Four additional COVID cases in Fort Smith

(CKLB file photo).

Four more people have gotten COVID-19 in Fort Smith. They are all connected to the individual case announced earlier this week.

Public health officials say the transmission is travel-related.

“All individuals continue to isolate and recover safely at home,” reads a public health notice.

Dr. Kami Kandola’s office, the chief public health officer, says there is still no public risk in the community.

Diavik case confirmed

In the same public health notice, officials said the presumptive case at Diavik Diamond Mine has been confirmed.

All of the individual’s contact are currently isolating on site, but so far “there is no indication of an outbreak.”

Dr. Kandola’s office is reminding residents to maintain social distancing, wear a mask when out and continue proper hygiene to minimize risk.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to