Two COVID-19 cases remain as recoveries continue in Arviat
No new cases to start the week, but four recoveries reported Monday
There are only two active COVID-19 cases in all of Nunavut, as of Monday, Premier Joe Savikataaq says.
The Government of Nunavut did not report any new cases to start the week, but said there had been four more recoveries since Sunday’s update.
The two remaining cases are in Arviat, which, since January, has been the only community in the territory with active cases. Savikataaq said 10,279 people across the territory have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 6,039 have received both doses that are required to be considered fully vaccinated.
In total, Nunavut has experienced 383 cases since COVID-19 was first detected in Sanikiluaq last November. There has only been one related death reported in Nunavut – back in December.
In early January, the territory’s caseload dropped to zero, but the virus returned to Arviat later that month.
Across Canada, there have been 909,157 cases reported and more than 22,463 deaths as of Sunday, the federal government’s COVID-19 website says.