Nunavut’s active COVID-19 caseload drops to 15

1 new case and 7 recoveries reported in Iqaluit on Friday

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in Iqaluit began in mid-April there have been 4,060 tests conducted, of those, 3,818 have been negative, according to the Government of Nunavut Health Department (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

One new case of COVID-19 and seven recoveries are being reported in Iqaluit on Friday.

There are now 15 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, all in Iqaluit, said Premier Joe Savikataaq on Twitter.

Nunavut has reported 648 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago. Four deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.

Across Canada, more than 1.3 million cases have been reported and there have been 25,411 deaths as of Thursday, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 website.

As of Friday 17,144 people in Nunavut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and 14,783 are fully vaccinated.

The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the outbreak in Iqaluit on Monday, May 31. Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Ian on

    Come on Iqaluit,you can beat this,rest of the world opening up.

  2. Posted by Let’s get real on

    When can we drop the mask restrictions in communities outside of Iqaluit? We’ve been covid free here in Rankin for weeks yet, despite being fully vaccinated, we have to walk around like mask zombies.

    • Posted by Rankinmuit! on

      YES ?


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