Nunavut’s COVID-19 tally rises to 80 active cases
11 new cases, four recoveries reported in Iqaluit on Sunday; Kinngait and Rankin Inlet hold steady with 2 cases each
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in Iqaluit along with four recoveries brought Nunavut’s number of active cases to 80 as of Sunday, Premier Joe Savikataaq said in a Twitter update on COVID-19 in the territory.
There are now 76 active COVID-19 cases in Iqaluit, two in Kinngait and two in Rankin Inlet, he said.
The changes mean there were seven more active cases across the territory on Sunday than there were on Saturday.
“There have been 40 recoveries since this outbreak began,” Savikataaq said on Sunday.
In the Northwest Territories, the Office of the Chief Public Health Office is also dealing with a new positive case in Yellowknife.
Yellowknife public health officials and NWT’s chief public health officer Dr, Kami Kandola identified a number of public exposures, including the Quiznos Restaturant at 314 Old Airport Rd. on Thursday between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Residents of Nunavut who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are showing symptoms are asked to call a hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern time.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include sore throat, runny nose, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, muscle ache, loss of taste and smell, tiredness, fever or upset stomach.
Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, Health Minister Lorne Kusugak and Savikataaq will hold a COVD-19 update on Tuesday at 11 a.m. eastern time, which can be viewed online.