COVID-19 spreads to Gjoa Haven and Kugaaruk

Nunavut’s well being division says it has detected instances of COVID-19 in Gjoa Haven and Kugaaruk.

The instances are presumptive, which means they’re nonetheless being confirmed by testing. There’s additionally nonetheless a presumptive case in Taloyoak.

In a information launch Friday morning, well being officers stated the 2 new presumed instances are a part of seven instances which were detected throughout the territory prior to now 24 hours.

In addition they reported 51 extra individuals have recovered from the virus.

The territory has had delays in reporting the outcomes of lab-based checks in addition to speedy checks, which means there is no such thing as a clear case depend in Nunavut proper now.

Nonetheless the federal government’s newest printed numbers point out 128 confirmed and lively instances of COVID-19 within the territory.

  • 8 in Arviat;
  • 13 in Baker Lake;
  • 10 in Cambridge Bay;
  • 5 in Chesterfield Inlet;
  • 9 in Coral Harbour;
  • 20 in Iqaluit;
  • 16 in Kinngait;
  • 5 in Pangnirtung;
  • 1 in Pond Inlet;
  • 1 in Qikiqtarjuaq;
  • 27 in Rankin Inlet;
  • 5 in Sanirajak;
  • 1 in Sanikiluaq;
  • 7 in Whale Cove.

As of final week, Nunavut now not provides lab-confirmed testing in communities the place COVID-19 is understood to be current, and the territory considers everybody in a family the place COVID-19 is current would check optimistic.

On Thursday, Chief Public Well being Officer Dr. Michael Patterson stated by the tip of the approaching weekend, the territory ought to be capable of report correct case counts for COVID-19 once more, which is able to embody speedy check outcomes in addition to lab outcomes.

Some public well being restrictions will elevate on Monday.

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