- ‘A tragic reminder that COVID-19 is still around,’ the chief public health officer states.
- Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson said the demise was confirmed the prior week.
Nunavut health officials say another individual in the region has died from COVID-19. It’s the region’s eighth since the beginning of the pandemic.
On Thursday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson told the death was confirmed the previous week. The person died in southern Canada after being medevaced from Nunavut.
No other details were released, including the dead individual’s home community.
Patterson advised all Nunavummiut to ensure they’re up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The demise is a sad reminder that COVID-19 is still around. It is essential that individuals continue to be alert and defend themselves against this virus,” Patterson said.
The previous confirmed COVID-19-related demise in Nunavut was slightly over a month ago.
Masks are no longer required in Nunavut, but health officials urge people wear them in public places.
Rapid tests in Nunavut are open for free at Northern Stores. Anybody who tests positive using a quick self-test is requested to contact the hotline at 1-888-975-8601 for guidance.
Source – cbc.ca