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Wood Buffalo reports one recovery from COVID-19

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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Canadian researchers are making multiple breakthroughs in the fight against COVID-19, as a biotech firm take the firsts steps towards a vaccine and a hospital in Ottawa opened a drive-thru screening centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

The province reported one recovered case of COVID-19 in Wood Buffalo.

Outside the urban service area, there is six active cases and 13 recovered cases of the illness.

Fort McMurray has 18 active cases and 31 recoveries of COVID-19.

RELATED: Alberta reports two new cases, single COVID-19 recovery in Fort McMurray

Across Alberta, there were 71 new cases and no deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The province must also deal with localized outbreaks in Calgary and Edmonton to explain the rise in new cases.

Canada’s chief medical officer of health, Dr Theresa Tam said officials should expect a rise in cases as schools and businesses reopen.

There are 559 active cases of COVID-19, 154 deaths, and 7354 recovered cases.

Hospitalization remains low with 41 Albertans currently in hospitals with nine in intensive care.

Weekly reports on Alberta’s COVID-19 response from Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.