMurray and 317 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 226,257 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents nearly 98 per cent of reported cases.

Vaccine Update

Over 62 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+: 512 people (70 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,866 people (71 per cent)
  • 40-59: 16,137 people (69 per cent)
  • 20-39: 15,108 people (53 per cent)
  • 12-19: 4,013 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: 281 people (55 per cent)
  • 40-59: 581 people (49 per cent)
  • 20-39: 366 people (31 per cent)
  • 12-19: 156 people (33 per cent)

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