RMWB’s Active COVID Case Total Drops Under 10 For First Time In Nearly A Year

The RMWB’s active total of COVID-19 cases is dropping under 10 for the first time in nearly a year.

According to the province, there are currently eight cases in Fort McMurray and one in the rural areas.

The last time the region was under 10 cases was August 20, 2020.

In just two months, Fort McMurray has gone from the being the worst in Alberta, and possibly Canada, in terms of spread of the virus to on-par with most of the province.

Currently, the community is averaging just over 10 cases per 100,000 people.

Back on May 13, Fort McMurray was averaging around 1,921 cases per 100,000 individuals.

The drop in cases seen over the last two months has been happening alongside vaccine numbers rising.

Over 66 per cent of residents, born in 2009 or earlier, in Fort McMurray and roughly 48 per cent in the rural areas have gotten at least one shot.

The best turnout has been from those 60 years and older as around 77 per cent of residents in this age range have received their first dose.

More and more residents are also starting to become fully-vaccinated.

Nearly 48 per cent in Fort McMurray and 33 per cent in the rural areas have received two shots.

Those born in 2009 or earlier can book a time to get their first shot at MacDonald Island Park or at participating healthcare facilities, while those who got theirs on June 14 or earlier can set up a time to get their second.

Those who got their first shot on June 15 can sign up on Tuesday, Wednesday for those who received theirs on June 16, and so forth.

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