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Alberta reports five new cases of COVID-19 in RMWB

Last Updated Jun 30, 2020 at 4:17 pm MDT

FILE - 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, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

The province reported five new cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB in the last 24 hours.

Active cases in Fort McMurray increased by two, while there were three active cases and one recovery outside the urban service area.

Fort McMurray now has 20 active cases and 31 recoveries of COVID-19.

In the region’s rural areas, there are eight active cases and 14 recovered cases.

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Across Alberta, there were 41 new cases and no deaths from COVID-19 to bring the total to 8108.

There are 547 active cases of COVID-19, 154 deaths, and 7407 recovered cases.

53 Albertans recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

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


Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, discussed the increase on limits to outdoor gatherings from 100 to 200 people.

The change applies to outdoor events like performances, festivals, fireworks displays and sporting events.

Seated outdoor events will require the necessary space between families and cohort groups.

Indoor gathering and seated events remain at prescribed limits.

Due to the Canada Day holiday, Alberta scheduled the next update on July 2, 2020.