14 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Yellowknife

New exposure links identified


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

14 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the territory.

The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) confirmed there are now 34 total active and 6 probable cases in Yellowknife.

Residents at Bullock’s restaurant on April 30 between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. must isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 and arrange to get tested.

Anyone at Bruno’s Pizza & Donair on April 29 between 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. is asked to self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic.

A full list of public exposure notices can be found here here.

Over 1,o00 contacts are connected to the outbreak declared at N.J. Macpherson School.

Wednesday evening, the territorial government announced it would begin vaccinating youth ages 12 to 17 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine starting May 6.

Appointments can be made on the NTHSSA website.

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