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Nunavik’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 8 – Nunatsiaq News

Eight people in Nunavik have died with COVID-19, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services confirmed on Thursday.

The board confirmed three additional deaths since Jan. 13, when it was announced that an Ivujivik resident had accounted for the region’s fifth COVID-19 death.

The health board would not say where and when each of the deaths occurred.

“We are gathering the information and looking at what is possible to give out or not,” said spokesperson Josee Levesque in an email.

All of Nunavik’s COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic have occurred in a period of less than three months. A Kuujjuaq resident accounted for the region’s first death on Nov. 19.

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