Sixth COVID-19 case reported in Fort Liard

Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19. (Supplied by Alissa Eckert.)
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A sixth case of COVID-19 has been reported in Fort Liard.


All diagnoses are part of the “small community cluster” connected to travel outside of the community.

The number of people isolating in the community remains steady.

“Public health is currently cautiously optimistic that initial public health and health services response will control the situation in Fort Liard,” Dr. Kami Kandola, NWT’s Chief Public Health Officer, said in a statement. “However, we do still expect to see some more infections in the community in the coming days — and things can change very quickly.

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A vaccine clinic, set to be held on January 21, will go ahead, with information about which portions of the population will be receiving the vaccine set to be released.

The clinic will run from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“The vaccination team is coordinating with the rapid response team to determine the best way to coordinate those seeking vaccination with patient and contact management on-the-ground,” Kandola said in a statement.

This brings NWT’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 31.

Meanwhile, the GNWT is still investigating the source of the Yellowknife COVID-19 case. No additional cases have been reported.

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Contacts 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or if you’ve been told to be tested, call the rapid response team at 867-695-1655.

If you have trouble reaching them, call the health centre at 867-770-4301 for an appointment.

Call 8-1-1 for information on COVID-19 – including assessing your symptoms, or to ask about the containment order.

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