COVID-19 cases drop by 1 for 2nd day in a row

4 new cases, 5 recoveries — all in Iqaluit, GN says

Cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut continue to trend downward, five weeks into an outbreak in Iqaluit. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Ask Questions on

    How many of these people that have “recovered” were actually sick, as opposed to just having a positive test? If they were sick, then say recovered otherwise pick a new word… “cleared”?

    • Posted by Asymptomatic Doesn’t Mean Not Infected on

      Asymptomatic people are still sick. Their body is infected with a foreign virus, and when their body is able to fight off that virus, they are deemed to have recovered.


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