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Nunavut COVID-19 Case Update

January 28, 2021

Total tests Total confirmed cases Total active cases Total recovered cases

Deaths

Total persons vaccinated with at least one dose in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with two doses in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with three doses in Nunavut
30,901 1,585 320 1,260 5 31,855 25,367 11,123

*Please note: These numbers change frequently. Every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date and complete but it may not reflect all persons followed or tested.

** Starting 17 Jan 2022, confirmed cases include those meeting the revised Nunavut case definitions. This includes COVID-19 cases detected either by a confirmatory (PCR) or a presumptive (rapid) test.

***There may be a delay reporting attribution and statistics from cases acquired in Southern Canada. 12 cases that were detected out of territory have been attributed to Nunavut. This includes 3 deaths. Not all NU residents with COVID-19 detected out of territory will be attributed to Nunavut.

****Total vaccine doses administered is updated as regularly as possible but might be lower than the actual count.

The Government of Nunavut is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation nationally and globally.

 

NU COVID-19 Case Statistics

January 28, 2021

Community Covid-19 status Time period Confirmed COVID-19 cases (yesterday)  Confirmed COVID-19 cases (today) Change in case count +/- from previous day Total recovered Deaths Total active cases

Kuglukktuk

Ongoing

Since 23 - Jan 2022

3 3 0 1 0 2

Kimmirut

Ongoing

Since 22 - Jan 2022

1 1 0 1 0 0

Naujaat

Ongoing

Since 15 - Jan 2022

15 15 0 10 0 5

Kugaaruk

Ongoing

Since 14 - Jan 2022

2 2 0 2 0 0

Gjoa Haven

Ongoing

Since 14 - Jan 2022

4 4 0 4 0 0

Taloyoak

Ongoing

Since 11 - Jan 2022

15 20 5 4 0 16

Coral Harbour

Ongoing

Since 9 - Jan 2022

31 32 1 16 0 16

Whale Cove

Ongoing

Since 7 - Jan 2022

19 19 0 12 0 6

Sanikiluaq

Ongoing

Since 4 - Jan 2022

46 46 0 18 0 28

Kinngait

Ongoing

Since 2 - Jan 2022

64 64 0 48 0 16

Pond Inlet

Ongoing

Since 1 - Jan 2022

8 8 0 1 0 7

Chesterfield Inlet 

Ongoing

Since 1 - Jan 2022

6 6 0 5 0 1

Cambridge Bay

Ongoing

Since 30 - Dec 2021

77 83 6 46 0 37

Igloolik

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

75 84 9 20 0 64

Baker Lake

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

62 65 3 34 0 31

Arviat

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

123 128 5 105 0 23

Sanirajak

Ongoing

Since 29 - Dec 2021

26 26 0 21 0 5

Qikiqtarjuaq

Ongoing

Since 28 - Dec 2021

8 8 0 8 0 0

Rankin Inlet

Ongoing

Since 23 - Dec 2021

97 100 3 79 0 21

Pangnirtung

Ongoing

Since 23 - Dec 2021

26 26 0 26 0 0

Iqaluit

Ongoing

Since 04 - Dec 2021

163

172 9 130 0 42

Coral Harbour

Over

Since 29 - Sept 2021

11

11 0 11 0 0

Kugluktuk

Over

Since 21 - Sept 2021

1

0 0 1 0 0

Iqaluit

Over

Since 13 - Sept 2021

1 0 0 1 0 0

Kinngait

Over

Since 19 - Sept 2021

3 0 0 3 0 0

Iqaluit

Over

Apr 2021 - Jul 2021

253 253 0 253 0 0
Kinngait Over Apr 2021 - Jun 2021 7 7 0 7 0 0
Rankin Inlet Over

Apr 2021 - May 2021

2 2 0 2 0 0
Arviat Over Nov 2020 - Apr 2021 339 339 0 338 1 0
Whale Cove Over

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

23 23 0 23 0 0
Rankin Inlet Over

Nov 2020 - Dec 2020

19 19 0 19 0 0
Sanikiluaq Over Nov 2020 - Dec 2020 2 2 0 2 0 0
Total     1,532 1,566 41 1,251 1 320

 

NU COVID-19 Testing Stats

January 14, 2021

Community Tests Positive  Tests Negative
Coral Harbour 9 34
Whale Cove 8 16
Sanikiluaq 1 12
Kinngait 24 64
Pond Inlet 1 44

Chesterfield Inlet

5 31
Cambridge Bay 18 92
Igloolik 18 156
Baker Lake 14 50
Arviat 66 191
Sanirajak 17 106
Qikiqtarjuaq 7 82
Rankin Inlet 72 587
Pangnirtung 26 361
Iqaluit 98 1,300
Total 384 3,126

 

Click here for Notices of Exposure

 

Orders from Chief Public Health Officer of Nunavut

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Travel and Isolation

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Nunavut’s Path: moving forward during COVID-19

 

COVID Hotline

Need to talk to someone if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently travelled to or from an affected area? Do you have questions about travel to Nunavut or the isolation sites? Please call 975-8601 or 1-888-975-8601 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with someone. For travel related inquiries please call between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Please remember this line is for those who need it – and should not be used for general inquiries.

 

If you have questions or need help in an emergency, call your local health centre.

 

 

COVID-19 Facts

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Symptoms

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. This is the longest known infectious period for this disease.

Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • pneumonia in both lungs requiring support for breathing.

 

If you become ill

If you develop symptoms and have travelled to a region with known cases of COVID-19 occurring in the community or have been in contact with someone who has:

  • stay at home and avoid contact with others
  • follow up with your health care professional

If you develop fever, cough or difficulty breathing in the next 14 days, call your health care provider or local public health authority and advise them of possible contact with COVID-19.

If you are ill and must visit a health care professional, call ahead or tell them when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness and if you have travelled.

 

What are the risks of getting COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.

This does not mean that all Canadians will get the disease. It means that there is already a significant impact on our health care system. If we do not flatten the epidemic curve now, the increase of COVID-19 cases could impact health care resources available to Canadians.

The risk for COVID-19 may be increased for certain settings such as:

  • cruise ships
  • crowded areas (such as public transit and shopping centres)
  • gatherings (spiritual and cultural settings, theatres, sports arenas, festivals and conferences)

There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians:

  • aged 65 and over
  • with compromised immune systems
  • with underlying medical conditions

People that fall into these categories should reconsider attending gatherings. This includes large gatherings and even smaller events in crowded or enclosed settings.

If you have symptoms (cough, fever or difficulty breathing), do not attend a mass gathering, event or places where people gather. You could put someone whose health is vulnerable at risk.

 

 

Resources:

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Social Distancing

Hand Washing

Isolation and Return to Nunavut Protocol

Vulnerable Populations

Managing Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19

Cleaning to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

COVID-19 Isolation

Masks are not Enough

Instructions for Making a Mask

How to Use a Mask

Masks are mandatory

Common Travel Area: NWT and Churchill

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

Know the difference: Self-Monitoring and Isolation

Limit your contacts, slow the spread

COVID-19 and Isolation

COVID-19 and Contacts

COVID Risk: Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated

Get Vaccinated Comic

At-home Rapid COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 and Isolation - Mental Health