Nunavik health officials confirm new COVID-19 case in Kuujjuaq
Individual flew Jan. 30 on Canadian North flight 5T164
Nunavik health officials announced a new case of COVID-19 Jan. 31 in Kuujjuaq.
The individual arrived in the community Jan. 30 on a flight from the south, according to a news release from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.
The person is now in isolation.
The news release says anyone who flew Jan. 30 on Canadian North flight 5T164 from Montreal will be contacted by a public health nurse to evaluate their risk of exposure.
There are currently no other active cases of COVID-19 in the region.
Any Nunavimmiut who have symptoms of the virus — including fever, an unusual cough, difficulty breaking, loss of taste or smell, a runny nose or sore throat — should contact the region’s COVID-Health line at 1-888-662-7482.