Nunavut’s COVID-19 cases climb back above 20
Premier Joe Savikataaq announced 7 new cases and 2 recoveries
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.