Provincial COVID-19 updates for August 7:
- A total of 11,430 people have been infected with the virus since Alberta’s first case was recorded on March 5.
- Of those cases, 10,097 people have recovered, or just more than 88 per cent of all cases.
- There have been 134 new cases reported across Alberta in the past 24 hours.
- There are 1,125 active cases in Alberta.
- There are 68 cases hospitalized, with 18 people fighting the virus in intensive care units.
- There has been 3 new deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing Alberta’s total to 205.
- There have been 5,884 people tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. To date, 743,885 tests for COVID-19 have been carried out on 613,221 people.
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Local COVID-19 updates for August 7:
COVID-19 in Fort McMurray:
- There has been no new active case in Fort McMurray in the past 24 hours, keeping the total at 11.
- There has been no new recoveries in Fort McMurray.
- 60 people have recovered in Fort McMurray since the first case was reported in the city on March 19.
- There have been no deaths in Fort McMurray.
COVID-19 in rural areas:
- There has been one new active case reported in Wood Buffalo’s rural areas in the past 24 hours, keeping the known total at five.
- There has been one new recovery from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 53.
- AHS has not confirmed which rural communities have active COVID-19 cases, only community leaders have.
- Fort McKay’s First Nation and Métis leaders have made it mandatory to wear masks in the community.
- There have been no deaths in the RMWB’s rural areas.