Active COVID-19 cases surpass 200 in Nunavik
Salluit remains under lockdown with 142 active cases
Nunavik is now reporting 212 active cases of COVID-19, with 23 new cases added on Tuesday.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says the majority of active cases are in Salluit and Kangirsuk, which are reporting 142 and 52 active cases, respectively.
The health board has reported an additional 11 recoveries since Monday.
Kuujjuaq, Salluit and Kangirsuk remain under a “red-alert” lockdown, while the rest of the region is under “orange” restrictions.
The health board has been pushing for more people to get vaccinated in Nunavik. Only 59 per cent of the eligible population, ages 12 and up, are vaccinated with two doses, according to a Facebook post by the health board last week.
“The importance of adequate protection has been expressed time and again,” the health board said on Facebook. “Getting vaccinated will improve the situation and the risk of severe complications from receiving it are practically insignificant.”