1 case of COVID-19 confirmed at Diavik Diamond Mine

An aerial view of the Diavik diamond mine. (File photo).

Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer (CPHO), has announced a new case of COVID-19 at Diavik Diamond Mine.

According to a press release, there is no identified risk to the public as the individual “did not acquire infection from the mine site.”

The infected individual and 35 other workers are self-isolating at the mine site.

The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) says it’s working closely with the mine and public health to gather information, mitigate the risk of transmission and monitor the situation.

The case will not be reported under the territory’s COVID-19 statistics because the individual is not an NWT resident.

This news comes after the OCPHO announced the end of a COVID-19 outbreak at Gahcho Kué mine.

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