No new COVID-19 cases in Nunavut for 2nd day in a row
Two recoveries bring active cases to 10, government says
For the second day in a row, there are no new COVID-19 cases to report in Nunavut, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter on Sunday.
The recoveries of two more people in Iqaluit who had been diagnosed with the respiratory illness means the number of active cases has fallen to 10. All of Nunavut’s active cases are in Iqaluit, which has been in an outbreak since mid-April.
The government imposed a lockdown in Iqaluit, which included public health restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease that has claimed four lives in Nunavut and more than 25,000 across Canada.
A local state of emergency that was declared by Iqaluit city council early in May remains in place. It gives the municipality additional power to prevent the spread of the disease.
Nationally, the number of active cases has been gradually decreasing over the past month. It fell to 37,808 as of Saturday from 39,903 on Friday, the federal government’s COVID-19 website states.
Government of Nunavut officials are scheduled to update the media about the territory’s COVID-19 situation. While the legislature is sitting this week, those briefings will not be streamed. Nunatsiaq News will have coverage of the update on Monday.