Single new COVID-19 case, 7 recoveries reported in Iqaluit Sunday

Nunavut’s active case count drops to 68

A single new COVID-19 case and seven recoveries in Iqaluit bring the number of active cases across Nunavut to 68, Premier Joe Savikataaq reported on Sunday. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

A single new case of COVID-19 and seven recoveries in Iqaluit mean there were 68 active cases of the disease in Nunavut on Sunday.

There are 67 active cases in Iqaluit and one in Kinngait, according to the latest numbers Premier Joe Savikataaq reported on Twitter.

On Saturday, the Government of Nunavut reported 74 active cases in the territory. There were 73 in Iqaluit, which is into the second month of an outbreak that began in mid-April. There was a single case in Kinngait, which was considered the result of household transmission and is linked to a case that had been previously reported in the hamlet of 1,500.

Nunavut had reported 623 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the global pandemic more than a year ago. Four deaths have been reported in Nunavut, according to the federal government’s coronavirus website.

Across Canada, there have been 1,323,681 cases in the same time period. COVID-19 has taken 24,908 lives across the country.

The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to provide a public update Monday morning from the legislative assembly, which is streamed on the assembly’s website.

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