Nunavut: 21 new cases of COVID-19

Eighteen of the new cases are in Arviat, bringing the number of positive cases there to 98. One new case was found in Whale Cove and two more in Rankin Inlet.

All people are in isolation and doing well, the government says, and no evidence of community transmission has been seen in Rankin Inlet or Whale Cove.

Health teams are working day and night in Arviat, Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet to find, isolate and contain the spread of the virus said Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief medical officer of health.

Much remains to be done and it will still take time to see if our sanitary measures are working.

Michael Patterson, Chief Medical Officer of Health

3 cases in the Yukon

Meanwhile, Yukon chief medical officer Brendan Hanley confirmed on Saturday that three new cases had been detected in the territory. There are now 32 in all.

Two of the new cases are linked to known cases and the third is from a trip outside of the Yukon, confirms Dr Hanley in a press release.

The health authorities are looking for contacts.

A notice was also issued about the Better Bodies Gym in Whitehorse due to a public display of a case Monday, November 16 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

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