3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Iqaluit
Territorial total now at 36
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.