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25 January 2022

COVID-19 GN Update - January 25, 2022

Chief Public Health Officer Update:

Good morning,

Yesterday evening, we announced changes to Public Health Measures in Igloolik. This was necessary to help control the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the community. Effective immediately, gathering limits have been decreased to zero except for emergencies only, schools, non-essential businesses and government offices are closed, and masks continue to be mandatory. I urge everyone to follow these rules to help us stop the spread of the virus.

The situation in Igloolik demonstrates how quickly this virus can spread. It is vital people in all communities continue to follow the public health measures, get vaccinated, wear a mask and isolate when advised. Taking these steps helps protect all Nunavummiut.

Shipments of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine will begin arriving in communities on January 31. Schedules and more information can be found on the GN website at gov.nu.ca. I encourage everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to get vaccinated. The vaccine is our best defence against COVID-19.

I would like to remind people who are waiting for COVID-19 test results not to call the COVID-19 hotline or the health centre. You will be contacted with your results.

 

 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

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

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

 

Pfizer second dose vaccinations

The Department of Health is rolling out second dose vaccination clinics across the territory for ages 5 to 11. The COVID-19 pediatric Pfizer vaccine is available to those ages 5 to 11 who have received their first dose at least eight weeks ago.

In Iqaluit, COVID-19 vaccines continue to be offered at Iqaluit Public Health. Call 867-975-4810 to schedule an appointment. Upcoming scheduled clinics to administer the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine in communities will be:

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics    
Arviat February 5 to 6 867-857-3100
Sanikiluaq February 5 to 6 867-266-8965

Sanirajak

February 6 to 7

867-928-8827

Rankin Inlet February 8 to 9 867-645-8300
Cambridge Bay February 9 to 10 867-983-4500
Whale Cove February 10 to 11 867-896-9916
Kinngait February 12 to 13 867-897-8820
Naujaat February 13 to 14 867-462-9916
Chesterfield Inlet February 14 to 15 867-898-9968
Kimmirut February 15 to 16 867-939-2217
Igloolik February 16 to 17 867-934-2100
Coral Harbour February 17 to 18 867-925-9916
Pangnirtung February 19 to 20 867-473-8977
Qikiqtarjuaq February 19 to 20 867-927-8916
Clyde River February 21 to 22 867-924-6377
Pond Inlet February 22 to 23 867-899-7500

Clinic dates are subject to change pending weather or flight delays.

Schedule for vaccine arrival in all other communities is noted below. Please call your local health centre to book an appointment,

Pediatric Vaccines Arrive in Community    
Community Dates Call
Grise Fiord January 31 867-980-9923
Resolute Bay January 31 867-252-3844
Arctic Bay January 31 867-439-8873
Kugaaruk February 2 867-769-6441
Gjoa Haven February 2 867-360-7441
Taloyoak February 2 867-561-5111
Baker Lake February 3 867-793-2812
Kugluktuk February 3 867-982-4531

COVID-19 case statistics: January 25, 2022

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
30,113 1439 247 1187 5 31,855 25,369 11,123

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 25, 2022

Community

COVID-19 status

Time period

Public case count yesterday (TOTAL)

Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Kimmirut Ongoing Since 22 Jan 2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Naujaat Ongoing Since 15 Jan 2022 15 15 0 4 4 11
Kugaaruk Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 2 2 0 2 0 0
Gjoa Haven Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 6 4 -2 4 3 0
Taloyoak Ongoing Since 11 Jan 2022 7 7 0 4 4 3
Coral Harbour Ongoing Since 9 Jan 2022 20 26 6 15 4 11
Whale Cove Ongoing Since 7 Jan 2022 13 16 3 12 3 3
Sanikiluaq Ongoing Since 4 Jan 2022 35 41 6 12 6 29
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 56 59 3 46 12 13
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 3 2 1 0 2
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 6 6 0 5 0 1
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 59 65 6 41 6 24
Igloolik Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

31 42 11 18 0 24
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 51 57 6 20 10 37

Arviat

Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 122 122 0 98 14 24
Sanirajak Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

24 24 0 20 3 4
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing

Since 12/28/2021

8 8 0 7 0 1
Rankin Inlet Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

84 89 5 71 9 18
Pangnirtung Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

26 26 0 26 0 0
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 147 153 6 112 12 41
TOTAL      714 766 52 518 90 247

*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.

