No new COVID-19 cases in Nunavut for 5th day in a row

1 active case remains in the territory

There have been 649 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut since the pandemic began. (Image by PIR04D from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

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

There were also no new recoveries reported, meaning one active case of COVID-19 remains in the territory.

The last case confirmed was on June 4. It involved an Iqaluit resident already in isolation, and a household contact from a previous case.

Nunavut has reported 649 cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago.

On Tuesday, Savikataaq also announced on social media that Nunavut’s supply of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines had arrived in the territory on schedule.

Community clinics for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 will begin on June 15 and run through July.

In Iqaluit, the first Pfizer doses for youth will be available at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s mass vaccination clinic from June 16 to 19. The clinic will also administer the Moderna vaccine to adults.

Outside of Iqaluit, Pfizer vaccine appointments 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 COVID-19 news briefing on Thursday.

Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at Nunatsiaq.com.

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