More ICU admissions as COVID cases continue to rise

Staton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. (CKLB file photo.)

Two more residents have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as a result of COVID-19, according to the chief public health officer (CPHO).

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the CPHO said there have been 11 cumulative ICU admissions since the beginning of the pandemic — that number was at nine on Monday.

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services has previously said Stanton Territorial Hospital has six ICU beds.

There were 27 new cases reported across the territory, but Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Behchokǫ̀ were the only communities to see a rise in active cases.

There are 141 active cases in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, and 51 active cases in Behchokǫ̀.

Additionally there are 30 cases in Whatì, nine in Hay River and two in Fort Good Hope, while Délı̨nę, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Łutselkʼe, Fort Resolution and Fort Liard each have one active case.

There are also active COVID cases at Gahcho Kué Mine, Diavik Diamond Mine and the Snare Hydro System worksite.

There are 241 active COVID cases across the territory, more details can be found here.

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