Nunavut’s COVID-19 case count remains at one

No new cases and no recoveries reported on Tuesday

There have been 649 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut since the pandemic began. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Dustin Patar

There are no new COVID-19 cases and no recoveries to report in Nunavut, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter Tuesday.

A single active case of COVID-19 remains in the territory — in Iqaluit. The number of active cases dropped to one on Monday after recoveries were confirmed over the weekend.

Surveillance testing in the city is ongoing and the Iqaluit Public Health walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic will continue this week:

  • Nanook School parking lot in Apex from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8
  • Joamie School parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10

Nunavut has reported 649 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago. Four deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.

Yesterday, the Government of Nunavut announced that as of June 14, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to spend two weeks at an isolation hub before entering the territory. During the pandemic, the GN has operated isolation hubs in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Yellowknife.

Across Canada, 1,394,145 cases of COVID-19 have been reported and there have been 25,761 deaths as of Monday, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 website.

As of Tuesday, 17,686 people in Nunavut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and 15,519 are fully vaccinated.

The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a COVID-19 news briefing on Friday. Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at Nunatsiaq.com.

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