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COVID cases grow at LNG Canada, most recovered

Northern Health is reporting more Covid-19 cases at the LNG Canada work site in Kitimat. The health authority said Tuesday nine more workers have tested positive for the virus since an outbreak was declared on Nov. 19.
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The LNG Canada Project Site in Kitimat. (via Twitter/LNG Canada Project)

Northern Health is reporting more Covid-19 cases at the LNG Canada work site in Kitimat.

The health authority said Tuesday nine more workers have tested positive for the virus since an outbreak was declared on Nov. 19. That brings the total to 52 cases, including eight that are currently active.

Two people are self-isolating at the camp, while the others are isolating in their home communities, Northern Health said.

There have been 44 recoveries from the outbreak.

"On-site screening of employees, contact management and tracing are continuing, and there continue to be no public exposures in Kitimat and the surrounding area at this time," Northern Health said in an information bulletin.

There were 250 active Covid-19 cases in the Northern Health region as of Dec. 1. Thirty-three people are in hospital, 13 in critical care.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.