COVID-19 in Canada’s Territories

Since mid-March, we have been tracking data related to the coronavirus in the Canadian Territories. We wanted to see how the information changed over time. All information is direct from government sources.

Northwest Territories

Timeline of NWT COVID-19 Events

  • 4 New Cases November 12, 2020

    Four new cases confirmed in Fort Smith. Household transmission linked to first case announced day prior.

    Source: CBC North

  • Eleventh Case November 11, 2020

    Case of COVID-19 confirmed in Fort Smith. Case connected to travel outside of the NWT.

    Source: CBC North

  • Tenth Case October 28, 2020

    Presumptive case in Inuvik announced on Tuesday confirmed positive for COVID-19.

    Source: CBC North

  • Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Recovery October 27, 2020

    Three of the four recent COVID-19 patients recovered.

    Source: Cabin Radio

  • Ninth Case October 24, 2020

    Worker at Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine tested positive for COVID-19.

    Source: CBC North

  • Seventh and Eighth Case October 21, 2020

    Two presumptive positive cases in Yellowknife, announced on October 16, 2020, confirmed positive for COVID-19.

    Source: CBC North

  • Sixth Case October 20, 2020

    Presumptive positive case in Inuvik from announced on October 16, 2020, confirmed positive for COVID-19.

    Source: CBC North

  • Fourth and Fifth Recovery April 20, 2020

    NWT Chief Public Health Officer announces that all NWT COVID-19 cases are declared recovered.

    Source: NWT Chief Public Health Officer Twitter

  • Third Recovery April 17, 2020

    Third patient in the NWT declared recovered. Unknown details about the patient.

    Source: Cabin Radio

  • Second Recovery April 15, 2020

    NWT Chief Public Health Officer announces the second recovered case in the NWT. The case from Inuvik.

    Source: Cabin Radio

  • Fifth Case April 5, 2020

    Fifth Case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northwest Territories. The case recently traveled to Latin America returning to Yellowknife.

    Source: CBC North

  • First Recovery April 3, 2020

    First NWT COVID-19 patient declared recovered. The patient never required hospital treatment.

    Source: Cabin Radio

  • Third and Fourth Case April 2, 2020

    Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northwest Territories. Both cases related to travel outside of Territory.

    One case:

    • traveled to Europe
    • returned to Yellowknife

    Other case:

    • traveled elsewhere in Canada
    • first case from community (outside Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, or Inuvik). Later confirmed to be in Fort Resolution.
    • had a pre-existing condition that required hospitalization

    Source: CBC North

  • Second Case April 1, 2020

    Second Case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northwest Territories. The case recently traveled to British Columbia. Living in Inuvik.

    Source: CBC North

  • First Case of COVID-19 in NWT March 21, 2020

    The Northwest Territories announces its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Transmitted from traveling to British Columbia and Alberta. Living in Yellowknife.

    Source: CBC North

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