Nunavik COVID-19 cases above 300 for the 2nd time in less than a week
Virus detected in every community in region except for Kangirsuk
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, for a total of 312 cases across the region.
That’s the second time in less than a week that the region’s total number of COVID-19 cases topped 300.
Of the new cases, 14 were in Kangiqsualujjuaq, for a total of 92 in that community. Puvirnituq reported 10 new cases for a total of 81.
Those two communities remain under “red alert” restrictions, along with Ivujivik, Salluit, Tasiujaq and Kuujjuaq. Red alert” prohibits gatherings and only allows essential services to remain open.
The only other communities in Nunavik that reported new cases on Tuesday were Ivujivik, Salluit, Quaqtaq and Kuujjuaq.
But active cases of COVID-19 have been detected in every Nunavik community except for Kangirsuk, which reported zero active cases for the second day in a row.
Communities not under “red alert” restrictions remain on “orange-plus,” in line with the rest of Quebec. Essential businesses and services remain open, and essential care visits are allowed.