One case of COVID-19 confirmed in Yellowknife

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A Yellowknife resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to health officials.

The individual recently returned from travel outside of the NWT.

A public health notice says they are isolating and doing well.

“The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer would like to remind the public that we expect an increase in COVID-19 introductions into NWT as case numbers increase in the rest of Canada,” reads the notice.

Health officials have not said whether the latest case is confirmed to be the Delta variant, a more easily transmissible strain of the virus.

This is the territory’s 175th confirmed case of the virus and the second case in recent weeks, the other being in Fort Smith.

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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