News releases

December 01, 2020
News Release One new case of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 1, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 93 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 89 recovered cases. One new case has been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases to 76. “As we begin to ease restrictions in some communities and regions tomorrow, it is important that we maintain our efforts and follow the new measures,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer. “This is a marathon, not a sprint and our actions in the days, weeks and months to come will determine... read more.
November 30, 2020
News Release Four new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 30, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 108 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 73 recovered cases. Four new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases to 86. 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 monitoring everyone in isolation. As of November 29, 208 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat... read more.
November 30, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update - November 30, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has four new cases of COVID-19, all in Arviat. Nunavut now has a total of 108 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 4896. There are 712 persons currently being followed. 73 Nunavummiut have now recovered from the virus, and for that we are grateful. I know Dr. Patterson has some significant announcements on Nunavut’s Path, so I’ll let him get to that. Keep up the hard work, Nunavummiut. I’m impressed by your strength, courage and dedication. We’ve got this. Let’s all stay... read more.
November 29, 2020
News Release 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 29, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has a total of 112 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 65 recovered cases. 11 new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases to 90. Whale Cove has two new cases, for a total of 14 active cases in the community. “Nunavummiut are doing a remarkable job, and I encourage everyone to keep it up and stay vigilant. It remains critical that we keep working hard to slow the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health... read more.
November 28, 2020
News Release Five new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 28, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 131 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases to 106. Nunavut now has a total of 33 recovered cases. "We are on the right path to break transmission and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the territory,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer. “Every day, individual decisions to follow public health measures are essential to our success and I urge Nunavummiut to remain committed in... read more.
November 27, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update - November 27, 2020 Premier’s update: Good morning. Today, Nunavut has four new cases of COVID-19, all in Arviat. Nunavut now has a total of 151 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 4744. There are 765 persons currently being followed. I know there has been some uncertainty over the last few weeks as we’ve had to deal with the reality of this virus in our territory. I’m very pleased to announce that the Government of Nunavut will be providing $1 million towards community food programming, in contribution agreements directly to the... read more.
November 27, 2020
News Release Four new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 27, 2020) – Today, Nunavut has 151 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s total number of positive cases to 119. Three additional cases are now considered recovered in Arviat and Rankin Inlet. Nunavut now has eight recovered cases of COVID-19. 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... read more.
November 26, 2020
News Release No new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 26, 2020) – Today, Nunavut is announcing no new cases of COVID-19. There are 150 active cases in-territory, and three additional cases are now considered recovered for a total of five. The latest recovered cases are in Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet. “Today, as we see more people recovered, it is important to remind Nunavummiut that public health restrictions are still in place and must be followed by everyone,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer. “I also want to reassure Nunavummiut that... read more.
November 26, 2020
News Release Nunavut extends Public Health Emergency IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 26, 2020) – Nunavut’s Minister of Health Lorne Kusugak has extended the territory’s public health emergency until December 10, 2020. All existing measures under the public health emergency order remain in effect. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Nunavummiut are reminded to practice physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and to stay home if they feel unwell. Anyone who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the COVID hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m.... 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.
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