New COVID-19 cases linked to Nunavik patient residence in Montreal
Five new out-of-region cases confirmed Jan. 13
Nunavik health officials in say five residents have tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the region.
Some of the cases were confirmed at Ullivik, Nunavik’s patient residence in Montreal, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services said on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Montreal Public Health is investigating the new cases, the health board said. All patients and staff at Ullivik will be screened for the virus over the next few days.
For the time being, the health board said that only residents in need of urgent medical care will be permitted to travel south, until the investigation at Ullivik is complete.
Of the five new cases, there is no confirmed link with anybody currently in Nunavik.
The health board is asking anyone who travelled from Ullivik to Nunavik since Jan. 11 to take extra care, to follow quarantine measures and to contact their local health care centre if they notice any symptoms of COVID-19.
Nunavik’s immunization campaign against COVID-19 begins Jan. 18, with the region’s first shipment of 1,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine expected to arrive by the weekend.