GNT: Daily Update – October 7, 2021

Press Release

YELLOWKNIFE October 7, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is announcing 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since October 6. The total number of recent cases, since mid-August, has increased to 1296. There are 456 active cases among residents in the NWT plus four (4) active out-of-territory cases. Of the remaining cases, 815 NWT residents and 15 out-of-territory cases have recovered, and there have been six deaths.
The OCPHO is working to provide the best information and data possible. Occasionally cases, previously considered confirmed, will be removed if additional testing determines they do not have COVID-19.

Community Breakdown

Region Community Active Total
Beaufort Delta Inuvik 1 4
Dehcho Fort Liard 0 1
Fort Providence 0 4
Fort Simpson 0 2
North Slave Fort Resolution 0 0
Łutsel Kʼe 1 4
Dettah, Ndilǫ and Yellowknife 277 661
Sahtu Colville Lake 0 79
Deline 0 21
Fort Good Hope 1 115
Norman Wells 0 53
Tulita 0 9
South Slave Fort Smith 7 8
Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation 6 20
Tłı̨chǫ Behchokǫ̀ 163 263
Gamètì 0 3
Wekweètì 2 3
Whatì 1 33
Industry Diavik 0 3
Ekati 0 4
Gahcho Kué Mine 0 1
Imperial Oil 0 1
Snare Lake Hydro 0 2
Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road 1 2
TOTAL 460 1296
  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the NWT is six.
  • The cumulative number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic is 47, of which 43 are associated with the current territorial COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak.
  • 64% of the total hospitalized cases were not fully vaccinated.
  • Cumulative ICU admissions are 16, 75% of ICU cases were not fully vaccinated.

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 7, 2021

FLIGHT

Location Date(s)/Time Range(s) Required Action(s)
Edmonton – Yellowknife – Norman Wells

Canadian North
Flight 244
Rows 6 – 12

October 3 Individuals in rows 6 – 12:

Fully vaccinated: Self monitor. If symptoms develop, immediately Isolate, and arrange testing.

Partially/unvaccinated: Isolate for 10 days and arrange testing

FORT SMITH

Location Date(s)/Time Range(s) Required Action(s)
Fields Store October 4
3:15PM – 4:00PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

YELLOWKNIFE

Location Date(s)/Time Range(s) Required Action(s)
M&M Meats September 29
7:00PM – 7:30PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Walmart September 30
10:00AM – 11:00AMOctober 1
7:00PM – 7:45PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op October 1
8:00PM – 8:30PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Rochdi’s Independent Grocer (Uptown) October 1
12:00PM – 1:00PMOctober 4
2:00PM – 2:30PM
Fully and not fully vaccinated individuals who were at this location should self-monitor for symptoms. Isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Range Lake Same day appointment Clinic

(Dr. Wong’s Walk In Clinic)

October 5
5:30PM – 5:45PM
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.

The OCPHO is attempting to provide exposure notifications wherever possible with the human resources available.  Community spread occurring in Behchokǫ̀ and Yellowknife makes this a challenging task.  Residents in these communities should keep in mind that any public place could result in exposure to COVID-19.

View all Public Health Orders on our Website

Health Service Updates

COVID-19 Walk-in Test Process Change in Yellowknife(link is external)
Starting Tuesday, October 12th, the COVID-19 testing clinic, located at 108 Archibald St., will be providing walk-in COVID-19 testing between the hours of 9:00AM – 11:00AM daily.  Clients showing up for a walk-in test outside of those hours will be directed to return the following day between 9:00AM and 11:00AM or directed to the online tool for booking an appointment(link is external).

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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