3 new cases of COVID-19 connected to Gahcho Kué mine outbreak

No identified risk to communites at this time.


An aerial view of the 5034 pit at Gahcho Kué mine. (Submitted photo).

The outbreak of COVID-19 at Gahcho Kué mine is getting bigger.

Dr.Kami Kandola, chief public health officer announced three news cases of COVID-19 at the mine on Feb. 19.

The workers were previously identified as contacts and have been in quarantine for a week or longer, according to a press release.

The three individuals are self-isolating and doing well.

This brings the total number of identified cases to 18.

The outbreak was declared on Feb.3.

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