News releases

COVID-19 GN Update - January 25, 2021 Premier’s update: Good morning. Well, we’re back earlier than I expected, and as we all know, there is another outbreak in Arviat. Today, we are announcing an additional two new cases. There are now 17 active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, all in Arviat. The total number of persons followed to date is 6306. There are 362 persons currently being followed. In positive news, 4458 Nunavummiut have been vaccinated so far. Thank you so much to those of you who have participated in our vaccination clinics. Now more than ever, I think we can all see how… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - January 14, 2021 Premier’s update: Good morning. There remains no new or active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut. The total number of persons followed to date is 5999. There are 328 persons currently being followed. I feel like a broken record these days, but I think I need to re-state some very important details, because I keep hearing misinformation, over and over: The COVID-19 vaccine is safe. There is no microchip or virus in the vaccine. Only your health care provider can give you accurate information about whether or not you will have an allergic reaction. I am… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - January 12, 2021 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, and we remain at zero active cases. This is excellent news. Keep it up Nunavut! The total number of persons followed to date is 5925. There are 361 persons currently being followed. Yesterday, we began our vaccination clinics in Igloolik and Gjoa Haven. Our clinics in Arviat and Cambridge Bay start later this week. As we continue to announce new community-wide clinics, I encourage everyone to plan ahead for their vaccines – book your appointment or make a plan to… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - January 5, 2021 Premier’s update: Good morning. I hope everyone had a restful and safe break. Today, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, which means we remain at zero active cases. The total number of persons followed to date is 5738. There are 431 persons currently being followed. 265 Nunavummiut have recovered from the virus. I am very sad to report that five Nunavummiut have passed away due to COVID-19. Four of these individuals contracted the virus in Southern Canada, and it’s likely their deaths will be reported in those jurisdictions. On behalf of… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - December 18, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has no new cases of COVID-19. Nunavut has a total of 34 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 5478. There are 631 persons currently being followed. 225 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus. This will be our last televised update of the year. Moving forward, all weekend case numbers for Arviat will be reported on Mondays, to give our hardworking epidemiology team a much-needed break!  As always, if there are any new cases outside of Arviat, we will… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - December 14, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has nine new cases of COVID-19, all in Arviat. Nunavut has a total of 49 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 5377. There are 642 persons currently being followed. 207 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus. As we plan for the roll-out of the Moderna vaccine in the territory, I hope all Nunavummiut will take the time to learn about what this means and why it is safe and effective. I know there is some misinformation and fear surrounding this vaccine. This will… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - December 11, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has 16 new cases of COVID-19, all in Arviat. Nunavut now has a total of 56 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 5339. There are 648 persons currently being followed. 189 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus. At yesterday’s First Ministers’ meeting, the Prime Minister assured me that Nunavut would get enough of the Moderna vaccine to vaccinate 75 per cent of Nunavut’s population over the age of 18. I am hopeful this will happen in the first quarter of 2021.… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update - December 7, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has three new cases of COVID-19 in Arviat. Ten new cases were identified in Arviat over the weekend. Nunavut now has a total of 51 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 5190. There are 688 persons currently being followed. 168 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus. I won’t speak for long today, but I do want to re-iterate just how important isolation is. If you have been asked to isolate by the public health team, it is necessary you do this to protect your… read more.
Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has 8 new cases of COVID-19, all in Arviat. Nunavut now has a total of 51 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 5122. There are 752 persons currently being followed. 155 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus. We’re headed into our first weekend of eased restrictions in most of our communities. Again, I’m asking all Nunavummiut, especially in Arviat, to please maintain our current public health measures. Our case numbers are going down, but that does not mean we can relax our hard work against this… read more.
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… read more.