10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Arviat

The Nunavut government reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Arviat on Sunday, bringing the community’s total active cases to 27. (Submitted by Dylan Clark)
Nunavut reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, all in Arviat.

The new cases bring the total number of cases in the territory since the start of the pandemic to 294. Of those, 250 have been in Arviat.

After experiencing a major outbreak of COVID-19 through November and December, the situation seemed to have come under control by the start of the new year. Nunavut reported zero active cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 3.

As of Sunday, there were 27 active cases of COVID-19 in Arviat.

No other Nunavut community was reporting active COVID-19 cases.

On Sunday, Premier Joe Savikataaq tweeted his gratitude toward Arviat: “Thank you Nunavummiut for your hard work & for following the public health measures. Please stay vigilant & stay healthy.”

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Here’s the latest on COVID-19 in Canada’s North, CBC News

Denmark/Greenland: Greenland authorities buoyed by high demand for COVID-19 vaccine, Eye on the Arctic

Iceland: COVID-19 variant prompts Iceland to require quarantine for children entering country as of January 13, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norway closes borders over fears of virus, but exempts Russian fishermen from severely infected border region, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Russia’s Northern Fleet begins 2nd stage of COVID-19 vaccination, Radio Canada International

Sweden: Sweden’s northernmost county among regions to introduce stricter COVID-19 recommendations, Radio Sweden

United States: After early containment success, there’s now rapid COVID-19 spread in rural Alaska, including the Arctic, Alaska Public Media

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