Nunavik counts one new case of COVID-19 in Kuujjuaq
No increased risk in the community, says regional health board
One person in Kuujjuaq has tested positive for COVID-19, Nunavik’s regional health board announced on Wednesday.
It is the only active case in Nunavik.
Having recently travelled from the south, the case was detected through testing done a week after the individual arrived in the region.
The person is currently isolating and the health board said in a news release there is no increased risk in the community.
“Contacts have been identified and reached to ensure that everyone who may have been at risk will be in isolation and tested,” the release stated.
Vaccination clinics across Nunavik’s 14 communities are ongoing, with communities now receiving second doses.
Inuit living in Montreal can now book vaccine appointments as well, at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du centre-ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal.
There have been 42 cases of COVID-19 among Nunavik residents since the start of the pandemic and two deaths.