Iqaluit’s COVID-19 caseload continues to fall

74 active cases reported as 7 new cases are offset by 8 recoveries reported Saturday

There were 74 active cases of COVID-19 in Iqaluit on Saturday. (File photo by Jane George)

By Nunatsiaq News

The COVID-19 outbreak in Iqaluit grew by seven cases on Saturday but eight recoveries means the number of cases came down for the second day in a row, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported.

The number of active cases fell to 74, one fewer than on Friday, the premier said in a tweet posted Saturday.

Two recoveries in Kinngait since Friday mean there are now no active cases there, leaving Iqaluit as the only community in Nunavut with active cases, as of Saturday.

During a news conference Thursday, chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson said social gatherings, such as parties, are now the main factor contributing to the further spread of COVID-19 in Iqaluit.

He asked anyone who has attended a party in the last three weeks to call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern time and book a test.

For updated information and resources on COVID-19, visit the GN’s website.

The government’s COVID-19 updates will continue next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. eastern time.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by ? on

    I think what is important is that there are still new cases being reported everyday. Even if people are recovering and making the current active cases lower than it was doesn’t mean that we can lower our guard. However, the fact that the amount of new cases is become lower by day is important and hopefully soon we can be told that there are no more new cases for 30 days in a row and can consider ourselves Covid free. Until then please everyone do what you can to keep yourselves and everyone around you safe.

  2. Posted by Old Timer on

    Wash up masks no more after u smoke!!!


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