No new COVID-19 cases in Nunavut for 4th day in a row

9 active cases remain in the territory

There have been 648 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut since the pandemic began. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

For the fourth day in a row, there are no new COVID-19 cases to report in Nunavut, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter Tuesday.

There were also no new recoveries reported, meaning nine active cases of COVID-19 remain in the territory, all in Iqaluit.

During a COVID-19 media briefing on Monday morning, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, said a Nunavut resident on medical travel in the south had died following a COVID-19 infection, but health staff haven’t yet received details from that jurisdiction.

It remains to be seen which jurisdiction will record the COVID-19 death. As of now, Nunavut still has recorded four deaths as a consequence of COVID-19.

Across Canada, 1,381,582 cases of COVID-19 have been reported and there have been 25,547 deaths as of Monday, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 website.

As of Tuesday, 17,301 people in Nunavut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and 15,048 are fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, the territorial government announced the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rollout would begin on June 15 and run through July.

For a complete list of Pfizer vaccination clinics or for more information on the vaccine, visit the Government of Nunavut’s COVID-19 vaccine website.

Outside of Iqaluit, Pfizer vaccines will be available by appointment only. Those wishing to book an appointment can call their local health centre.

The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a news briefing on the outbreak in Iqaluit on Friday. Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at Nunatsiaq.com.

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