A dozen COVID-19 cases remaining in Nunavut on Saturday
No new cases reported while three more people recover in Iqaluit, latest government update says
Nunavut recorded another day with no new cases of COVID-19 to report, along with three recoveries, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced Saturday on Twitter.
It brings the territory’s number of active cases of the respiratory illness to 12 — all of them in Iqaluit.
Saturday was the fifth day since the current outbreak began that there were no new cases to report.
The Government of Nunavut declared an outbreak in Iqaluit on April 16, two days after a case was discovered in the territorial capital for the first time. Cases were then confirmed in Rankin Inlet and Kinngait, but all of the people diagnosed with the disease in those communities have recovered.
Since that outbreak began, the highest number of active cases at any one time was 86, on May 6. The number of active cases gradually came down in May. While new cases have been reported on an almost daily basis, the number of recoveries has outpaced them for most of the month.
Across Canada, the number of active cases has been declining in recent weeks and stood at 39,903 on Friday.
The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the outbreak in Iqaluit on Monday, May 31.