Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
45 359 131 6,662 7,220
AB
87 838 151 15,086 16,389
SK
52 425 111 14,129 14,546
MB
203 677 125 14,563 15,676
ON
265 215 61 6,040 7,031
QC
59 31 10 3,399 4,832
Atlantic
4 8 4 911 1,146
North60
49 156 34 6,923 8,654
 

GNU: COVID-19 Department of Health Services update

Press Release

Good morning,

On Monday, January 17, we will ease restrictions across the territory

Starting Monday:

  • Community travel restrictions are lifted.
  • Outdoor gatherings are now permitted to 25 people.
  • Indoor gatherings in dwellings are now allowed up to five people, plus household members.
  • Government, Inuit organizations and all other offices may open.
  • Childcare facilities may open.
  • Long-term care and elders’ facilities may have one visitor per resident, but masks are mandatory.
  • Indoor public gatherings, including community halls and recreation centres, galleries are now limited to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centres can open to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity for solo workouts only; no group sessions.
  • Libraries and galleries can open to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity; no gatherings or group tours.
  • Places of worship are now permitted up to 50 people or 25 per cent capacity; no singing allowed.
  • Arenas are now permitted up to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity, as well as 25 spectators. No team sports allowed. ·
  • All non-essential businesses may open, including personal services such as hair dressers.
  • Taxis may have one fare per trip, with mandatory masks.
  • Group counselling sessions are now open to 10 people.
  • Parks and playgrounds may open, but buildings remain closed.
  • Restaurants and licensed establishments remain restricted to take-out only, with a maximum of 10 people in line.
  • Schools will be opening January 24

Masks remain mandatory in every community and non-essential travel remains highly discouraged.

In order to continue on this path to eased restrictions, I urge all Nunavummiut to follow the public health measures, get vaccinated and keep physical distance. Following the measures together will get us to the end of this outbreak.

I also want to clarify how our new testing protocols will work moving forward. While we will limit the amount of testing we do, we will still test certain individuals. In some cases, we will rely on symptoms to diagnose COVID-19. Whether you are diagnosed with COVID with a test or not, you will be informed of the diagnosis and minimum number of days that you will need to isolate.

I want to thank all Nunavummiut for their cooperation and patience during this latest outbreak. Please continue to follow the public health measures, as these help protect everyone.

Thank you.

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

For all the latest information and resources about COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to:
https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For the latest information on current public health restrictions, go to:
https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/nunavuts-path

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

COVID-19 case status: January 13, 2022

Total Tests Total confirmed cases Total active cases Total recovered cases Deaths Total persons vaccinated with at least one dose in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with two doses in Nunavut
27,246 1,048 172 872 4 31,227 24,998

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 13, 2022

Community COVID-19 status Time period Public case count yesterday (TOTAL) Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Coral Harbour Ongoing Since 9 Jan 2022 9 9 0 0 0 9
Whale Cove Ongoing Since 7 Jan 2022 7 8 1 1 1 7
Sanikiluaq Ongoing Since 4 Jan 2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 23 24 1 7 6 17
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 4 5 1 0 0 5
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 18 18 0 8 6 10
Igloolik Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 18 18 0 18 0 0
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 2 9 7 1 0 8
Arviat Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 64 64 0 44 1 20
Sanirajak Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 17 17 0 11 0 6
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing Since 12/28/2021 7 7 0 3 0 4
Rankin Inlet Ongoing Since 12/23/2021 68 71 3 33 1 38
Pangnirtung Ongoing Since 12/23/2021 26 26 0 18 0 8
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 96 96 0 58 11 38
TOTAL 361 374 13 202 26 172

COVID-19 vaccination status: January 10, 2022

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 11, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health’s Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are “non-official” since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

Testing stats to date per community: January 13, 2022

Community Tests done Tests Positive Tests Negative
Coral Harbour (Since 9 Jan 2022) 43 9 34
Whale Cove ( Since 7 Jan 2022) 24 8 16
Sanikiluaq (Since 4 Jan 2022) 13 1 12
Kinngait (Since 2 January 2022) 86 24 62
Pond Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 45 1 44
Chesterfield Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 36 5 31
Cambridge bay (Since 30 December 2021) 110 18 92
Igloolik (Since 29 December) 174 18 156
Baker Lake (Since 29 December) 59 9 50
Arviat (Since 29 December) 247 64 183
Sanirajak (Since 29 December) 123 17 106
Qikiqtarjuaq (Since 28 December) 89 7 82
Rankin Inlet (Since 23 December) 647 72 575
Pangnirtung (Since 23 December 2021) 387 26 361
Iqaluit (Since 23 December 2021) 1372 97 1275

*Please note: These numbers change frequently. Every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date and complete, but it may not reflect all persons followed or tested.

** Confirmed cases include those meeting the national case definitions.

***There may be a delay reporting attribution and statistics from cases acquired in Southern Canada. 12 cases that were detected out of territory have been attributed to Nunavut. This includes 3 deaths. Not all NU residents with COVID-19 detected out of territory will be attributed to Nunavut.

Isolation population:

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 12
Medical 38
Public 9
EMTI 2
Construction 0
Total 49

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 13, 2022 1
Jan. 14, 2022 2
Jan. 15, 2022 0
Jan. 16, 2022 2
Jan. 17, 2022 1
Total 6

COVID-19 GN Update – January 6, 2022

Chief Public Health Officer Update:

Good morning,

I want to start off by verifying that yesterday we confirmed that Omicron is the dominant variant of COVID-19 in the territory. As we have seen in other jurisdictions, this variant spreads very quickly.

