For the first time since the fall Covid-19 outbreak reached Behchokǫ̀, the community reported no new cases in the past day. Hay River moved to 39 active cases.
Behchokǫ̀'s active Covid-19 case count returned to 68 as the NWT reported 34 new cases, a sign the territory's fall outbreak still has some distance to run.
Tuktoyaktuk's RCMP detachment needs one additional officer and Behchokǫ̀'s detachment needs 12, internal studies of NWT police staffing have found.
As officials began to talk of the outbreak turning a corner, the NWT had a relatively quiet day for new Covid-19 cases by recent standards.
Pandemic restrictions in Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀ are being extended to October 22. Afterward, proof of vaccination is set to be introduced at some businesses.
A seventh person in the NWT has died as a result of Covid-19, the territory said on Tuesday, as active case numbers dropped to their lowest figure this month.
The NWT reported 51 new Covid-19 cases in three communities on Thursday. As hospitalizations ticked upward, Behchokǫ̀ gave healthcare staff cause for concern.
For the first time, the NWT has more than 400 active cases of Covid-19. There are 266 in Yellowknife and 137 in Behchokǫ̀, by far the worst-hit communities.
A Covid-19 containment order is set to lift in Whatì but restrictions will be maintained in Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀ as outbreaks show no sign of dissipating.
There were 66 new Covid-19 cases reported in the Northwest Territories on Tuesday as outbreaks grow in both Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀. Here's the latest.
Travellers now can't enter or leave Behchokǫ̀ unless they are fully vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19. It's the first time the NWT has tried such a rule.
The NWT added almost 100 new Covid-19 cases since Wednesday. There are now 341 active cases, 219 of them in Yellowknife – an increase in the capital of 47.