10 more cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife

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The office of the chief public health officer has announced 10 additional cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife.

This brings the city’s total to 61 confirmed cases and six probable cases.

Despite the growing number of cases, there are still no hospitalizations.

According to the latest public health notice, youth make up 53 of the confirmed cases; the mean age of those individuals is eight years old.

Nearly 2,000 tests have been done in relation to the N.J. Macpherson School outbreak.

The OCPHO says testing priority remains students and staff at the school between April 26 and 30, anyone at the public exposure risk location that have been identified as contacts, and symptomatic individuals that are identified as potential contacts.

Here is an updated list of exposure risk locations.

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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 francis@cklbradio.com