Coronavirus Canada update: N.W.T. confirm a fifth case

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Coronavirus Canada update: N.W.T. confirm a fifth case
Coronavirus Canada update: N.W.T. confirm a fifth case

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) confirms a new case of COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife.

The case is linked with travel from Latin America. There remains no evidence of community spread in the Northwest Territories.

The individual completed a self-isolation plan prior to returning to Yellowknife on March 23 and immediately went into mandatory self-isolation along with their household.

They developed symptoms on March 31 and were tested soon after. Positive results came back within three days.

This is another case where everything was done right. The individual and their household immediately isolated, had food dropped off, and stayed home. When they developed symptoms, they called ahead and were tested safely using the necessary protective equipment.

The individual is recuperating at home.

While public health is investigating all possible contacts 48 hours before symptoms developed and onwards, because the individual followed all instructions, they are expected to be limited.

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