Nunavik COVID-19 cases nearly double over weekend
Six new communities have at least one case, regional health board reports
Nunavik’s COVID-19 case count nearly doubled over the weekend — to 40 active cases on Monday, up from 22 on Friday, when the regional health board provided its last update.
The number of villages with at least one case of the respiratory illness also increased to 10 from six, according to an update posted on the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services’ Facebook page.
The board also reported on Sunday that the Omicron variant has been confirmed in the region, but did not name the community where it was detected.
Kangiqsualujjuaq continues to have the highest number of cases with 20 — an increase of seven from where it stood on Friday. Kuujjuaq has the second-most with six.
Ivujivik, which was not on the list last week of communities where COVID-19 was present, had five cases as of Monday. The health board added it to the list of communities on its ‘red alert’ for public health restrictions.
There were two cases in each of Inukjuak and Tasiujaq.
And there was a single case in each of Akulivik, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Quaqtaq, and Salluit.