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Two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nunavut

21 September 2021

News Release

Two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 21, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced two new positive cases of COVID-19, one in Kinngait and one in Kugluktuk, for a total of five active cases in the territory.

“Yesterday, one individual in Kinngait and one individual in Kugluktuk tested positive for COVID-19,” said Dr. Patterson. “Both individuals are doing well and are isolating. I urge Nunavummiut to follow the public health measures in place and remind them that masks are now mandatory across the territory.”

Contact tracing continues. Public health measures in place in both communities are not changing at this time.

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 is advised to call the COVID-hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST to arrange testing or notify their community health centre right away. Please do not go to the health centre in person, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days.

Vaccine continues to be available across the territory. Call your health centre to make an appointment or walk into Iqaluit Public Health every weekday for Moderna (ages 18+) and Wednesday for Pfizer (ages 12 to 17). Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community.

For all the latest information on COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to: https://www.gov.nu.ca/

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Media Contact:

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