Nunavut’s COVID-19 cases climb back above 20

Premier Joe Savikataaq announced 7 new cases and 2 recoveries

The territory’s COVID-19 count increased to 22 active cases as Premier Joe Savikataaq reported seven new cases and two recoveries Wednesday morning. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s COVID-19 case count climbed to 22 as the premier reported seven new cases and two recoveries Wednesday morning.

The increase in numbers is partially due to a reporting error earlier in the week, where the government mistakenly said four cases recovered when they hadn’t, Premier Joe Savikataaq wrote on Twitter.

The Government of Nunavut had reported 13 active cases on Tuesday.

Kinngait has no active cases, as Savikataaq reported the last person in that hamlet known to have COVID-19 has recovered. The remaining 22 cases are all in Iqaluit.

There will be no televised COVID-19 press conferences for the next three weeks as the Nunavut legislature is scheduled to sit beginning Thursday.

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

Across the country, there have been 1.3 million cases and 25,324 deaths, according to the federal government’s COVID-19 website.

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(8) Comments:

  1. Posted by Iqaluit Hermit on

    Consequence of Long Weekend gatherings or too soon?

    • Posted by still here on

      i have also seen an increase of people in the “bronx” area again since last Thursday, of people not wearing masks and walking together in groups that are not there household, i would think this may be related to being released from isolation, but lets hope this is just a bump in the statistics and the case count keeps going down, give it a couple more days and we will see if the long weekend was a superspreader.

      • Posted by Uvanga on

        Bronx? Labelling areas to feel more superior? Stop labelling areas in Iqaluit, this came from people from down south, labelling areas. Those areas are homes to people.

        • Posted by Glass Houses on

          Worry about your own speech, and leave others to their own. You have no voice and no input into how they choose to describe their city. Who do you think you are?

    • Posted by Arviat Redux? on

      Probably too soon, but there were certainly a number of gatherings going on in my area. 🙁

  2. Posted by Iqalummiuq on

    The math just does not make sense to me.
    13 yesterday.
    Today seven more and 2 recoveries. My math says we should be at 20. Not 22.

    • Posted by Subjective Math on

      My math says 18. 13 + 7 -2 = 18
      But then if you comprehend the reporting error of 4 recoveries that weren’t actually recoveries, and you add that to 18, you’ll get your 22.

    • Posted by Kanuwhipit on

      Iqalummiuq, it says that was a mistake by four – four recoveries mistakenly reported. 13, which should have been 17 + 7 – 2 = 22


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