YK sees 17 new COVID cases over weekend

A press release says 203 cases have been resolved, leaving the territory at 119 active cases.

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The NWT is reporting 53 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. 

A press release says Yellowknife had the biggest jump in cases going from 42 on Friday to 59 Monday. 

The chief public health officer previously said there was low level community transmission in Yellowknife.

In the Dehcho, Fort Simpson is reporting its first two cases of COVID and Fort Providence is at three cases. 

In the Sahtu, Fort Good Hope saw a jump in cases — going from 89 to 104, Norman Wells also saw cases rise from 41 to 50 cases, and Délı̨nę increased from nine to 16 cases. Colville Lake remains at 79 cases.

In the Tłı̨chǫ, Gamètì is now at three cases, while Behchokǫ̀ remains at one case. 

Inuvik is now at two cases, Fort Smith remains at one case, while Hay River is at four cases. 

The release says a total of 203 cases have also been resolved so the territory’s active case count stands at 119. 

There have also been five hospitalizations associated with the current outbreak. 

A new public exposure notice was also released on flight Canadian North Flight 244 from Edmonton to Inuvik on Aug. 27 for anyone in rows one to seven. Anyone in the affected rows is required to self monitor as well as wear a mask in public settings and arrange for a test if symptoms occur.

Here is the full list of exposure locations. 

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