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RMWB active COVID-19 cases drops to 177
COVID-19 numbers for Alberta, reported on June 11: All Albertans born in 2009 and before qualify for vaccines. It is illegal for employers to fire or discipline workers taking time off for a vaccine. 230,119 people have had COVID-19: 3,529 active cases, 2,265 deaths, 224,325 recoveries. 170 new cases in past 24 hours. Three new deaths. 296 people in hospital, including 79 people in ICUs. 6,682 people tested in past 24 hours. Vaccine data had not been updated as of 6 p.m. on June 11. Most recent data was 3,215,144 vaccine doses administered: 67.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have at least one dose, 16.7 per cent of eligible Albertans fully immunized. Alberta’s earliest known COVID-19 case was detected in a blood sample collected on Feb. 24. The first case was announced on March 5. COVID-19 in Fort McMurray: 151 active cases (six new cases). First case was reported in the city on March 19. Cases are based on residency and do not include the commuter workforce. 6,464 recoveries (22 new recoveries). 13 residents have died from COVID-19 in Fort McMurray. The most recent death was reported June 10. The region’s first death was reported Sept. 8, 2020. Vaccine data had not been updated as of 6 p.m. on June 11. People with at least one vaccine dose: 75+: 69.3%, (505 people) 60-74: 70.1%, (4805 people) 40-59: 68.2%, (15737 people) 20-39: 51.8%, (14581 people) 12-19: 57.2%, (3897 people) 12+: 60.5%, (39737 people) All ages: 49.7%, (39737 people) Vaccine data had not been updated as of 6 p.m. on June 11. People fully immunized: 75+: 54.6%, (398 people) 60-74: 28.8%, (1974 people) 40-59: 8.8%, (2021 people) 20-39: 5%, (1419 people) 12-19: 1.7%, (114 people) 12+: 9%, (5930 people) All ages: 7.4%, (5930 people) COVID-19 in rural areas: 26 active cases (three new cases). Cases are based on residency and do not include the commuter workforce. 302 recoveries (eight new recoveries). There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in the RMWB’s rural areas. Vaccine data had not been updated as of 6 p.m. on June 11. People with at least one vaccine dose: 75+: 58.5%, (61 people) 60-74: 55%, (279 people) 40-59: 49.1%, (572 people) 20-39: 30.2%, (353 people) 12-19: 31.6%, (148 people) 12+: 41.7%, (1421 people) All ages: 34.7%, (1421 people) Vaccine data had not been updated as of 6 p.m. on June 11. People fully vaccinated: 75+: 49.9%, (52 people) 60-74: 32.7%, (166 people) 40-59: 16.8%, (196 people) 20-39: 8.4%, (98 people) 12-19: 1.7%, (8 people) 12+: 15.2%, (520 people) All ages: 12.7%, (520 people) RMWB COVID-19 school outbreaks: Information on school outbreaks can be found online from Alberta Health Services. Outbreak: Fort McMurray Composite High School (10+ cases) Outbreak: St. Martha Catholic School (10+ cases) RMWB COVID-19 workplace outbreaks: Information on workplace outbreaks can be found online from Alberta Health Services. Canadian Natural Albian Canadian Natural Horizon Centre of Hope Cenovus Sunrise Lodge Civeo Athabasca Civeo Lynx Lodge Civeo McClelland Lake Lodge CNOOC Long Lake Imperial Oil Kearl Lake MEG Energy Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Salvation Army Shelter Suncor Base Plant Suncor Firebag Village Suncor Fort Hills Suncor MacKay River Syncrude Aurora Syncrude Mildred Lake site Walmart Wapasu Creek Lodge
Arts council renews program partnering local artists with seniors and elders
A program that sets up seniors and elders with local artists will continue after a survey of participants declared the program a success. With vaccinations rising and COVID-19 cases dropping, organizers hope the program can be expanded to live events and in-person interactions.
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Westwood student offered $270,000 in scholarships for computer science projects
A Fort McMurray student has been offered $270,000 in scholarships based on his academics and research projects. Saptarshi Bhattacherya, a Grade 12 student at Westwood Community High School, has chosen to accept the Schulich Leaders Award from the University of Waterloo, which is worth $100,000. He is attending the university’s software engineering program this fall.