Two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nunavik
Two Inukjuak residents were infected while in the south
Nunavik health officials have confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the region.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says that two people in Inukjuak tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The two cases are related and both individuals were infected while in the south, the health board said on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Both are now in isolation, and any people they may have been in contact with have been asked to self-isolate as well.
“Public Health continues to monitor the situation and will advise if any additional measures have to be put in place,” the health board said.
Inukjuak has seen two other isolated cases of COVID-19 this year: one in April and another in September.
There is one other individual with an active case in the region, in Kuujjuaq. Overall, Nunavik has seen a total of 31 cases of the virus; excluding the three current cases, all the individuals affected have since recovered.
“Everyone should keep up with basic measures such as wearing a mask in public places, washing hands, keeping a two-metre distance, coughing and sneezing in the elbow and staying home when flu-like symptoms are present,” the health board said in a Nov. 25 news release.
Anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, an unusual cough, difficulty breathing or loss of sense of taste or smell, should contact Nunavik’s COVID-19 health line at 1-888-662-7482.