UPDATED: 1 case of COVID-19 confirmed in Inuvik

Public exposure identified during a domestic flight from Edmonton on Apr. 24

A digital recreation of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) reported one new case of COVID-19 in Inuvik on Monday.

According to a health advisory, the infection is related to travel outside the territory.

A potential public exposure was identified during a domestic flight from Edmonton on Apr. 24.

Only those seated in the affected rows identified in the chart are considered to have an exposure risk.

As of 4:00 p.m. on April 27, this now includes row 13.

Public health is currently still investigating and reaching out to the rows affected on the flight.

This brings the total active cases of COVID-19 in the NWT to nine.

Six cases are in Yellowknife, two in Fort Smith and one in Inuvik.

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