9 days since last new COVID-19 case in Nunavut, premier says
Caseload remains steady at 8, all in Iqaluit
It has been nine days since Nunavut reported a new case of COVID-19, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter on Monday.
There are now eight active cases of the respiratory illness in the territory — all of them in Iqaluit.
On June 12, after two students at Aqsarniit Middle School who tested positive were among three new cases, Iqaluit’s caseload went up to nine.
Last week, due to a recovery, it dropped to eight. There haven’t been any changes since then.
Iqaluit’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on April 14. At its peak on May 6, there were 86 active cases in Nunavut’s capital city.
Cases started to drop gradually in May and June as the number of people who recovered started to outpace the number of new cases reported.
Across Canada, there were 11,759 active cases as of Sunday, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 outbreak update website.
That number has been coming down steadily since it peaked at almost 90,000 in mid-April. There have been 26,076 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began. In Nunavut, four deaths have been recorded.