Nunavut announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — more than doubling the territory’s total case count overnight.
The territory now has 60 confirmed cases, all announced in the last 11 days.
Of the new cases announced Tuesday, 26 are in Arviat, Nunavut. That brings the total in that community to 46.
The other eight new cases are in Whale Cove, Nunavut. They are the first to be identified in that community.
A government news release on Tuesday says one of the affected individuals in Whale Cove is liked to the outbreak in Arviat, and the virus was then transmitted by that person to seven others in Whale Cove.
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