Fort McMurray’s active total of COVID-19 cases is continuing to drop.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Wednesday 277 new cases across Alberta.
There are currently 4,857 active cases across Alberta, while there have been a total of 129,615 positive tests. There are also 370 Albertans in the hospital for the virus, 60 of which are in ICUs.
Locally, Fort McMurray added four new cases and five additional recoveries, which lowers the active total to 40.
The rural areas didn’t see any new changes, keeping the total of active cases at three.
There continue to be no active cases in Wood Buffalo National Park.
In total, 1,823 individuals across the RMWB – 1,686 in Fort McMurray, 129 in the rural areas, and nine in Wood Buffalo National Park – have recovered.
They are among the 122,960 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 94 per cent of reported cases.
There were also seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta over the past 24 hours – raising the total to 1,798.
To date, three individuals in Fort McMurray have died as a result of the virus.