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

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by A view from within on

    In our capital, it’s quiet at night finally. At least the past few nights, since a warning was issued that police will carry out arrest if people continue to drive around, after 10 o’clock curfew. The gatherings have moved out to the hunting ground cabins. It’s was ridiculous for awhile with numbers out all night long. During the day, it’s going around town as usual, with limited access to some businesses shut down, not for being nonessential, but due to staff with Covid. Funeral service, busy as usual, for suicide and natural death, no Covid death lately. It’s still generally a feeling of either don’t care, or not understanding the importance of it all. There’s a silence in feeling towards the unvaccinated from the vaccinated and visa versa, but no war between the two oppositions. The only talk about and information source we have , is gossip, or word of mouth, and Facebook page, giving out daily case counts, with bits of otherwise confusing graphic drawings of Johnny, Susie, and their friends with or without Covid, trying to go back to school, or travel up the coast to see family and friends, but we don’t have public health doctor, or any team on the radio, which many people listen to, and who don’t have Facebook. Basically we are only hearing from someone reading from someone else’s writing, but no leadership in terms of comfort to the public with the reality and goals. I’m not sure if it makes much difference about how people are in terms of reactions to the situation, omicron will affect us all in numbers in next number of weeks anyway, but if behaviours could help at all, many are not behaving as best as could be to help. That includes the authorities as well as the general public.

  2. Posted by Taxing the unvaccinated in Quebec on

    In the news of Quebec sources, the province are considering putting a tax on the unvaccinated. No doubt whatsoever, many are in favour of this, like saying finally. We all like to see something to motivate people to get vaccinated. It must feel awful to end up in hospital with Covid, and being defiant in not being vaccinated. I sympathize with those in fear of the vaccination. But I have little sympathy, sorry to say, towards those protesters and defiant individuals that are getting infected and living out their karma calling out to overworked hospital staff, and demanding that their call bells be answered stat. Instead of taxing people, quebec should consider investing in a film crew to document the unvaccinated in their after effects of catching Covid, and taking up hospital beds. And show that to the defiant public. The tax may not work anyway, but shooting a reality show may be very helpful.

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  3. Posted by Unvaccinated Eskimo819er on

    I’m still never getting Billy’s Kool-Aid.🙂

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