11 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut

News Release

11 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 2, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 80 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 113 recovered cases. 11 new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases to 65.

Contact tracing in all impacted communities is ongoing and public health staff are monitoring everyone in isolation.

As of December 1, 219 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat testing has yielded 588 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove yielded 125 negative tests. Monitoring in Sanikiluaq continues.

Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 is advised to call the COVID-hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person.

For all the latest information and resources about COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus.

For the latest information on current public health restrictions, go to: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/nunavuts-path

An update will be provided at a press conference at 11 a.m. EST, Wednesday, December 2.


Media Contacts

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq

Chris Puglia
A/Manager Communications
Department of Health