A case of Covid-19 has been diagnosed in Fort Liard.

The case is travel-related, chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola said Saturday.

The individual is currently isolating and “doing well.” Their contacts are also isolating.

There is some likelihood of additional Covid cases being discovered based on what is known about the latest case, though there are currently no public exposure notices in effect, Kandola added.

“The rapid response team will be working on the ground to collect additional information about potential public risks,” she said.

The latest case brings to 26 the total number of coronavirus infections in the NWT, and comes one day after a positive case was found in Yellowknife that has no known origin.

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...

Leave a comment

Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.