Nunavik confirms 1st COVID-19 death in region
Kuujjuaq resident died from complications caused by the virus on Nov. 19
Nunavik has recorded its first COVID-19 death, the region’s health board announced Wednesday.
In an email sent to reporters, the board confirmed a person in Kuujjuaq died from complications caused by the disease on Nov. 19.
“The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services extends their deepest condolences to the family of an individual from Nunavik who passed away last Friday,” states a post published by the board on its Facebook page yesterday.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and community during this difficult time.”
The board did not offer any details about the individual’s identity.
On Wednesday, the board reported 142 active cases across the region. Case reporting in Akulivik and Salluit have experienced delays due to bad weather.