New COVID-19 case confirmed in Nunavik
Resident of Kuujjuaraapik tested positive on Dec. 31
Nunavik health officials confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Kuujjuaraapik on Thursday.
In a Dec. 31 release, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services said that the case was detected though the regular testing of travellers and that the individual was “likely” infected while visiting the south.
Public Health has identified people who may have come in contact with the individual, to ensure they are tested, the regional health board said.
This latest case is unrelated to a recent investigation in the neighbouring Cree community of Whapmagoostui, where local health authorities had tested a resident for a suspected case of COVID-19 Dec. 29. That individual tested negative for the virus.
There are currently no other active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavik.
Nunavimmiut who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste and small, should contact the COVID health line 1-888-662-7482 or call their local health centre.