N.W.T. reports 1 new COVID-19 hospitalization, expands rapid tests to Hay River and Fort Smith airports

There’s one new hospitalization as a consequence of COVID-19 within the N.W.T. at present, in response to the federal government’s on-line COVID-19 dashboard.

It is the second hospitalization for the reason that Omicron variant turned the dominant pressure of COVID-19 within the territory.

The federal government additionally reported 77 extra instances of COVID-19 Thursday. It states there at the moment are 1,274 energetic instances throughout the territory.

Of these, 722 are within the Yellowknife space, 214 are within the Tłı̨chǫ area and 122 are within the Beaufort Delta area.

There are additionally 64 energetic instances within the Sahtu, 62 within the Dehcho, 50 within the Hay River space and 40 in Fort Smith.

Fast antigen exams to be accessible at two extra airports and Fort Chip winter highway

Fast antigen COVID-19 exams will probably be accessible to travellers arriving on the Hay River and Fort Smith airports starting Saturday.

Folks coming into the N.W.T. by the winter highway from Fort Chipewyan may even be given the at-home exams if they’ve an accredited self-isolation plan.

In a information launch, the Workplace of the Chief Public Well being Officer stated travellers from outdoors the territory arriving on the airports will probably be given no less than two exams and are requested to make use of them inside a day of their arrival after which once more 72 hours later.

Beforehand, the at-home speedy antigen exams have been solely accessible for travellers arriving within the territory on the Yellowknife and Inuvik airports. 

Final weekend, the N.W.T. began making speedy antigen exams accessible for travellers coming into the territory by land at three border crossings.

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