Whale Cove back to zero cases of COVID-19

But community warned it still “cannot be assumed to be COVID-free”

Whale Cove no longer has any active cases of COVID-19. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by I live in the Arctic on

    Whale done.

    • Posted by I used to on

      Whale Cove-id free

    • Posted by Morning Funny on

      Ha, I seal what you did there. Whale done!

  2. Posted by My Home town on

    Whale done well cove, very happy for you all!

  3. Posted by trapper on

    Now it just going to be whale cold ??.

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