6 new COVID-19 cases, 7 recoveries reported in Nunavut

Territory’s active cases stand at 64, premier says

Six new COVID-19 cases and seven recoveries brought the number of active cases across Nunavut to 64, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported on Twitter Tuesday. (Image by PIR04D from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut fell again Tuesday despite an increase in the number of new cases in Iqaluit, according to Premier Joe Savikataaq.

Six new cases were confirmed since Monday but seven more people have recovered from the illness, the premier wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. There have been 171 recoveries since the latest outbreak began in mid-April, affecting Iqaluit, Kinngait and Rankin Inlet.

It brings the number of cases across the territory down to 64 on Tuesday from 65 the day before.

All but one of the cases are in Iqaluit. There is a single case in Kinngait.

Government of Nunavut officials are scheduled to provide a public update Wednesday at 11 a.m. eastern time from the legislative assembly. The updates are streamed on the assembly’s website.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by still here on

    I am appreciative of the efforts of the government of Nunavut to isolate people at the hotel, it has become much more peaceful in the “Bronx” area of town. hardly seeing RCMP or ambulances drive by, i wish it could stay this way for all the children in this area. they are our future and need to have the correct support for them to succeed. But I feel, after isolation those issues will all start up again.

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  2. Posted by Beverly Labrecque on

    Why has Nunavut consistently been below the Yukon, and Northwest Territories in administering their vaccine? The Yukon has administered 89.4% of its vaccine and the Nortwest 85.5%. Nunavut has administered only 66.6%, the lowest in all of Canada. In addition, it has the hghest rate of infection per 100,000 of the 3 therritories by a significant amount.

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