Two more COVID related deaths in 24 hours

A digital recreation of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

The Northwest Territories is reporting that two more residents have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

No details were given on either of the deceased, but this marks the ninth NWT resident to die from the virus.

There are now 356 active cases in the NWT, according to a Government of the Northwest Territories press release.

Fort Simpson is reporting six new cases in the past 24 hours after previously having none.

Cases also increased to 12 in Hay River , after previously being at eight and two new cases were also reported in Inuvik.

The number of active cases dropped in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ to 204, but they rose in Behchokǫ̀ and there are now 120 active cases in the community. Additionally there are two cases in Whatì and six in Fort Smith.

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