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11 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut

25 November 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 monitoring everyone in isolation.

As of November 25, 164 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat testing has yielded 386 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove yielded 58 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 25.

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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