Coral Harbour COVID-19 outbreak reaches 7 active cases
4 new cases were reported Monday
Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday in Coral Harbour, bringing the community’s total number of active cases to seven, according to Nunavut’s Health Department.
The new cases follow public health restrictions imposed in Coral Harbour last Friday.
These include the closure of all non-essential businesses, travel restrictions in and out of the hamlet, limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings to five people and restaurants being limited to take-out service.
On Saturday the Health Department released an exposure notice that urged people who attended a gathering on Sept. 29 to isolate immediately for 14 days. Those who attended that gathering were at “significant risk” of increased exposure to COVID-19, according to the Health Department.
The original case from this outbreak was reported on Sept. 29 and resolved last week.
With only 53 per cent of Coral Harbour’s population that’s at least 12 years old being fully vaccinated, the hamlet of about 975 people has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the territory.