COVID-19 vaccination status: January 25, 2022

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 25, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health's Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are "non-official" since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

Isolation population: 

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 24
Medical 58
Public  0
EMTI 0
Construction 0
Total 58

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 25, 2022 11
Jan. 26, 2022 7
Jan. 27, 2022 2
Jan. 28, 2022 3
Jan. 29, 2022 5
Total 28

 

 


COVID-19 GN Update - January 20, 2022

Minister of Health Update:

Good Morning.

I’d like to speak about how important vaccines are in the fight against COVID-19.

By now, you’ve all heard the experts – like Dr Patterson, and other respected health professionals – urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Ask yourself - how many times have you heard this message: ‘Get vaccinated’. And ask yourself: why do our experts keep repeating it?

They share this message, and they repeat this message, because it’s true. Despite Omicron being a new variant, and being more contagious, their advice is still critically important. These are the facts. The COVID-19 vaccines still hold great benefit for those who roll up their sleeves. Vaccines still help keep our families, friends, and coworkers safe.

Despite the repeated messaging, I’m concerned that still too many Nunavummiut aren’t vaccinated, or are only partially vaccinated. And so today I’d like to appeal to the families and friends of those people. If you know someone who needs a vaccine – please, speak to them, listen to their concerns. Help them to access reliable information about vaccines. Help them to book an appointment. I know opinions on vaccines can be strong, and it can be frustrating at times, but please don’t give up.

Finally, I’d like to thank the Mayor and Councils of the Hamlet of Arviat, the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet and the City of Iqaluit who have all decided to implement vaccine mandates for entry to their facilities. Your leadership is helping the collective effort to protect Nunavummiut from COVID-19. Matna for encouraging more Nunavut residents to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Chief Public Health Officer Update:

Good morning.

As announced earlier this week, 1 Nunavummiuq died due to COVID-19 infection Monday night. I would like to take this time to express my condolences to the family who has lost a loved one. This individual was not fully vaccinated and was over 70 years old.

Over the last week, there has been a significant increase in the number of infected individuals in Baker Lake. As a result, schools in Baker Lake will be at half capacity when they open next week. Moving forward we will continue to assess each community on a weekly basis and when appropriate the capacity at schools will be lowered, for at least 1-2 weeks. The goal is to keep the risk of exposure to the same level, or less, than the risk of exposure due to other activities in the community.

One daycare in Iqaluit has closed due to a COVID-19 exposure on site. Testing and contact tracing is taking place.

 

 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

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

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

 

COVID-19 case stats: January 20, 2022

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
27,614 1,277 175 1097 5 31,623 25,197

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 20, 2022

Community

COVID-19 status

Time period

Public case count yesterday (TOTAL)

Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Naujaat Ongoing Since 15 Jan 2022 12 12 0 0 0 12
Kugaaruk Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 2 2 0 2 2 0
Gjoa Haven Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 2 2 0 1 1 1
Taloyoak Ongoing Since 11 Jan 2022 5 5 0 0 0 5
Coral Harbour Ongoing Since 9 Jan 2022 14 15 1 11 10 4
Whale Cove Ongoing Since 7 Jan 2022 12 13 1 9 0 3
Sanikiluaq Ongoing Since 4 Jan 2022 14 17 3 6 4 11
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 47 48 1 34 7 14
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 1 1 0
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 6 6 0 5 0 1
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 43 51 8 35 3 16
Igloolik Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

18 18 0 18 0 0
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 40 45 5 10 9 35

Arviat

Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 115 119 4 84 2 35
Sanirajak Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

20 21 1 17 0 4
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing

Since 12/28/2021

7 8 1 7 0 1
Rankin Inlet Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

76 79 3 62 6 17
Pangnirtung Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

26 26 0 26 0 0
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 109 116 7 100 5 16
TOTAL      569 604 35 428 50 175

*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.

