- The number of cases in the Northwest Territories has risen for the second day in a row and now stands at 17.
- COVID-19 cases increased in the Northwest Territories for the second day in a row.
The Northwest Territories reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. According to the N.W.T. government’s COVID-19 website, there are now 17 active COVID-19 cases across the territory.
Since Wednesday, the number of cases in the Yellowknife area has more than doubled. According to the government’s COVID-19 website, there are now 12 active cases in the capital area.
There are four cases in the Beaufort Delta on Thursday, one more than on Wednesday. The other case is located in Hay River. In the Dehcho region, there is no longer a case.
The government stated that 15 of the 17 cases involve N.W.T. residents, and two involve non-residents. In addition, health officials issued two flights of public exposure notices.
It stated that all unvaccinated passengers on Westjet flight WS3359 from Calgary to Yellowknife on December 13 must isolate for ten days and arrange to be tested.
It stated that fully vaccinated passengers in the duplicate rows should watch for symptoms and plan to be tested on day four. It also said that they should limit contact between their household and others for the first 72 hours, wear masks in social settings, avoid high-risk activities, and avoid large gatherings.
Passengers in rows 23 to 29 of Westjet’s WS280 between Kelowna and Calgary on December 13 received the same direction. On Thursday, the territorial government announced that the age for a COVID-19 booster dose had been reduced from 18 to 16. In addition, more than 15,000 COVID-19 self-test kits will be distributed to students before returning home for the holidays.
According to government officials, a news conference will be held Friday at noon to address leisure travel as COVID-19 cases increase across the country.
Source: C.B.C. News