Coral Harbour COVID-19 outbreak reaches 7 active cases

4 new cases were reported Monday

Coral Harbour has seven active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to Nunavut’s Health Department. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Nunavummiutajunga on

    Please take the opportunity to get vaccinated, there is enough evidence that this virus can and will continue to kill our family, friends , and people we don’t know. I grew up in a religious family and this virus scares me because it does not differentiate what religion you may belong to and what your name is. This virus is mutating slowly and I sooner see the end because the virus will no longer mutate.

    Please get vaccinated, stop the spread of Covid.

    Vaccination saves lives.

    I don’t want to see more Nunavummiut unnecessarily buried because of COVID!

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    • Posted by Jeannine Weber on

      I had both vaccinations with Moderna, änd had absolutely no problems with it. I have friends with ” Long-covid”, they are young and still have difficulties with breathing.

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    • Posted by Where Did Religion Come From? on

      Covid does not differentiate what religion you may belong to, unlike other viruses which are less scary because they prefer non-Christians.

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      • Posted by Nunavummiutajunga on

        Certain religions seem to oppose more than others or strong family ties have a huge influence. Thus referencing the religion and I am not trying to point at any particular thing, trying to be inclusive and respectful….

  2. Posted by Colin on

    One of the lowest vaccinated rates in Kivalliq, please get your vaccine, we don’t want it to be like the NWT, already 2 deaths and over 300 infections, do your part.

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