No new COVID-19 cases, single recovery reported in Iqaluit Thursday
Nunavut’s active case count drops to 21
No new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery are being reported in Iqaluit on Thursday.
There are now 21 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, all in Iqaluit, said Premier Joe Savikataaq on Twitter.
The announcement comes a day after the government announced a spike in cases in Iqaluit, with seven new infections reported Wednesday. For several days prior, Iqaluit was seeing between two and zero new cases per day.
Nunavut has reported 647 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the global pandemic more than a year ago. Four deaths have been reported in Nunavut, according to the federal government’s coronavirus website.
Across Canada, there have been 1,368,106 cases in the same time period. COVID-19 has taken 25,361 lives across the country.
As of Thursday 17,104 people in Nunavut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and 14,611 are fully vaccinated.
The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the outbreak in Iqaluit on Monday, May 31. Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at Nunatsiaq.com.