Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North
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Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North

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COVID-19 cases continue to rock the Canada’s Northern most territory

Today, Nunavut has a total of 70 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. An additional eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 54. An additional two new cases have been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to six. All individuals are in isolation and doing well.

Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North

“Contact tracing in all impacted communities continues and there is no evidence of community transmission in Rankin Inlet at this time,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer.

Whale Cove remains at eight positive cases and Sanikiluaq remains at two positive cases.

As of November 17, 103 tests have been done in Sanikiluaq with negative results. In Rankin Inlet, 60 tests have come back negative. Arviat testing has yielded 114 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove is ongoing.

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