Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is decreasing over the past 24 hours.
The province announced on Friday 1,155 new cases across Alberta – the highest daily total since measures were first introduced in mid-March. This raises the provincial total to 43,952 with 10,655 cases currently active.
There are currently 310 individuals in various hospitals with 58 being treated in the ICU. Alberta Health Services is working to add more beds in hospitals across the province.
The community did add five new cases, however, there were also 18 recoveries which lowers the active total to 124.
One of the new cases is an individual with ties to Sister Mary Phillips School, however, the AHS and Fort McMurray Catholic School District believe they contracted the virus through the community.
After seeing no changes in the past three days, the rural areas added five new cases, putting the total of active cases at 15.
In total, 502 individuals across the RMWB – 431 in Fort McMurray and 71 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 32,835 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents under 75 per cent of reported cases.
Meanwhile, there were also 11 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 462.
To date, two individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.