October 24th, 2020

Northwest Territories reports three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19


By The Canadian Press on October 16, 2020.

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Three people in the Northwest Territories have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, says a news release from the territory's chief public health officer.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP

YELLOWKNIFE – The chief public health officer for the Northwest Territories says three people have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19.

A release says one of the presumed cases is in Inuvik and the other two are in Yellowknife.

The person in Inuvik travelled there by road from Alberta, arrived last Saturday, and immediately isolated.

The release says the risk of transmission is very low and there are no concerns about exposure along the travel route.

The Yellowknife tests are from the same household and one of the people had recently travelled.

The tests must be confirmed at a lab in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 16, 2020.

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