3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Iqaluit

Territorial total now at 36

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Iqaluit now stands at 34, after three new cases were announced by Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq on Thursday morning. (File Photo)

By Dustin Patar

The number of COVID-19 cases in Iqaluit increased by three on Thursday, bringing the Nunavut capital’s caseload to 34.

The announcement, made by Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq through social media, comes just over a week since Iqaluit confirmed its first case of the virus.

Meanwhile, Kinngait remains at two active cases.

Last week, the government identified the Storehouse Bar and Grill as a site of potential COVID-19 exposure and encouraged anyone who had been to the establishment since April 8 to monitor themselves and schedule a test if they show any symptoms.

Yesterday, the Chartroom Lounge was also identified as a site of potential exposure. Anybody who visited the bar from April 10 to 14 may have been exposed to COVID-19, the government said Wednesday evening.

Any resident of Nunavut who thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19 is asked to call a hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern time.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include sore throat, runny nose, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, muscle ache, loss of taste and smell, tiredness, fever or upset stomach.

For updated information and resources on COVID-19 visit the Government of Nunavut’s website.

The government’s next COVID-19 update will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. eastern time.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Wonder on

    I realize the two communities are so very different and perhaps hard to say, but is there any way to compare the differences in how the cases are increasing/decreasing in comparison to those previously in Arviat?

    A lot comes to play in the equations such as drinking establishments that were identified as where contacts were made, but that aside…. is it increasing quicker over the week or the same or less?

  2. Posted by Baffin on

    Dr.Patterson needs to give us the Results to SEE if The COVID
    Cases are the VARIANT.
    Time is up
    Thanks

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  3. Posted by anne leung on

    Do we have a specific isolated location for individual who test positve COVID19? If they just isolated at home, it is very easy to spread to family members due to home environment in Iqaluit. Can Government consider this for Iqalummiut?

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