RMWB Experiences 18th COVID-Related Death, Fort McMurray’s Active Numbers Lowest Among Major Alberta Communities

COVID-19 is claiming the life of another individual in Fort McMurray.

The province announced last Friday one additional death from the virus across Alberta with this person living in the community according to the virus data map.

Not much is known about the individual due to patient confidentiality.

Across the RMWB, there have been a total of 18 deaths from COVID in roughly 11 months.

Seventeen of these residents lived in Fort McMurray, while one lived in the rural areas.

However, multiple Indigenous leaders claim members have passed away outside of the region and haven’t been added to the local numbers.

Meanwhile, there are 16 active COVID-19 cases in Fort McMurray.

Among the other major communities in Alberta – Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, and Medicine Hat – the community has the least number of cases.

Calgary is dealing with over 1,000, while Edmonton has over 300.

Red Deer is the closest to Fort McMurray’s active total as they currently have 31.

The rural areas also have no active cases.

Despite case numbers rising across the province, hospitalizations continue to remain low.

As of Monday, 90 people were being treated for the virus with 23 of these individuals being cared for in the ICU.

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