Nunavik’s COVID-19 case count climbed over New Year’s weekend

Region reports 158 active cases, up from 132 on Friday

A single case of COVID-19 in Tasiujaq brings to 11 the number of villages in Nunavik where COVID-19 has been confirmed, according to the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services’ most recent update. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

COVID-19 continues to spread in Nunavik, where most of the region’s 14 villages have reported confirmed cases, according to the regional health board’s most recent update.

There were 158 active cases as of Monday, up from 132 on Friday, the last time the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services published an update.

Over the weekend, there were 34 new cases reported on Saturday, 17 on Sunday and seven on Monday.

Eleven villages have cases, ranging from 52 in Kangiqsualujjuaq — an increase of 13 since Friday — to one each in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quaqtaq and Taisujaq.

According to Nunavik’s health board, these are the number of cases in eleven villages.

  • Aupaluk — 5
  • Inukjuak — 2
  • Ivujivik — 37
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq — 52
  • Kangiqsujuaq — 1
  • Kangirsuk — 5
  • Kuujjuaq — 25
  • Puvirnituq — 22
  • Quaqtaq — 1
  • Salluit — 7
  • Tasiujaq — 1
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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by What colour is omicron? on

    Many in our population are concerned about the alert colour levels categorized by the authorities based on numbers of cases, and other factors such as potential sickness. Considering vaccination percentages is also factored into the decision to imposed which colourful designation a community gets assigned to. It matters some what which colour you are given in which communities, and restrictions are important to follow, as it’s a way leading out of the outbreaks of Covid. But the colours designation are important mostly for the indicators of identifying where each community stands in numbers of positive cases and vaccinated percentage only, at a given time, otherwise colours are useless , due to because too many people are not respecting restrictions anyway. Colours just become indicators of the potential, and becomes information only. Omicron is spreading like wildfire everywhere, the vaccinated and unvaccinated persons alike. But omicron’s is bad news with the spread, but good news with less dangerous than delta. Even reports that omicron is the beginning of the end of this pandemic. Even if omicron is the good news we have been waiting for, we must participate in making the probability of the good news to be a reality. Vaccination is very important right down to the beginning of the end of the mess we are in, otherwise an area like Nunavik may have more difficult to avail of the good news benefits. Get vaccinated and don’t contribute to keeping Nunavik behind.

  2. Posted by Chesley on

    So it is a long time ago March 2020 and the drama is still with us. At this time the social and mental health is just as if not more so important to deal with/focus on. Life goes on.

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