Two more COVID-19 cases are popping up in Fort McMurray.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 26 new cases across the province – raising the total to 7,851.
Fort McMurray also had three more recoveries which puts the active total in the community at 15.
One of these cases is in a continuing care facility, believed to be a staff member. Senior residents are currently being tested for the virus.
Eleven cases remain active in the rural areas.
The majority of active cases in the region are linked to one social gathering.
Across the RMWB, 29 individuals – 26 in Fort McMurray and three in the rural areas – have recovered from the virus.
They are among the 7,191 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 91 per cent of the reported cases.
Meanwhile, there was one new death from COVID-19 in the province over the past 24-hours – putting the death toll at 154.
None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.