Daily Update – October 5, 2021

News Type: 
Advisories

Case Counts as of 9:00AM

YELLOWKNIFE October 5, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) would like to clarify that the staff at the Behchokǫ̀ check point are appointed Public Health Officers in place to enforce the public health orders for the community.

The OCPHO is announcing 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since October 4. The total number of recent cases, since mid-August, has increased to 1190. There are 374 active cases among residents in the NWT plus four (4) active out-of-territory cases. Of the remaining cases, 791 NWT residents and 15 out-of-territory cases have recovered, and there have been six deaths. 
The OCPHO is working to provide the best information and data possible. Occasionally cases, previously considered confirmed, will be removed if additional testing determines they are not a positive case of COVID-19.

Community Breakdown

Region

Community

Active

Total

Beaufort Delta

Inuvik

1

4

Dehcho

Fort Liard

0

1

Fort Providence

0

4

Fort Simpson

0

2

North Slave

Fort Resolution

0

0

Łutsel Kʼe

1

4

Dettah, Ndilǫ and Yellowknife

243

604

Sahtu

Colville Lake

0

79

Deline

0

21

Fort Good Hope

1

115

Norman Wells

0

53

Tulita

0

9

South Slave

Fort Smith

5

6

Hay River and K'atl'odeeche First Nation

3

17

Tłı̨chǫ 

Behchokǫ̀      

119

219

Gamètì         

0

3

Wekweètì    

3

3

Whatì          

1

33

Industry

Diavik

0

3

Ekati

0

4

Gahcho Kué Mine

0

1

Imperial Oil

0

1

Snare Lake Hydro

0

2

Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road

1

2

TOTAL

378

1190

  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the NWT is six.
  • The cumulative number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic is 40, of which 36 are associated with the current territorial COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak.
  • 70% of the total hospitalized cases were not fully vaccinated.
  • Cumulative ICU admissions are 13.

Check the NWT COVID-19 Dashboard for further details about percentage of unvaccinated cases and Variant of Concern updates.

New Public Health Exposure Locations for October 5, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE

Location

Date(s)/Time Range(s)

Required Action(s)

Canadian Tire

September 29
3:00PM – 4:00PM

October 1
4:00PM – 4:30PM

Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Walmart

October 1
5:00PM – 6:00PM

Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Staples

October 2
11:00AM – 11:30AM

Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Vietnamese Noodle House

October 3
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Visit our website for a list of all current exposure notifications.

The OCPHO is attempting to provide exposure notifications wherever possible with the human resources available.  Community spread occurring in Behchokǫ̀ and Yellowknife make this a challenging task.  Residents in these communities should keep in mind that any public place could result in exposure to COVID-19.

View all Public Health Orders on our Website

Attribution

All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

Relevant links

Media Contact

Richard Makohoniuk

Manager, COVID Communications

COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

richard_makohoniuk@gov.nt.ca