Nunavut records 8th death from COVID-19
The last death in the territory occurred more than a month ago, when the GN was reporting pandemic data regularly
Nunavut’s eighth death due to COVID-19 was confirmed Thursday by the territorial government.
Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson said the Government of Nunavut was notified of the death last week. He encouraged Nunavummiut to ensure they are up to date on their vaccinations.
Further information about the death was not disclosed, including the individual’s age, sex, or where they lived.
The territory recorded its first and second deaths from the coronavirus in December 2020.
Friends and family identified them as Luki Sammurtok from Arviat, and Dan Autut from Rankin Inlet.
Prior to Thursday’s announcement, the last death in Nunavut was recorded more than a month ago, when the GN was reporting COVID-19 data regularly.
On April 7, Patterson said the GN will no longer report COVID-19 case and vaccine data on a regular basis. It will, however, continue to share that information with the federal government and when the Public Health Act requires.