A third patient who had Covid-19 has recovered, the GNWT said on Friday.
The location of the recovered patient won’t be revealed, Department of Health and Social Services spokesperson Trista Haugland told NNSL Media.

The news from HSS comes just days after a second patient who had the virus was said to have recovered. That individual is in Inuvik.

The territory’s first confirmed case in Yellowknife was reported to have recovered earlier in the month.

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Of the NWT’s five confirmed cases so far, three have been in Yellowknife, one in Inuvik and one in Fort Resolution. That person was later sent to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife.

“While it is exciting at first blush to see our active cases so low, it’s important for residents to remember that we only get one chance at containment, and getting ahead of the spread is the only way to do it. We appreciate everything residents across this territory are doing to slow the spread, and protect our communities,” Haugland added.

In order for a Covid patient to be considered recovered, the individual’s symptoms must have cleared up and two tests with a 24-hour gap in between must come back negative, a GNWT spokesperson said.

As of Friday, there have been at least 1,500 tests for coronavirus in the NWT, with 52 test results pending.

Across Canada there are 31,884 confirmed cases and 1,309 deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada said in its Friday report.

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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