Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the NWT, the office of the chief public health officer said on Thursday night.

“These cases were confirmed in quick succession this evening. Once the OCPHO ensured patients were notified and facts were collected, work immediately began to advise the public,” the office said in a news release.

One case is connected to international travel after the individual returned to Yellowknife on March 20 from a trip to Europe.

The other case is connected to travel elsewhere in Canada.

These two positive tests double the previous total, which were detected in Yellowknife and Inuvik.

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