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Coronavirus

Gahcho Kué Covid-19 outbreak is over, NWT declares


An outbreak of Covid-19 at the NWT’s Gahcho Kué diamond mine is now over, the territory’s chief public health officer said on Friday.

The outbreak was declared on February 3 and involved 20 people – 12 out-of-territory workers and eight NWT residents. The last person to be diagnosed developed symptoms on February 23.

Three workers were hospitalized after contracting the disease.

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“All of those who developed Covid-19 during this outbreak have recovered, meaning they do not have active infection that can be transmitted to others,” the territorial government said in an advisory.

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