123 active COVID-19 cases reported in Fort McMurray

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COVID-19 numbers for Alberta, reported on March 30:                

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  • 147,461 people have been infected with the virus. The earliest known COVID-19 case in Alberta was detected in a blood sample collected on Feb. 24. The first case was announced on March 5.
  • Of those cases, 137,499 people have recovered, or 93 per cent of all cases.
  • 576 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the active total to 7,975.
  • 301 people are in hospital, with 58 people in intensive care units. Privacy regulations means Alberta Health cannot release how many COVID-19 patients are being treated in local hospitals or health centres.
  • Four new deaths from COVID-19, totalling 1,987.
  • 8,078 people were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
  • 620,009 vaccine doses have been administered in total; 99,378 people are fully immunized with both doses.

COVID-19 in Fort McMurray:            

  • 21 new active cases in the past 24 hours, bringing known active total to 123. The first case was reported in the city on March 19. 
  • Three new recovery in the past 24 hours, bringing total to 1,782. 
  • Alberta’s province-wide mask order remains active. 
  • Privacy regulations means Alberta Health cannot release how many COVID-19 patients are being treated in local hospitals or health centres. 
  • Three people have died from COVID-19 in Fort McMurray, with the last death reported on Dec. 24. The first death was reported Sept. 8. 

COVID-19 in rural areas and Wood Buffalo National Park:                

  • No new COVID-19 case in rural communities reported in the past 24 hours, keeping active total to four cases. Two of those cases are in Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • No new recoveries in rural areas or Wood Buffalo National Park in the past 24 hours, keeping the total at 148. 
  • AHS has not confirmed which rural communities have active COVID-19 cases, only community leaders have. 
  • Alberta’s province-wide mask order remains active. 
  • Privacy regulations means Alberta Health cannot release how many COVID-19 patients are being treated in local hospitals or health centres. 
  • There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in the RMWB’s rural areas. 

COVID-19 outbreaks at Wood Buffalo’s schools:              

  • Information on school outbreaks can be found online from Alberta Health Services. No school in Wood Buffalo has been ordered to close. 
  • Outbreak: Holy Trinity Catholic High School.
  • Alert: Ecole McTavish High School.
  • An outbreak is declared when five people linked to a public site, such as a workplace, test positive for COVID-19. At continuing care centres and schools, the number is two. 
  • An outbreak is over when no new COVID-19 cases have been reported after 30 days. 

COVID-19 outbreaks at Wood Buffalo’s workplaces:                 

  • Information on workplace outbreaks can be found online from Alberta Health Services
  • Canadian Natural’s Albian site.
  • Canadian Natural’s Horizon site.
  • Children First Eagle Ridge Nest 
  • Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake site. 
  • Suncor’s base plant. 
  • Suncor’s Firebag Village. 
  • Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site. 
  • An outbreak is declared when five people linked to a public site, such as a workplace, test positive for COVID-19. At continuing care centres and schools, the number is two. 
  • An outbreak is over when no new COVID-19 cases have been reported after 30 days. 

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