The XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nunavut. The territorial government’s Health Department advises the normal precautions, including staying home when sick and getting vaccinated. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)
COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant first detected in United States last fall
The COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant — described as highly transmissible and likely to overtake previous strains of the virus — has been detected in Nunavut. The territorial Department of Health made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.