Nunavik reports 10th COVID-19 death
Regional health board won’t disclose where or when the death occurred, citing privacy
A 10th person has died of COVID-19 in Nunavik, according to data from the Quebec government.
The death, which was not publicly announced by the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, occurred approximately four months after Nunavik’s first COVID-19 death in November.
The health board would not say when the death occurred, or which community the person who died is from, citing the family’s privacy.
“We do not provide details on such events, in order to protect the confidentiality, and, of course, [to] respect the families,” said Kathleen Poulin, a health board spokesperson, in an email.
Nunavik’s most recent COVID-19 update, published Wednesday, shows 182 active cases in the region. Inukjuak had the highest case count with 93. The communities with the next-highest case counts were Kangiqsujuaq with 27 active cases and Kuujjuaq with 26.
Five Nunavik communities – Aupaluk, Ivujivik, Kangirsuk, Salluit and Tasiujaq – reported zero active cases.
Nunavik COVID-19 case counts, as of Feb. 23:
- Akulivik: 11
- Aupaluk: 0
- Inukjuak: 93
- Ivujivik: 0
- Kangiqsualujjuaq: 5
- Kangiqsujuaq: 27
- Kangirsuk: 0
- Kuujjuaq: 26
- Kuujjuarapik: 1
- Puvirnituq: 4
- Quaqtaq: 7
- Salluit: 0
- Tasiujaq: 0
- Umiujaq: 8