9 days since last new COVID-19 case in Nunavut, premier says

Caseload remains steady at 8, all in Iqaluit

There are eight COVID-19 cases in Nunavut as of Monday, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by John W Paul Murphy on

    Congratulations to the Premier, the CPHO, and the staff of the CPHO. Those citizens of Nunavut are proud to have had your guidance these past eighteen months and will continue to support your recommendations to finally get rid of this virus and to get back to our normal life.

    • Posted by George on

      Do you really believe that the Premier and CPHO kept us safe? Sorry, but I don’t buy it. It was our isolation and sheer dumb luck that kept us safe (for awhile). Then we got a bunch of cases. What exactly did the Premier and CPHO do wrong? Answer: the cases were inevitable, given enough time and the movement of people. Oh, and people not following the rules. The Premier and CPHO were irrelevant in that whole scenario since the beginning of the pandemic.

      • Posted by articrick on

        Did they not send you enough bubble wrap George? Your comment sounds like you knew what to do from the start of the pandemic, why didn’t you share it with the rest of the world?


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