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Four new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut

27 November 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 impacted communities is ongoing and public health staff are monitoring everyone in isolation.

As of November 26, 188 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat testing has yielded 471 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove yielded 80 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, today, November 27.

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Media Contacts

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca

Chris Puglia
A/Manager Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
cpuglia@gov.nu.ca