COVID-19 resurfaces in Arviat with caseload rising to 17 – Nunatsiaq News

COVID-19 resurfaces in Arviat with caseload rising to 17 – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202127 Views

The Government of Nunavut announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Arviat Monday, bringing the hamlet’s total number of cases to 17.

Monday is the fourth consecutive day new COVID-19 cases have been reported. The new outbreak comes after nearly a month of no new cases being detected in the entire territory.

During Monday’s COVID-19 news conference, chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson said the new cases appear to be related to gatherings in homes in the hamlet, and not from an outside source.

Arviat is Nunavut’s hardest hit community, after the potentially fatal respiratory disease arrived in the territory in November. As of Monday, 238 people out of Arviat’s population of approximately 2,600 have tested positive.

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