The presence of COVID-19 was confirmed in Yellowknife wastewater, the NWT chief public health officer (CPHO) says.
“There is likely an undetected case of COVID-19 in Yellowknife,” says Dr. Kami Kandola, CPHO.
The CPHO asks residents who were isolating between Nov. 30 until Dec. 9 to get tested, immediately.
“You should get tested now even if you don’t have symptoms,” says Mike Westwick, spokesperson for the Covid-19 Secretariat.
Essential service workers with exemptions should also get tested, he adds, unless you are a high risk worker that is already tested as part of their job.
Public Health collects wastewater regularly to track for the presence of COVID-19.
According to the press release, “there is not enough information to confidently assess public risk.”