COVID-19 vaccination status: January 17, 2022

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 17, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health's Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are "non-official" since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

 

Isolation population: 

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 19
Medical 6
Public  2
EMTI 4
Construction 0
Total 8

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 20, 2022 7
Jan. 21, 2022 2
Jan. 22, 2022 0
Jan. 23, 2022 1
Jan. 24, 2022 2
Total 12

COVID-19 GN Update - January 18, 2022

Minister of Health Update:

Good morning,

Yesterday, the new public health measures came into effect. We have increased gathering sizes, allowed businesses to open and removed the travel restrictions between Nunavut communities. I urge people to continue to follow the restrictions, get vaccinated and only travel when absolutely necessary. This outbreak isn’t over and we all need to do our part to ensure the number of active cases continues to drop.

I am happy to report that all Nunavut Elders who were diagnosed with COVID-19 at Embassy West have recovered from the virus. As of yesterday, there were four essential caregivers from Nunavut at Embassy West along with two family members who live in Ottawa providing assistance with essential care. Another caregiver from the territory will be arriving later this week.

Elders at the Andy Aulatjut Centre in Arviat continue to be COVID free and there have been no new infections among staff. The centre has also received additional PPE such as N95 mask, visors and surgical mask to help with infection control.

On January 13, two staff members at the Gjoa Haven Continuing Care Centre tested positive for COVID-19. So far there none of the nine elders at the centre have tested positive and have not shown signs of symptoms. We will continue to test and monitor the elders.

Staffing at all our elders’ facilities remains adequate.

Thank you.

 

 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

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

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

 

COVID-19 case statistics to date: January 17, 2022

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
27,614 1,222 177 1,040 5 31,623 52,197

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 13, 2022

Community

COVID-19 status

Time period

Public case count yesterday (TOTAL)

Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Naujaat Ongoing Since 15 Jan 2022 5 11 6 0 0 11
Kugaaruk Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 2 2 0 0 0 2
Gjoa Haven Ongoing Since 14 Jan 2022 2 2 0 0 0 2
Taloyoak Ongoing Since 11 Jan 2022 3 4 1 0 0 4
Coral Harbour Ongoing Since 9 Jan 2022 13 14 1 1 1 13
Whale Cove Ongoing Since 7 Jan 2022 12 12 0 9 8 2
Sanikiluaq Ongoing Since 4 Jan 2022 13 13 0 2 2 11
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 47 47 0 26 18 21
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 6 6 0 5 5 1
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 34 41 7 30 22 11
Igloolik Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

18 18 0 18 0 0
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 26 34 8 1 0 33

Arviat

Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 114 114 0 82 24 32
Sanirajak Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

19 20 1 17 5 3
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing

Since 12/28/2021

7 7 0 7 1 0
Rankin Inlet Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

71 71 0 54 10 17
Pangnirtung Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

26 26 0 24 3 2
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 102 105 3 94 18 11
TOTAL      521 548 27 370 117 117

*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.

** Confirmed cases include those meeting the national case definitions.

***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.

COVID-19 vaccination status: January 17, 2022

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 17, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve). 

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health's Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are "non-official" since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

Isolation population: 

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 17
Medical 48
Public  8
EMTI 4
Construction 0
Total 56

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 18, 2022 0
Jan. 19, 2022 3
Jan. 20, 2022 5
Jan. 21, 2022 0
Jan. 22, 2022 0
Total 8

New developments in your programs/ services: Kitikmeot Region

  • Kugluktuk health centre on emergency services (due to short staffing).
  • Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay and Kugaaruk health centres on emergency services due to COVID-19 in community.

Ongoing services:

  • Specialty clinics, MD visits and dental clinics.

Adjusted services:

  • Orthodontist charter postponed due to COVID-19.
  • Some non-urgent medical travel appointments postponed.
  • Some Yellowknife surgeries cancelled until further notice.

Closed /Cancelled/Suspended services:

  • Rehabilitation team community visits suspended until further notice.

Special Operations Division

New developments in your programs/ services:

  • ‘Swab-Air’ has been reinstated to support timely turn-around of swabs.
  • Booster clinics for 12-17 year olds have commenced.
  • Dose 2 vaccine clinics for 5-11 year olds commencing next week.
  • Working with partners at CGS to distribute 250,000 level 3 masks to Hamlets. Masks are product of an RFA submitted in December.

