Nunavik confirms 2 COVID-19 deaths
Active cases in the region continue to decline
Two Nunavik residents have died of COVID-19, the Nunavik Board of Health and Social Services has confirmed.
The board offered condolences to affected families, and encouraged residents to seek counselling if needed.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and community during this difficult time,” states a post on the board’s official Facebook page, published Monday.
Board spokesperson Josee Levesque wouldn’t confirm whether the deaths occurred in Nunavik or out of the region, saying she is not authorized to give any information about patients.
The deaths have not been reflected in Quebec’s COVID-19 numbers for Nunavik. According to provincial statistics last updated on Sunday, the only death that has been included in Nunavik’s in-region numbers is that of a Kuujjuaq resident last month.
Meanwhile, Nunavik’s active COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward. On Monday, the board reported 15 new cases from the past weekend and 27 total active cases.
Only four communities currently have cases. Salluit has the highest number with 22, Akulivik and Kuujjuaq each have two, and Umiujaq currently has one case.