Nunavut’s COVID-19 active cases drop below 40

7 recoveries, 1 new case reported in Iqaluit on Saturday

There were 39 cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut on Saturday, the territorial government reported. As the Victoria Day holiday weekend began officials urged people in Iqaluit to continue following public health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. (Image by PIR04D from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s number of active COVID-19 cases fell to 39 on Saturday — all but one of them in Iqaluit.

One new case was confirmed in Iqaluit but there were seven recoveries since the Government of Nunavut’s Friday update, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported on Twitter Saturday.

There are 38 cases in Iqaluit and one in Kinngait.

On Friday, in advance of the Victoria Day holiday weekend, GN officials, including Health Minister Lorne Kusugak, encouraged people in Iqaluit to continue following public health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the respiratory illness.

Nunavut has been dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak since the middle of April that began in Iqaluit and affected Kinngait and Rankin Inlet.

Across Canada, there were 57,970 active cases as of Friday, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 update website. More than 1.3 million Canadians have had the disease since the beginning of 2020 and it has caused 25,162 deaths.

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