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Apr 16, 2021
Announcement comes as case count grows to 13 overnight
Iqaluit is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Nunavut announced Friday.
The announcement was made during a news conference on Friday morning, after 12 new cases were reported in the community overnight, bringing the total number of infections to 13.
“It has been declared an outbreak as it involves multiple households and we have not determined the source of infection at this time,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer.
“While this is a serious situation, it is one that we can gain control of, contain and, in time, end.”
Patterson said that all of the infected residents are now isolating in their homes.