No new cases of COVID-19 reported in the territory

Dr. Kami Kandola addresses media in a bi-weekly COVID-19 briefing at the Legislative Assembly on Feb. 17. (Mariah Caruso/CKLB)

According to the chief public health officer, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the territory.

This brings the total active cases to 64, with two coming from out of territory workers.

Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ have 30 cases, Behchokǫ has 16 and Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation have 11 active cases.

Meanwhile, Inuvik holds with seven active cases of COVID-19, with three new exposure locations.

While the territory is on a downward trend, community transmission is still happening in several communities.

Residents at the Gwich’in Tribal Council & Gwich’in Development Corporation from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on OCT. 25 through the 29 should monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.

Residents at Shivers lounge on Oct. 26. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 27. from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. and Nov. 1. from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. should monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.

Residents at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 on Oct. 31 from 12:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. should monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.

If symptoms develop residents are expected to isolate and contact their local health clinic.

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