Loading articles...

RMWB observes eight straight days of no new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated May 22, 2020 at 4:36 pm MDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say necessary measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

The Alberta government reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the number of total cases to 6800.

Two more Albertans died of COVID-19 to bring the death toll to 134.

There are 865 active cases in the province and 5801 recovered cases.

This follows Premier Jason Kenney’s announcement that select businesses in Calgary and Brooks may join Alberta’s relaunch starting May 25.

READ MORE: Calgary given the go-ahead to reopen May 25

The province also reported no additional cases for the RMWB, but no new recoveries from the virus.

This means for 20 of the last 21 days Wood Buffalo did not register a new case of COVID-19.

There is one active case each in Fort McMurray and outside the urban service area, along with 23 recovered cases in the region.

READ MORE: COVID-19 cases in Alberta trending downward

Alberta Health officials completed 3205 tests in the last 24 hours.

Among the province’s long term care facilities (LTC), there are 83 active and 621 recovered cases.

100 LTC residents passed away from COVID-19.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, will release daily results to the public on a new staggered schedule.

She will make her next report on May 25, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.