COVID-19 case confirmed in Yellowknife

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One individual in Yellowknife has been confirmed to have COVID-19.

Public health officials say the case is related to international travel.

“Existing federal and NWT processes were followed, including COVID-19 testing at the time of arrival in Canada,” reads a health advisory.

It adds the individual and three contacts are isolating an doing well.

There are three active cases of COVID-19 in the NWT at this time.

Two are at Diavik Diamond Mine, where one individual is confirmed to have a variant of the virus.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to