Fort McMurray’s active COVID-19 case count is slightly rising.
The province announced on Tuesday 61 new cases over the past 24-hours.
There are currently 1,132 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 231,911 positive tests.
There are also 170 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 36 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added five new cases and one recovery in the past 24 hours which raises the active total to 35.
The rural areas remain at zero active cases.
In total, 6,958 individuals across the RMWB – 6,633 in Fort McMurray and 325 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 228,480 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 98 per cent of reported cases.
There were also four new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 2,299.
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.
Nearly 65 per cent of eligible residents in Fort McMurray and 45 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 on June 1, 2021, 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 (76 per cent)
- 60-74: 4,945 people (76 per cent)
- 40-59: 16,556 people (71 per cent)
- 20-39: 15,763 people (55 per cent)
- 12-19: 4,198 people (62 per cent)
This is the current breakdown for who’s gotten the vaccine in the rural areas:
- 75+: 61 people (60 per cent)
- 60-74: 287 people (59 per cent)
- 40-59: 597 people (51 per cent)
- 20-39: 393 people (33 per cent)
- 12-19: 168 people (36 per cent)