COVID-19 cases drop by 1 for 2nd day in a row
4 new cases, 5 recoveries — all in Iqaluit, GN says
The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut edged downward again Wednesday, falling to 63 because there were more recoveries than new cases detected.
Four new cases were confirmed in Iqaluit, which has been dealing with an outbreak of the respiratory illness since mid-April, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported on Twitter on Wednesday morning before government officials held a news conference to provide an update on the outbreak. The capital’s first-ever case was reported five weeks ago, on April 14.
Five more people have recovered in Iqaluit, the premier’s tweet said.
A single case in Kinngait is still considered active. The government has reported that case is considered to be an occurrence of household transmission, meaning public health officials were able to link it to a previous case.
It was the second day in a row the GN reported one more recovery than new cases. On Tuesday, the government reported six new cases and seven recoveries – all in Iqaluit.
There have been 176 recoveries since the current outbreak began, Savikataaq said.