RMWB’s Active Total Of COVID Cases Continuing To Drop

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

The province announced on Wednesday 92 new cases over the past 24-hours.

There are currently 1,676 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 231,568 positive tests.

There are also 199 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 56 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added three new cases and six recoveries in the past 24 hours which lowers the active total to 40.

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

In total, 6,930 individuals across the RMWB – 6,602 in Fort McMurray and 328 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 227,600 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 98 per cent of reported cases.

Vaccine Update

Just over 63 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and nearly 44 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 May 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+: 514 people (70 per cent)
  • 60-74: 4,899 people (71 per cent)
  • 40-59: 16,328 people (70 per cent)
  • 20-39: 15,431 people (54 per cent)
  • 12-19: 4,106 people (60 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: 285 people (56 per cent)
  • 40-59: 594 people (51 per cent)
  • 20-39: 382 people (32 per cent)
  • 12-19: 161 people (34 per cent)

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