The NWT reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, all in Tuktoyaktuk. Meanwhile, isolation rules for kids will be amended once the vaccine for those aged 5-11 rolls out.
The number of active Covid-19 cases in the NWT dropped from 104 to 48 between Friday and Monday. Yellowknife now has seven active cases while Tuk has 36.
Tuktoyaktuk reported one new Covid-19 case on Friday as the community's outbreak continued to gradually ease. Yellowknife remained on nine active cases.
Health Canada formally approved use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 for children aged five to 11. The NWT is awaiting the arrival of supplies.
Norman Wells and Fort Smith each reported one new Covid-19 case. Tuktoyaktuk's count fell by two to 101, while Yellowknife's remained at 14.
The Northwest Territories reported seven new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, including five in the Beaufort Delta region and two in Yellowknife.
Heightened public health measures are being extended in the Beaufort Delta as the Covid-19 caseload stabilizes in Inuvik but infections increase in Tuktoyaktuk.
The NWT began reporting data related to third doses of the vaccine against Covid-19. Meanwhile, 81 percent of residents aged 12 and up are now fully vaccinated.
In Tuktoyaktuk, which has 99 of the NWT's 136 active Covid-19 cases, the school gym is now an isolation centre. Yellowknife's case count fell from 19 to 14.
Tuktoyaktuk had 81 active Covid-19 cases as of Friday morning, the NWT government says, an increase of 44 in the past two days.
The NWT said on Wednesday a 12th person had passed away from Covid-19, the first fatality in the territory connected to the pandemic since October 29.
Fort Smith’s newly elected council unanimously passed a motion endorsing continued proof-of-vaccination checks at municipal facilities.