Five new COVID-19 cases and recoveries keeps active cases in Fort McMurray at 39

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COVID-19 numbers for Alberta, reported on February 20:   

  • 130,735 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, 124,114 people have recovered, or 94.9 per cent of all cases. 
  • 380 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the active total to 4,803. 
  • 336 people are in hospital, with 51 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.
  • Six new deaths from COVID-19, totalling 1,818. The majority of people who have died from COVID-19 also had high blood pressure, dementia, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • 8,380 people were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 
  • To date, 3,349,153 tests for COVID-19 have been carried out on 1,802,178 people. 
  • 5,104 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours. 165,527 doses have been administered, 63,882 people are fully immunized with both doses. 
  • 91 adverse events following immunization have been reported to Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services. 
  • Adverse events are classified as any health problem following immunization. They are not necessarily caused by the vaccine. 

COVID-19 in Fort McMurray:    

  • Five new active cases in the past 24 hours, bringing known active total to 39. The first case was reported in the city on March 19.
  • Five new recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,698.
  • Masks in public spaces become mandatory on Oct. 26, after 51 active COVID-19 cases were reported in the Wood Buffalo region. Alberta has since declared a province-wide mask order.
  • 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 or Wood Buffalo National Park has been reported in the past 24 hours, keeping the active total to two cases.
  • No new recoveries in rural areas or Wood Buffalo National Park in the past 24 hours, keeping the total at 139.
  • AHS has not confirmed which rural communities have active COVID-19 cases, only community leaders have.
  • Masks in public spaces become mandatory on Oct. 26, after 51 active COVID-19 cases were reported in the Wood Buffalo region. Alberta has since declared a province-wide order.
  • 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:   

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 has declared an outbreak.
  • Canadian Natural’s Horizon site has declared an outbreak.
  • Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake site has declared an outbreak.
  • North American Construction Group has declared an outbreak.
  • Suncor’s base plant has declared an outbreak.
  • Suncor’s Fort Hills site has declared an outbreak
  • Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site has declared an outbreak.
  • Syncrude’s Aurora site has site has declared an outbreak.
  • YMCA Eagle Ridge child care has declared an outbreak
  • 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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