CPHO: Two new cases of COVID-19 found in NWT

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Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer (CPHO), announced two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the territory on Feb. 1.

According to a press release, one case was identified at the Gahcho Kué winter road site and the other in Fort Liard.

The worker at the winter road camp is considered a known contact of the outbreak identified last week.

This is the third case of COVID-19 associated with the outbreak.

The case in Fort Liard is related to travel outside the NWT and is not related to the resolved cluster.

Both individuals are isolating and doing well, reads the release.

“The risk for further transmission in the community from this new infection is low,” says the CPHO.

The work site is also undergoing a deep clean before the new crew travels to the site.

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