13 new COVID cases in YK, bringing total to 47

An outdoor testing site was set up in Yellowknife in late March. (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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