Nunavut sees 2 more COVID-19 cases

1 case found in Kinngait, the other in Kugluktuk

The Nunavut government has announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total number of active cases to five. One of the two cases announced today is in Kinngait, shown here. (Photo by David Venn)

By Nunatsiaq News

Two more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nunavut, says Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public health officer.

One case is in Kinngait, while the other is in Kugluktuk, bringing the territory’s total active cases to five.

“Both individuals are doing well and isolating,” Patterson said in a statement issued Tuesday.

Patterson also said he wanted to remind all Nunavummiut that masks are now mandatory across the territory.

The Nunavut government says anyone developing COVID-19 symptoms is advised to call the COVID hotline to arrange testing at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. If a person has symptoms, the government says to call the hotline and make an appointment for testing rather than walk into a health centre in person.

Vaccines are available across the territory for those 12 and up.

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by Unlucky on

    It was going to happen inevitably, no one person and business’s follow guidelines set forth in the community, everyone doesn’t know what coronavirus can do

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  2. Posted by Name withheld on

    The individual would have had traveled from IQ, no other way for Kinngait to get it .

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    • Posted by Wow, Critical Thinking on

      Real critical thinker here. Interesting to know that the only way for a place to get covid is for somebody to go there with covid. I wonder if our politicans are aware of this?

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