Nunavik COVID-19 cases back above 200 for 2nd day in a row
The spike comes after a brief drop to the low 100s
There are more than 200 cases of COVID-19 in Nunavik for a second day in a row after a brief drop last week.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services reported 28 new cases Monday, for a total of 219 across the region.
Last week, active cases in Nunavik dropped to 129, before shooting back up to 219 over the weekend.
Akulivik currently has the highest number of active cases with 88. The health board reported 14 new cases in the community on Monday.
Salluit accounts for 75 of the region’s cases.
The board of health also reported an additional 28 recoveries on Monday.
Currently, the communities of Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Aupaluk, Kangirsuk, Salluit and Akulivik are under a “red alert” lockdown, which means there is evidence of ongoing local transmission.
Gatherings with people from other households are banned in these communities and non-essential businesses are closed.