I know everyone is concerned by the rapid rise of cases across the territory. The best way forward is for everyone to reduce nonessential social interactions to as few as possible, and to move them outdoors. If you are in a public indoor space, you must wear a mask over your mouth and nose. We are getting reports that people are using take home test to clear themselves from isolation early. This increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Using a negative test to leave isolation early increases the chance you will spread COVID to other people. Please, complete isolation as directed.

Yesterday, we announced changes to how we will manage future COVID-19 testing. Moving forward we will focus confirmatory testing on new communities and in high-risk settings, and those who are hospitalized. For communities with outbreaks, we will be relying on symptomatic diagnosis for the majority of situations. This means, for example, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and live in a home with someone who has active COVID-19, you may not be tested. Evidence shows that the Omicron variant has an almost 100% positivity rate in a household.

We are also urging Nunavummiut not to call or go to the health centres, hospital or public health units for COVID-19 symptoms unless it is an emergency. If you have questions, call the hotline at 1-888-975-8601. Please be patient. The call volume is very high and wait times can be in excess of an hour.

As I mentioned in the last press update, self-testing units will be available at gateway airports in the coming days. When these kits arrive they will offered to all travelers, allowing them to test themselves twice after returning to Nunavut. These kits may help reduce the spread, but only if Nunavummiut continue to follow all other measures. Instructions on how to use the kits will be included and are available on the GN website on COVID-19 resources page.

Thank you.

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

For all the latest information and resources about COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to:
https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For the latest information on current public health restrictions, go to:
https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/nunavuts-path

For information on upcoming vaccine clinics go to:
https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-vaccination

COVID stats to date: January 6, 2022

Total Tests Total confirmed cases Total active cases Total recovered cases Deaths Total persons vaccinated with at least one dose in Nunavut Total persons vaccinated with two doses in Nunavut
26,036 946 244 694 4 30,908 24,832

* Confirmed cases include those meeting the national case definitions. Persons followed includes individuals with specific symptoms and exposures as well as others who are self-monitoring or self-isolated. Not all of these individuals have symptoms or require testing.

*There may be a delay reporting attribution and statistics from cases acquired in Southern Canada. 12 cases that were detected out of territory have been attributed to Nunavut. This includes 3 deaths. Not all NU residents with COVID-19 detected out of territory will be attributed to Nunavut.

COVID-19 community case statistics: January 6, 2022

Community COVID-19 status Time period Public case count yesterday (TOTAL) Public case count today (TOTAL) Change from yesterday (cases) Cumulative Recovered Change from yesterday (recoveries) Total Active Cases
Kinngait Ongoing Since 01/02/2022 7 23 16 0 0 23
Pond Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 1 1 0 0 0 1
Chesterfield Inlet Ongoing Since 01/01/2022 2 2 0 0 0 2
Cambridge Bay Ongoing Since 12/30/2021 1 1 0 0 0 1
Igloolik Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 16 18 2 1 0 17
Baker Lake Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 1 1 0 0 0 1
Arviat Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 48 48 0 0 0 48
Sanirajak Ongoing Since 12/29/2021 14 17 3 7 7 10
Qikiqtarjuaq Ongoing Since 12/28/2021 6 6 0 1 1 5
Rankin Inlet Ongoing Since 12/23/2021 45 45 0 0 0 45
Pangnirtung Ongoing Since 12/23/2021 20 20 0 1 0 19
Iqaluit Ongoing Since 11/04/2021 86 86 0 14 0 72
TOTAL 247 268 21 24 8 244

COVID-19 vaccination status: December 21, 2021

(No update this week due to holiday closure)

Details/Limitations:

This information shows the number of doses given in a community as of January 4, 2022. The percentage of vaccine administered is vaccine administered divided by the Nunavut population estimate for 18 and older.

Territorial totals for doses are an accurate summary. The community level data is under review to ensure appropriate attribution. Community totals will be adjusted as needed.  This may lead to minor fluctuations in the percentages by community.

Doses are typically attributed to the community in which they are administered.

Total doses given will include residents and non-residents, including rotational workers.

Multiple communities represent individuals who received doses in two separate communities, or in communities that are not their place of residence.

An individual may have received dose 1 and/or dose 2 outside of their community of residence.

This does not account for people who may have been vaccinated partially or fully out of territory.

A high percentage in one community does not equal herd immunity. There is no established or defined percentage of what herd immunity is for COVID-19. Whatever herd immunity may be it cannot achieved with current vaccine approvals (e.g. no vaccine available for children under twelve).

Source:

Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Special tabulations. Prepared by: Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, January 27, 2021.

Dose numbers are from the Department of Health’s Meditech system.

Eligible adults in community are defined as the number of individuals 18 and older as per the 2020 population estimates.

The community population estimates are “non-official” since they are not based on components of population growth (births, deaths and migration). They should be used with caution.

Testing stats to date per community: January 6, 2022

Community Tests done Tests Positive Tests Negative
Kinngait (Since 2 January 2022) 66 23 43
Pond Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 42 1 41
Chesterfield Inlet (Since 1 January 2022) 8 2 6
Cambridge bay (Since 30 December 2021) 10 1 9
Igloolik (Since 29 December) 151 18 133
Baker Lake (Since 29 December) 29 1 28
Arviat (Since 29 December) 160 48 112
Sanirajak (Since 29 December) 112 17 95
Qikiqtarjuaq (Since 28 December) 77 6 71
Rankin Inlet (Since 23 December) 457 45 412
Pangnirtung (Since 23 December 2021) 209 20 189
Iqaluit (Since 23 December 2021) 1071 86 985

Isolation population:

Traveler Type Guests in Isolation as of January 5
Medical 45
Public 6
EMTI 1
Construction 0
Total 53

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date # of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites
Jan. 5, 2022 0
Jan. 5, 2022 6
Jan. 6, 2022 7
Jan. 7, 2022 16
Jan. 8, 2022 0
Total 29

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