GNWT Launches Visual COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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Yellowknife — July 20, 2020

Residents are now able to view COVID-19 data through the NWT COVID-19 Dashboard – an interactive, visual tool.  Using visualizations such as graphs and maps gives residents access to information that is easier to understand.

Residents can view the following information:

  • New and confirmed cases with daily statistics.
  • Interactive chart showing active and recovered cases including daily and cumulative statistics.
  • Interactive chart showing positive, negative, and pending test results including daily and cumulative statistics.
  • Interactive map breaking down by health region completed tests, people tested, percentage of population tested, and positive cases.
  • Breakdown of symptoms for confirmed cases.
  • Travel history of confirmed cases.
  • Regional breakdown of confirmed cases.

The dashboard will be updated once every weekday that is not a statutory holiday, and with greater frequency if the COVID-19 situation changes.


“One of the challenges that we have is communicating statistics on COVID-19 in way that is understandable to the public. This dashboard helps address this challenge by presenting information through interactive charts and graphs. This is part of our commitment to be transparent in sharing of information.”

- Diane Thom, Minister of Health and Social Services

Quick facts

  • To date, 2,995 completed tests.
  • Breakdown  by health region of proportion of the population tested:
    • Beaufort-Delta – 4.56%
    • Dehcho – 3.50%
    • Fort Smith – 7.92 %
    • Hay River – 5.14%
    • Sahtu – 1.89%
    • Tlicho – 5.90%
    • Yellowknife – 6.61%
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call 8-1-1 (8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week) or take the online assessment and follow the provided directions.
  • Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome should call 9-1-1.

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Mike Westwick
Communications (COVID-19 Response)
(867) 767-9052 ext. 49037