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Fourth day no new COVID-19 cases in RMWB

Last Updated May 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm MDT

IMAGE. Supplied by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

Alberta has reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 across the province and two additional deaths.

That brings the total number of cases to 5,893, including 106 deaths and 3219 recoveries.

In Fort McMurray, there are no new active cases as the total number sits at 22 with 11 recoveries.

This is the fourth day without new cases in the urban service area.

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Outside the Urban Service Area there are two other recoveries in the RMWB as well as confirmed cases linked to oilsands sites.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) was notified on Saturday, May 2 that one of their workers has tested positve for COVID-19.

The worker has been identified as a maintenance service provider at the Horizon site who had completed their shift on Tuesday, April 28, and following their return home began to experience symptoms.

In an email statement CNRL confirmed that they are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure that site staff in close contact with this individual have been contacted and isolation procedures followed, as necessary.

This is their second case of COVID-19.

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The company has has comprehensive precautionary measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including an additional measure which came into effect on Monday, May 4, where personnel are now required to wear face masks at all times on site and within camp facilities.