One COVID-19 case confirmed in Yellowknife

News Type: 
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE August 10, 2021 – An NWT resident in Yellowknife who returned from travel outside the territory has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The person is isolating and doing well.

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) has not identified any risk to the public at this time. This incident demonstrates that the current public health measures are working to identify cases early and minimize the risk of further spread.

The OCPHO would like to remind the public that we expect an increase in COVID-19 introductions into NWT as case numbers increase in the rest of Canada, public health measures are relaxed in many places, and travel volume into NWT increases. To help determine your personal comfort level related to travel risk, please visit Travel Hotspots on the GNWT COVID-19 website.

Evidence is showing that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is becoming more common in Canada and that COVID-19 is shifting to a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Those who are not protected are at higher risk. Getting vaccinated is the best protection for yourself and your community. For more information, please search “Delta Variant” in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the GNWT COVID-19 website.

Attribution

All commentary is to be attributed to Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the NWT.

NWT’s COVID-19 dashboard will be updated within 24 hours.

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Media Contact

Dawn Ostrem

Manager, COVID Communications

COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

dawn_ostrem@gov.nt.ca