COVID-19 case confirmed in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec
A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Kuujjuaraapik, a community in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) reported the new infection in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The government said there was no evidence of COVID-19 circulating in the community.
“The person likely got infected down South,” the NRBHSS said. “The person has not been in any public place while contagious and is currently isolated.”
Health authorities said the infected individual had been in contact with few people an that anyone in contact with the patient would be contacted, tested and isolated.
Kuujjuaraapik is a community of approximately 700 people on the Hudson Bay coast.
Previous COVID-19 infections in Nunavik occurred in the communities of Puvirnituq, Salluit and Inukjuak.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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