COVID case reported at North Slave Correction Centre

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

Nine more cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, along with 12 recoveries.

To date there are 117 active cases of COVID-19 in the NWT, 215 recoveries and one death.

Yellowknife has the highest case count at 43 active cases and the chief public health officer said in a press release officials are monitoring low level community transmission.

There was also a case confirmed at the North Slave Correction Centre.

In the Sahtu, Fort Good Hope now has 23 active cases of COVID-19, Colville Lake has four, Délı̨nę has seven and Norman Wells has 26.

In the Tłı̨chǫ, Gamètì has three active cases and Behchokǫ̀ has one.

In the Dehcho, Fort Providence has three active cases and Fort Simpson has two.

Inuvik has one active case, Fort Smith has one and Hay River has three.

The release says there are six hospitalizations connected to the current outbreak.

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