RMWB’s Active COVID Case Total Sitting Just Above 30

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

The province announced on Monday 209 new cases over the past four days.

There are currently 1,261 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 231,850 positive tests.

There are also 179 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 39 of which are in ICUs.

Locally, Fort McMurray added 18 new cases and 23 recoveries in the past 96 hours which lowers the active total to 31.

The rural areas saw four previously reported cases removed from the provincial COVID-19 map, which means there are currently no active cases.

In total, 6,957 individuals across the RMWB – 6,632 in Fort McMurray and 325 in the rural areas – have recovered.

They are among the 228,294 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 98 per cent of reported cases.

There were also two new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 96 hours – raising the total to 2,295.

To date, 16 individuals in Fort McMurray and one in the rural areas have died as a result of the virus. However, Indigenous leaders have claimed members have passed away in other communities not in the RMWB.

Vaccine Update

Over 64 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and roughly 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: 4,935 people (72 per cent)
  • 40-59: 16,505 people (71 per cent)
  • 20-39: 15,704 people (55 per cent)
  • 12-19: 4,187 people (61 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: 286 people (56 per cent)
  • 40-59: 596 people (51 per cent)
  • 20-39: 391 people (33 per cent)
  • 12-19: 169 people (36 per cent)

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