Dr. Kami Kandola, NWT chief public health officer (CPHO) reported an active case of COVID-19 at Gahcho Kué Diamond mine, today.
The worker travelled directly to the mine from out of the territory.
Public health is currently contact tracing 25 contacts, who are all isolating on-site, reads the press release.
CPHO says there has been no risk identified to NWT communities and because the individual is a non-resident, the case will not be included in the territory’s case numbers.
On average, COVID tests are returning in less than two days and Dr.Kandola encourages residents to get tested sooner, rather than later.
“Getting tested early allows public health to quickly investigate, trace, and isolate to break the chain of transmission.”
The individual is now isolated and further transmission of COVID-19 is very low, reads the press release.