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NWT testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories government says it will begin testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies developed in response to COVID-19.

Territory says testing of discarded, anonymous blood samples taken after April 1 will help it better understand how COVID-19 has affected its population.

This study is able to distinguish between antibodies generated by vaccination or infection.

The territory stopped tracking COVID-19 infections in its residents when it lifted all public health measures in April.

We continue to document the serious consequences of COVID-19, but that information is not available to the public.

The territorial government said there were 35 hospitalizations, four intensive care unit admissions and four deaths related to COVID-19 between April and August.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on September 28, 2022.

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NWT testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

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