COVID-19 cases climb in Yellowknife as schools close until at least Sept. 24

The N.W.T.'s chief public health officer is closing all JK-12 schools, colleges and trade schools in Yellowknife, Dettah and N'Dilo until at least Sept. 24 as COVID-19 cases continued to climb in the capital over the weekend, CBC Canada reports.

The N.W.T. is in the midst of its worst COVID-19 outbreak since the start of the pandemic. The OCPHO reported Monday evening that there are 117 active COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife, 22 in Behchokǫ̀ and 14 in Whatì. It says all three of those communities are experiencing community transmission.

Overall, there are 179 cases across the territory, an increase from 137 reported on Friday.