Nunavut’s active COVID-19 cases dip to lowest level in a month
Premier urges Iqaluit residents to stay ‘committed’ to public health measures
Active COVID-19 cases in Nunavut hit their lowest number in the past month Sunday.
No new cases were reported while 11 recoveries were recorded in Iqaluit, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported in the government’s daily update on Twitter.
“Let’s keep it up, Iqaluit! Stay safe and committed this long weekend,” Savikataaq wrote in a tweet. He repeated the government’s call from Friday, urging people to continue following public health measures aimed at stopping the spread of the respiratory illness over the Victoria Day holiday weekend.
It was the second time in a week the Government of Nunavut reported no new cases. Last Monday, the GN also reported zero new cases.
Sunday’s update brings the number of active cases across the territory to 28 — all but one of them in Iqaluit. A single case continues remain active in Kinngait.
The last time the number of cases was this low was on April 19, when it also stood at 28. A month ago, on April 23, there were 37 cases and the caseload was continuing to grow on a daily basis.
Since the recent outbreak began in mid-April, the highest number of active cases reported was 86 on May 6.