COVID-19 ‘worse than it has ever been’ in Nunavik, says health board
259 active cases reported in region on Monday, with 198 in Salluit
The Nunavik Regional Health and Social Services Board reported 30 new positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, bringing the region’s total to 259 active cases. Just a week ago, the number of active cases in the region went above 200.
All but four of the new cases were reported in Salluit, where 198 cases remain active.
“The COVID-19 situation in Nunavik is serious,” a Facebook posting by the health board states. “It is worse than it has ever been compared to all of Quebec since the pandemic started.”
Five patients have been flown south for treatment and another seven are in regional hospitals, the health board said in a Friday email. The health board has also stated that 80 per cent of the people who have tested positive were “not adequately vaccinated.”
The health board said on Sunday that it intends to crack down on people who are not respecting isolation orders.