YELLOWKNIFE — Two communities in the Northwest Territories under lockdown orders since mid-August will see those orders lifted late Saturday as active cases of COVID-19 start to decline across the territory.
Colville Lake and Fort Good Hope have faced some of the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak, which started after a hand games tournament became a superspreader event.
There are four active cases in Colville Lake, where half of the community's 150 people got COVID-19.
Norman Wells, which has a population of about 800 people, is now under a 10-day lockdown after cases climbed in the community last week.
Chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kandola, says there are also 43 cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife and community transmission is ongoing in the city.
There are 117 active cases of COVID-19 across the territory, down from 262 cases last Thursday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 1, 2021.
The Canadian Press