Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is decreasing for the third time in four days.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 1,566 across the province.
This raises the provincial total to 75,054 with 20,163 currently active. There are also 682 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 124 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added 13 new cases and 21 additional recoveries which lowers the active total to 232.
The rural areas didn’t see any new changes in the past 24 hours which keeps the total of active cases at eight.
In total, 819 individuals across the RMWB – 716 in Fort McMurray and 103 in the rural areas – have recovered.
They are among the 54,225 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 72 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 13 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past day – raising the total to 666.
To date, two individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.