Nunavut’s active COVID case count nears 200

One other 22 instances of COVID-19 have been reported in Nunavut on Sunday, elevating the confirmed case depend to 196. 

“As we see our case numbers proceed to climb, we’re experiencing intense pressure on our health-care system, employees and people working in COVID response. Please stay affected person and type,” mentioned Chief Public Well being Officer Dr. Michael Patterson in a information launch.

Of the 196 confirmed instances, 48 are in Arviat, one in Baker Lake, two in Chesterfield Inlet, 16 in Igloolik, 53 in Iqaluit, one in Kinngait, 20 in Pangnirtung, one in Pond Inlet, three in Qikiqtarjuaq, 42 in Rankin Inlet and 9 in Sanirajak.

Public well being restrictions are in place for the whole territory till at the very least Jan. 17. 

This consists of restrictions on any gatherings, and journey to any affected communities is restricted to important. Dr. Patterson mentioned journey between any communities is extremely discouraged.

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