Two new COVID cases connected to YK cluster

Yellowknife now at 51 active cases, three probable cases awaiting confirmation.

This image is a computer generated representation of COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2) under electron microscope. (Felipe Esquivel Reed/Wikimedia Commons).

Two more Yellowknife residents have tested positive to COVID-19.

This brings the city’s total to 51 confirmed cases with three probable cases awaiting confirmation. The office of chief public health officer released the updated numbers in a press on Monday evening.

Over 1,500 tests have been completed since May 1, when the outbreak at N.J. MacPherson was reported. Approximately 65 per cent of those infected are symptomatic but no one has been hospitalized.

The average age of those with the virus is 8-years-old, the release says.

There are no new public exposure notifications issued.

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