Ongoing services:

  • Vaccine appointment for 12+ are ongoing across the territory.

COVID-19 GN Update - January 13, 2022

Chief Public Health Officer Update:

Good morning,

On Monday, January 17, we will ease restrictions across the territory

Starting Monday:

  • Community travel restrictions are lifted.
  • Outdoor gatherings are now permitted to 25 people.
  • Indoor gatherings in dwellings are now allowed up to five people, plus household members.
  • Government, Inuit organizations and all other offices may open.
  • Childcare facilities may open.
  • Long-term care and elders’ facilities may have one visitor per resident, but masks are mandatory.
  • Indoor public gatherings, including community halls and recreation centres, galleries are now limited to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centres can open to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity for solo workouts only; no group sessions.
  • Libraries and galleries can open to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity; no gatherings or group tours.
  • Places of worship are now permitted up to 50 people or 25 per cent capacity; no singing allowed.
  • Arenas are now permitted up to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity, as well as 25 spectators. No team sports allowed. ·
  • All non-essential businesses may open, including personal services such as hair dressers.
  • Taxis may have one fare per trip, with mandatory masks.
  • Group counselling sessions are now open to 10 people.
  • Parks and playgrounds may open, but buildings remain closed.
  • Restaurants and licensed establishments remain restricted to take-out only, with a maximum of 10 people in line.
  • Schools will be opening January 24

Masks remain mandatory in every community and non-essential travel remains highly discouraged.

In order to continue on this path to eased restrictions, I urge all Nunavummiut to follow the public health measures, get vaccinated and keep physical distance. Following the measures together will get us to the end of this outbreak.

I also want to clarify how our new testing protocols will work moving forward. While we will limit the amount of testing we do, we will still test certain individuals. In some cases, we will rely on symptoms to diagnose COVID-19. Whether you are diagnosed with COVID with a test or not, you will be informed of the diagnosis and minimum number of days that you will need to isolate.

I want to thank all Nunavummiut for their cooperation and patience during this latest outbreak. Please continue to follow the public health measures, as these help protect everyone.

Thank you.

 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

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

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

 

COVID-19 case status: January 13, 2022

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
27,246 1,048 172 872 4 31,227 24,998

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 13, 2022

Community

COVID-19 status

Time period

Public case count yesterday (TOTAL)

Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Coral Harbour Ongoing Since 9 Jan 2022 9 9 0 0 0 9
Whale Cove Ongoing Since 7 Jan 2022 7 8 1 1 1 7
Sanikiluaq Ongoing Since 4 Jan 2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 23 24 1 7 6 17
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 4 5 1 0 0 5
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 18 18 0 8 6 10
Igloolik Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

18 18 0 18 0 0
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 2 9 7 1 0 8

Arviat

Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 64 64 0 44 1 20
Sanirajak Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

17 17 0 11 0 6
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing

Since 12/28/2021

7 7 0 3 0 4
Rankin Inlet Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

68 71 3 33 1 38
Pangnirtung Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

26 26 0 18 0 8
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 96 96 0 58 11 38
TOTAL      361 374 13 202 26 172

COVID-19 vaccination status: January 10, 2022

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 11, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health's Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are "non-official" since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

 

Testing stats to date per community: January 13, 2022

Community

Tests done

Tests Positive Tests Negative
Coral Harbour (Since 9 Jan 2022) 43 9 34
Whale Cove ( Since 7 Jan 2022) 24 8 16
Sanikiluaq (Since 4 Jan 2022) 13 1 12
Kinngait (Since 2 January 2022) 86 24 62
Pond Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 45 1 44
Chesterfield Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 36 5 31
Cambridge bay (Since 30 December 2021) 110 18 92
Igloolik (Since 29 December) 174 18 156
Baker Lake (Since 29 December) 59 9 50
Arviat (Since 29 December) 247 64 183
Sanirajak (Since 29 December) 123 17 106
Qikiqtarjuaq (Since 28 December) 89 7 82
Rankin Inlet (Since 23 December) 647 72 575
Pangnirtung (Since 23 December 2021) 387 26 361
Iqaluit (Since 23 December 2021) 1372 97 1275

*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.

