Iqaluit’s COVID-19 caseload continues to fall
74 active cases reported as 7 new cases are offset by 8 recoveries reported Saturday
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.