A second COVID-19 case was identified in the Nunavik community of Aupaluk over the weekend, following another case reported on Friday, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) said in a Facebook post.
The case reported on Sunday is related to a previous case detected on August 6.
“Contacts of both cases have been identified and those who may have been at risk were tested,” the NRBHSS said.
“All significant contacts have been contacted and there is no increased risk in the community of Aupaluk. No additional measures are required.”
Both individuals are currently in isolation, the NRBHSS said.
The August 6 case was travel-related. The infection was detected after the individual returned from the South and had their required screening test seven days after arrival.
The test is obligatory for travelers to Nunavik from outside the region.
Aupaluk is a community of approximately 195 people on Ungava Bay in the eastern part of Nunavik.
There are currently no other reported COVID-19 cases in Nunavik’s other 13 c
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