Nunavik reports lowest active COVID-19 case count since New Year’s

For the first time in 2022, the number of active cases was below 100

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services reported 95 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, marking the first time since New Year’s that active cases were below 100. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Nunavik dipped below 100 for the first time this year, according to the latest update from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

The number of active cases across the region was 95, according to Tuesday’s update, 36 of which were new since last Friday.

The last time the health board posted an active case count below 100 was on Dec. 30, when cases had risen to 94, up from 74 the previous day. Two weeks later, on Jan. 12, active cases had jumped to 361.

On Wednesday, only three Nunavik communities reported double-digit case counts. Inukjuak had 20 cases, Kangiqsujuaq had 39 and Kuujjuaq had 18.

Six Nunavik communities reported zero active COVID-19 cases. That list includes Aupaluk, Ivujivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Salluit, Tasiujaq and Umiujaq.

As the number of cases across the region continues to dwindle, the health board says it will only provide regional case updates twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For the past few weeks, case counts were posted three times, and while cases were higher at the beginning of the year, updates were almost daily.

“There is more stability in the number of daily COVID-19 cases reported and in the information to be shared that allow to reduce the frequency of daily updates,” the board said on Facebook.

On Monday, several region-wide restrictions were lifted, including the proof of vaccination for flying within Nunavik, as well as expanded gathering limits.

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