News releases

November 25, 2020
News Release 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 25, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 153 active cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 115. Three new cases have been confirmed in Whale Cove for a total of 19 positive cases. There remains no evidence of community transmission in Rankin Inlet or Whale Cove. All individuals with active COVID-19 are in isolation and they are well, with mild to moderate symptoms. Contact tracing in all impacted communities is ongoing and public health staff are... read more.
November 25, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update - November 25, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has 11 new cases of COVID-19. There are eight additional cases in Arviat and three new cases in Whale Cove. Nunavut now has a total of 153 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 4712. There are 813 persons currently being followed. We’re now one week into our stricter public health measures. Sometimes it may seem like you’re not making a difference, but I can assure you that all your efforts and hard work are helping. We need everyone to stay strong and dig deep. We’re in... read more.
November 24, 2020
News Release 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 24, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 142 active cases of COVID-19. Nine new cases have been confirmed in Arviat for a total of 107 positive cases. Rankin Inlet has one new case, for a community total of 19 positive cases. "As we see daily totals of COVID-19 rise across Canada, it’s important that Nunavummiut strictly follow our public health measures,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer. “As we head into our second week of increased restrictions in the territory, every single one of us needs... read more.
November 23, 2020
News Release Four new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 23, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 132 active cases of COVID-19. Rankin Inlet has three new positive cases, for a community total of 18 positive cases. One new case has been confirmed in Whale Cove for a total of 16 positive cases. "Each and everyone of us has the means to stop the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer. “Isolation is one of our best defences and must be taken seriously. Please follow public health measures and remember, these rules protect you, protect... read more.
November 23, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update - November 23, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has four new cases of COVID-19. There are three new cases in Rankin Inlet and one new case in Whale Cove. Nunavut now has a total of 132 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 4644. There are 933 persons currently being followed. Arviat, Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet, we’re all supporting you from across the territory. Nunavummiut, thank you for your efforts over the weekend to adhere to our public health measures. Please keep them up and stay vigilant. I know it’s hard, but... read more.
November 22, 2020
News Release 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 22, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 128 active cases of COVID-19. 18 new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 98. One new case has been confirmed in Whale Cove for a total of 15 positive cases. Rankin Inlet has two new positive cases, for a community total of 15 positive cases. "Health teams are working around the clock in Arviat, Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet to trace, test, isolate and contain the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's Chief Public... read more.
November 21, 2020
News Release 25 new cases of COVID-19, two cases recovered Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 21, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 107 active cases of COVID-19. The two positive cases in Sanikiluaq have recovered. 22 new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 80. Three new cases have been confirmed in Whale Cove for a total of 14 positive cases. There are no changes to the number of cases in Rankin Inlet. "While the two cases in Sanikiluaq are now recovered, the current restrictions in the community still apply and I urge residents of Sanikiluaq to... read more.
November 20, 2020
News Release 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 20, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 84 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. One new case has been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 58. Three new cases have been confirmed in Whale Cove for a total of 11 positive cases in the community. Rankin Inlet has six additional cases, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 13. There are no changes to the number of cases in Sanikiluaq. “There remains no evidence of community transmission in Sanikiluaq, Rankin Inlet or... read more.
November 19, 2020
News Release Four new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 19, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 74 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Three new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 57. One additional case has been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to seven. There are no changes to the number of cases in Whale Cove or Sanikiluaq. “The new case in Rankin Inlet is linked to a previously identified case. There is no evidence of community transmission in Sanikiluaq, Rankin... read more.
November 18, 2020
News Release 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 18, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 70 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. An additional eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 54. An additional two new cases have been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to six. All individuals are in isolation and doing well. “Contact tracing in all impacted communities continues and there is no evidence of community transmission in Rankin Inlet at this time,” said Dr.... read more.
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