** Confirmed cases include those meeting the national case definitions.

***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.

Isolation population: 

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 12
Medical 38
Public  9
EMTI 2
Construction 0
Total 49

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 13, 2022 1
Jan. 14, 2022 2
Jan. 15, 2022 0
Jan. 16, 2022 2
Jan. 17, 2022 1
Total 6

COVID-19 GN Update - January 6, 2022

Chief Public Health Officer Update:

Good morning,

I want to start off by verifying that yesterday we confirmed that Omicron is the dominant variant of COVID-19 in the territory. As we have seen in other jurisdictions, this variant spreads very quickly.

I know everyone is concerned by the rapid rise of cases across the territory. The best way forward is for everyone to reduce nonessential social interactions to as few as possible, and to move them outdoors. If you are in a public indoor space, you must wear a mask over your mouth and nose. We are getting reports that people are using take home test to clear themselves from isolation early. This increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Using a negative test to leave isolation early increases the chance you will spread COVID to other people. Please, complete isolation as directed.

Yesterday, we announced changes to how we will manage future COVID-19 testing. Moving forward we will focus confirmatory testing on new communities and in high-risk settings, and those who are hospitalized. For communities with outbreaks, we will be relying on symptomatic diagnosis for the majority of situations. This means, for example, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and live in a home with someone who has active COVID-19, you may not be tested. Evidence shows that the Omicron variant has an almost 100% positivity rate in a household.

We are also urging Nunavummiut not to call or go to the health centres, hospital or public health units for COVID-19 symptoms unless it is an emergency. If you have questions, call the hotline at 1-888-975-8601. Please be patient. The call volume is very high and wait times can be in excess of an hour.

As I mentioned in the last press update, self-testing units will be available at gateway airports in the coming days. When these kits arrive they will offered to all travelers, allowing them to test themselves twice after returning to Nunavut. These kits may help reduce the spread, but only if Nunavummiut continue to follow all other measures. Instructions on how to use the kits will be included and are available on the GN website on COVID-19 resources page.

Thank you.


 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

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

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

 

COVID stats to date: January 6, 2022

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
26,036 946 244 694 4 30,908 24,832

* Confirmed cases include those meeting the national case definitions. Persons followed includes individuals with specific symptoms and exposures as well as others who are self-monitoring or self-isolated. Not all of these individuals have symptoms or require testing.

*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.

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 6, 2022

Community

COVID-19 status

Time period

Public case count yesterday (TOTAL)

Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 7 23 16 0 0 23
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 2 2 0 0 0 2
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 1 1 0 0 0 1
Igloolik Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

16 18 2 1 0 17
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 1 1 0 0 0 1

Arviat

Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 48 48 0 0 0 48
Sanirajak Ongoing

Since 12/29/2021

14 17 3 7 7 10
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing

Since 12/28/2021

6 6 0 1 1 5
Rankin Inlet Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

45 45 0 0 0 45
Pangnirtung Ongoing

Since 12/23/2021

20 20 0 1 0 19
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 86 86 0 14 0 72
TOTAL      247 268 21 24 8 244

COVID-19 vaccination status: December 21, 2021

(No update this week due to holiday closure)

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 4, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

 

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health's Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are "non-official" since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

 

Testing stats to date per community: January 6, 2022

Community

Tests done

Tests Positive Tests Negative
Kinngait (Since 2 January 2022) 66 23 43
Pond Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 42 1 41
Chesterfield Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 8 2 6
Cambridge bay (Since 30 December 2021) 10 1 9
Igloolik (Since 29 December) 151 18 133
Baker Lake (Since 29 December) 29 1 28
Arviat (Since 29 December) 160 48 112
Sanirajak (Since 29 December) 112 17 95
Qikiqtarjuaq (Since 28 December) 77 6 71
Rankin Inlet (Since 23 December) 457 45 412
Pangnirtung (Since 23 December 2021) 209 20 189
Iqaluit (Since 23 December 2021) 1071 86 985

Isolation population: 

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 5
Medical 45
Public  6
EMTI 1
Construction 0
Total 53

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 5, 2022 0
Jan. 5, 2022 6
Jan. 6, 2022 7
Jan. 7, 2022 16
Jan. 8, 2022 0
Total 29