Twenty-nine new COVID cases reported across the NWT

An outdoor testing site was set up in Yellowknife in late March. (CKLB file photo.)

The territorial government is reporting another 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

That brings the total number of active cases in the Northwest Territories to 198.

There are 86 cases in Fort Good Hope, 73 in Colville Lake, eight in Délı̨nę, 10 in Norman Wells, one in Inuvik and 20 in Yellowknife.

The Yellowknife Salvation Army emergency shelter is a new high exposure location and anyone who was there from Aug. 15-19 must self-isolate for 10 days.

Julie Green, the territorial health minister, wrote on Twitter that the GNWT is providing hotels for those experiencing homelessness who need to self-isolate.

The release says due to the outbreak, health centres in the Sahtu and Dehcho regions will be running on emergency services only until further notice.

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