An outbreak of COVID-19 is being declared at Canadian Natural Resources’ Horizon work camp north of Fort McMurray.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday five positive and presumptive cases have been linked to the site.
She says CNRL is working closely with Alberta Health Services to limit the spread of the virus.
All employees are in the process of getting tested.
In late April, CNRL announced they had two cases at separate sites, however, they didn’t indicate whether either were at Horizon.
This is the second outbreak at a work camp, following the one at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake site, also north of Fort McMurray.
There are currently 107 cases, the majority of which have recovered, linked to this outbreak.
Two more people in Fort McMurray have recovered from COVID-19.
Hinshaw noted there are 62 new cases across the province – none of which in the RMWB.
This puts the provincial total at 6,407.
The number of active cases in Fort McMurray is now at one, while 21 others who’ve contracted the virus have recovered.
The only two reported cases in the rural areas have also recovered.
These 23 individuals are among the 5,076 in Alberta who no longer have the virus. This represents just under 80 per cent of cases.
Meanwhile, two more individuals have passed away from COVID-19 in Alberta – putting the death toll at 120.
None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.