COVID-19 cases double in Nunavik in past week

Health board reported 91 active cases on Thursday, up from 46 last week

All but four Nunavik communities reported active COVID-19 cases in Thursday’s regional update. (Graphic courtesy of Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services/Facebook)

By Nunatsiaq News

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Nunavik doubled over the past week, according to the latest update from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

Nunavik reported 68 new COVID-19 over the past week, according to the health board’s Thursday update on Facebook. There were 91 active cases, up from 46 the week before.

Salluit reported the highest active case count with 42, including 34 new cases this past week. Kuujjuaq had the second-highest number of cases with 24, including 18 new since last week.

Akulivik, Aupaluk, Ivujivik and Kangiqsualujjuaq were the only communities to report zero active cases. All other Nunavik communities had reported single-digit case counts.

Several COVID-19 restrictions in Nunavik were lifted last week, including capacity limits in businesses and at private gatherings. Masks remain mandatory in indoor public settings.

“Though measures have eased, it does not mean that COVID-19 is gone,” the health board said on Facebook.

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(8) Comments:

  1. Posted by Kpikinuk on

    Ok how many cold or flu cases have been seen in Nunavik???

    • Posted by Kpikinuk on

      Ok I know we need this vaccine but you can’t stop people from doing what they do it’s there right

    • Posted by NUNAVIMIUK on

      No more masks in Ontario, can t wait to breath on strangers, in a line up 2 feet away (sarcasm)

    • Posted by on-looker on

      how can you see it ..

  2. Posted by Angiyou on

    With the invasion of Ukraine, I thought Russia cured COVID , since no news is talking about it anymore.

    • Posted by Nanuk on

      Russia doesn’t care if people survive or die from Covid-19 or if they die from anything else. It’s a real-time example of a “Failed State.”

  3. Posted by Levi on

    Wow Inuit are strong and tough people only few deaths while whites dying left and right everyday. I am proud to be an inuk.

    • Posted by Kpikinuk on

      Levi I don’t think Inuit ever learned to see somebody dead and be happy about it if you think that wow

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