Three more residents of the Northwest Territories have died from COVID-19.
The territorial chief public health officer (CPHO) announced the deaths in a press release issued Monday afternoon.
“The OCPHO is saddened by this news. Our office wishes to express our sincere condolences to the families of those who passed away. Our thoughts are with the families and with community members at this time,” the release reads.
The deaths occurred on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, but no other details were provided on the deceased.
This brings the total number of deaths in the NWT to five.
The territory has the highest per capita COVID case rate across the country.
Since the start of the pandemic 30 residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Since Sept. 24 there were 53 new cases of COVID reported in the NWT.
However the number of active cases has dropped to 243 from 254 last Friday. There are also three cases of COVID in out-of-territory workers.
Of the cases, 166 are in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ , 57 are in Behchokǫ̀, 10 are in Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation, four are in Whatì and three are in Délı̨nę.
Norman Wells, Fort Good Hope and Fort Simpson each have a single active case.