An individual in Inuvik has been diagnosed with Covid-19, chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola said in a news release on Tuesday.

The person is isolating at home and is doing well, Kandola said.

They had travelled internationally and followed the proper isolation guidance when they arrived.

There is no risk of public exposure and the individual posed no exposure risk while travelling by air.

An investigation by health officials found the individual’s only contacts were inside their household.

The case in Inuvik comes just days after five cases were confirmed in Yellowknife, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in the NWT to 22, with seven active cases and 15 recovered.

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...

Join the Conversation


Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

  1. I love that there is never a risk to the public is someone making sure they don’t leave their residence. This has been Kami’s deal all along really sad. I hate being lied to