GNT: Daily Update – October 4, 2021

Press Release

YELLOWKNIFE October 4, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) introduced new travel restrictions for Behchokǫ̀ in an updated Public Health Order released earlier this afternoon. The restrictions went into place at 5:00PM today and are in effect until 11:59PM on October 18, 2021. Visit our website to review details of the order.

The current outbreak situation northerners are collectively facing is serious; capacity throughout our health care system is not unlimited. The outbreak is disrupting our way of life. The public health orders intend to lower the risk of further transmission throughout Yellowknife and all NWT communities because we are so closely connected. These measures are difficult but we know they work.  They will work in Yellowknife and the surrounding communities if we all work together and do our part to stay home, isolate and arrange testing if we are feeling sick, keep our symptomatic children home from day cares and day homes, and follow the advice and recommendations of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO). This Thanksgiving season choose to celebrate safely by visiting with your friends, family and neighbours outdoors, virtually and over the phone.

The OCPHO is announcing 86 new cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since October 1. The total number of recent cases, since mid-August, has increased to 1125. There are 334 active cases among residents in the NWT plus six (6) active out-of-territory cases. Of the remaining cases, 766 NWT residents and 13 out-of-territory cases have recovered, and there have been six deaths.

Community Breakdown

Region Community Active Total
Beaufort Delta Inuvik 0 3
Dehcho Fort Liard 0 1
Fort Providence 0 4
Fort Simpson 0 2
North Slave Fort Resolution 0 0
Łutsel Kʼe 0 3
Dettah, Ndilǫ and Yellowknife 220 566
Sahtu Colville Lake 0 79
Deline 1 21
Fort Good Hope 1 115
Norman Wells 0 53
Tulita 0 9
South Slave Fort Smith 4 5
Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation 2 16
Tłı̨chǫ Behchokǫ̀ 105 196
Gamètì 0 3
Wekweètì 3 3
Whatì 1 33
Industry Diavik 1 3
Ekati 0 4
Gahcho Kué Mine 0 1
Imperial Oil 0 1
Snare Lake Hydro 0 2
Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road 2 2
TOTAL 340 1125
  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the NWT is six.
  • The cumulative number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic is 39, of which 35 are associated with the current territorial COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak.
  • 69% of the total hospitalized cases were not fully vaccinated.
  • Cumulative ICU admissions are 13.

Check the NWT COVID-19 Dashboard for further details about percentage of unvaccinated cases and Variant of Concern updates.(link is external)

New Public Health Exposure Locations for October 4, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE

Location Date(s)/Time Range(s) Required Action(s)
Home Base Youth Centre September 25, 26, 29, 30
October 1, 2
12:00PM – 8:00PM each day
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Ragged Ass Barber
*updated with correct date
September 27
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Hungry Wolf Restaurant
*updated with correct date
September 28
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Visit our website for a list of all current exposure notifications.

View all Public Health Orders on our Website

Health Service Updates

Day and Sobering Centre Reopening(link is external)
This morning, October 4, 2021, the Combined Day and Sobering Centre, operated by the NWT Disabilities Council, have resumed operations.  The day shelter portion of the facility will operate from 7:00AM to 7:00PM while the overnight shelter will operate from 3:00PM to 7:00AM.

Attribution

All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

Relevant links

Media Contact

Richard Makohoniuk
Manager, COVID Communications
COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
richard_makohoniuk@gov.nt.ca(link sends e-mail)

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