Nunavut’s active cases of COVID-19 down to single digits
“Let’s not give COVID-19 a chance to take any more of a hold in our communities,” says top doctor
Nunavut now has nine active cases of COVID-19, all of them in Arviat, the territorial government announced in a news release today.
To date, 252 Nunavummiut have recovered from COVID-19. Nunavut reported its first two deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend.
“The hard work done by Arviammiut cannot go unrecognized. I am impressed and encouraged by their efforts in a lengthy, difficult situation,” stated Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, in a news release.
“As our number of active cases continues to decline, I ask for this commitment to carry us through the holidays. Let’s not give COVID-19 a chance to take any more of a hold in our communities.”
As of Dec. 21, Arviat testing has yielded 1,030 negative tests. Monitoring in Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove continues.
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, 520,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported as of today, with 14,399 deaths and 438,000 recoveries.