Whale Cove back to zero cases of COVID-19
But community warned it still “cannot be assumed to be COVID-free”
All Whale Cove residents known to have COVID-19 are now recovered.
Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, called this “another milestone in our collective efforts to flatten the curve,” in a news release published Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Sanikiluaq and Rankin Inlet have similarly reached zero active cases after infections in both communities.
There are still people isolating in Whale Cove who may have been in contact with people when they were infected, so Patterson warns residents that the community “cannot be assumed to be COVID-free.”
He is asking Nunavummiut to follow the public health orders and “stay vigilant.”
Meanwhile, one more person tested positive in Arviat, the only Nunavut community with remaining active cases. There are now 44 infections there and 176 people who have recovered.