Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer (CPHO), has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Inuvik.
According to a press release, the individual travelled internationally and is currently isolating at home and doing well.
Public health says only household contacts were identified, with no further risk to the public.
The individual posed no exposure risk while travelling by air, the CPHO adds.
“There’s no doubt that the requirement to self-isolate is a sacrifice,” Dr. Kandola says, “but it is the most important way we can help take control of the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks.”
The CPHO says almost 30,000 self-isolation plans have been filed since March.