Six new presumptive positive cases of Covid-19 were identified at the Gahcho Kué Mine by medical staff Saturday. 

The cases were identified during tests of the entire mine site, said chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola in a news release. 

The results are now being confirmed at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

There is no risk to the public and all active and presumptive cases are safely self-isolating at a secure location.  

The cases bring the number of individuals with confirmed or presumptive infections at the mine to eight

The latest cases come after Kandola declared an outbreak at the mine on Wednesday. 

The cases are unrelated to the Covid-19 outbreak declared on Jan. 29 at the Gahcho Kué contractor-operated winter road worksite.

The CPHO will continue to advise the public as new information becomes available.

Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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