Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Test at Diavik Diamond Mine; Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test at Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine

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Advisories

No risk to NWT communities. Monitoring continues.

 

YELLOWKNIFE 11 November 2020 – The following updates are provided on COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories. 

Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Test at Diavik Diamond Mine

A presumptive positive COVID-19 test has been identified at Diavik Diamond Mine.

The individual is an Alberta resident and traveled directly to the mine site by charter flight.

The individual was transported safely back home from the mine site.

No further details will be provided to protect privacy.

Medical staff at the mine are working closely with NWT public health officials to guide further actions, including getting the presumptive test confirmed.

Contacts at the mine site are isolated in designated areas with no additional risk identified for Northwest Territories communities.

Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test at Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine

A COVID-19 test for an Alberta resident working at Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine was confirmed November 11, 2020.

The individual traveled on a charter flight which went directly from the south to the mine site.

The individual is currently isolating appropriately in a designated quarantine area onsite alongside all potential contacts. 

No further details will be provided to protect privacy.

Medical staff at the mine are working closely with NWT public health officials to guide further actions, including thorough testing and follow-up.

Case reporting

These cases will not be included in the territory’s statistics as neither of the individuals are NWT residents.

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