COVID-19 detected in Resolute Bay
Hospitalizations caused by the disease climb to 19
Four presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Resolute Bay, one of the few communities in Nunavut that had dodged the disease until this point.
For now, there are no changes in the community’s restrictions, said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, at a news conference on Tuesday.
There are now 19 communities with active cases in Nunavut.
Across the territory, 22 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, bringing the total active case count to 366.
This big drop in cases overnight, from 540 counted on Monday, came with a chunk of recoveries being logged into the equation.
On Tuesday, 196 new recoveries were reported, bringing the total of recovered cases during this wave of the pandemic to 971.
There have been 19 hospitalizations in total, up from 13 reported on Monday.
There has been one death associated with the current wave.
Here are Nunavut’s 366 cases by community:
- Arviat — 16
- Baker Lake — 18
- Cambridge Bay — 18
- Chesterfield Inlet — 2
- Coral Harbour — 11
- Gjoa Haven — 1
- Igloolik — 38
- Iqaluit — 130
- Kinngait — 12
- Kugluktuk — 6
- Pangnirtung — 5
- Pond Inlet — 6
- Qikiqtarjuaq — 4
- Rankin Inlet — 34
- Resolute Bay — 0 (+ 4 presumptive cases)
- Sanikiluaq — 15
- Sanirajak — 9
- Taloyoak — 38
- Whale Cove — 3
Cases in Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Coral Harbour dropped by large numbers overnight, with Baker Lake going from 45 to 18, Cambridge Bay going from 40 to 18 and Coral Harbour going from 27 to 11.
Igloolik’s case count rested at 38, down from 100 cases reported on Feb. 2.
The highest case count in the territory is still in Iqaluit, with 133 cases.
Patterson, Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Health Minister John Main gave an update on the situation across the territory on Tuesday and are scheduled to give another on Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. ET.