13 new COVID cases in YK, bringing total to 47

(CKLB file photo.)

Public health is reporting 13 new COVID cases related to the outbreak at a Yellowknife school.

This brings the territory’s total up to 47, with three probable cases awaiting confirmation, a press release says.

Of the confirmed cases, 10 are the variant first identified in the U.K., known as B.1.1.7.

A total of 1,132 tests have been completed in Yellowknife since May 1, when the outbreak at N.J. MacPherson was reported.

A new public exposure was issued for anyone at the Bella Dance Academy on May 1 between 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

You can see a full list of exposure notices here:

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