The Nunavut government advises anybody who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19 to call the territory’s hotline or their local health centre and start isolating immediately. (File image)

Nunavut government reports three new COVID-19 cases

There are 19 active cases in the territory, all in Arviat

By Nunatsiaq News

The Nunavut government says three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, Dec. 18.

That brings the total number of active cases to 19, all located in Arviat.

In Monday’s news release, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson renewed his call for Nunavummiut to follow public health measures.

“While we mourn the loss of two residents this week, it’s necessary we continue to fight the spread of the virus. Stay strong, and stay healthy,” he said.

The Department of Health announced over the weekend that two people died from complications related to COVID-19 on Dec. 19. These are the first two deaths the government has reported due to the virus.

As of today, the government says 243 Nunavummiut have recovered from COVID-19. Health officials continue to monitor Arviat, Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove.

The government says anybody who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19 should call 1-888-975-8601, or notify their community health centre, and immediately start a 14-day isolation.

“Please do not go to the health centre in person,” states the release.

Across Canada, 512,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported as of today, with 14,275 deaths and 420,000 recoveries.

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(1) Comment:

  1. Posted by You can do it on

    Keep it up Arviat, you guys are doing great! Almost there.

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