Kangirsuk reports 2 COVID-19 cases

Affected people are related and in isolation, regional health board says

Nunavik’s regional health board says two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kangirsuk, shown here. (File photo by Jessie Takulik)

By Nunatsiaq News

Two people in Kangirsuk have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an update from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

The health board was made aware of the cases on Wednesday.

The pair are related and are in isolation after having recently travelled south. They have had contact with others, and public health officials are working through contact tracing.

“Neither the infected people nor the contacts have had significant contacts with individuals other than those already identified at this stage in the investigation,” states the update.

That means the government isn’t planning to instate any additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kangirsuk.

The regional health board is encouraging people to keep wearing their masks, washing hands, and keeping two metres apart from others. Anybody who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should call the regional COVID health line at 1-888-662-7482.

The update also reminds people that vaccines against COVID-19 significantly lower the risk of contracting the virus or getting seriously ill from it.

“Protect yourself. Get vaccinated,” states the update.

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