Active COVID-19 cases in Nunavik drop to 48
Only 6 communities reported cases on Thursday, Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services reported 48 active COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down from 95 two days earlier.
Thursday marks the first time since Deb. 27 that the number of active cases in the region fell below 50. COVID-19 began spreading in the region during the holidays with the Omicron wave of the pandemic.
Active cases are now only reported in six communities. Kangiqsujuaq had the highest case count with 23, followed by Inukjuak with 13. Other communities included Akulivik with two cases, Kangirsuk with three, Kuujjuaq with two and Puvirnituq with five.
Since Oct. 7, there have been 2,814 COVID-19 recoveries in Nunavik, according to the health board. That number accounts for a fifth of Nunavik’s population of 13,188, according to census data.
The health board continues to follow the provincial government’s lead in lifting restrictions.