New COVID-19 case confirmed in Nunavik
Individual tested positive for virus in Tasuijaq but has since left community
Nunavik health officials say they’ve confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Tasiujaq.
The individual travelled to the Ungava coast community from the south before the case was confirmed, and has since left the community, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services said in a news release on Friday, Dec. 11.
The health board said the individual was not in any significant contact with other people in the community of about 370.
The new case is the region’s 30th, but 28 other people who had previously been infected with COVID-19 are now considered recovered. There is currently one other active case of COVID-19 in the region, in Salluit.
Anyone in Nunavik who has symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, unusual cough, difficulty breathing or a loss of sense of smell, should contact the region’s COVID-19 health line at 1-888-662-7482 or call their local health centre.