Fort McMurray is seeing another slight drop in active COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday 351 new cases across Alberta.
There are currently 5,501 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 127,921 positive tests. There are also 397 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 71 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added two new cases and four recoveries which lowers the active total to 58.
The rural areas saw one new case and recovery in the past 24 hours which keeps the total of active cases at two.
There continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.
In total, 1,801 individuals across the RMWB – 1,662 in Fort McMurray, 130 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 120,676 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 94 per cent of reported cases.
There were also 16 new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,744.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.