Second case of COVID-19 identified in Nunavik, Quebec community during the weekend – Eye on the Arctic

The building of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (right) in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. (Eilís Quinn / Eye on the Arctic)

A second case of COVID-19 was identified in the Nunavik community of Aupaluk over the weekend, following another case reported on Friday, said the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services. (NRBHSS) in a post on Facebook.

The case reported on Sunday is linked to an earlier case detected on August 6.

“Contacts of the two cases have been identified and those who could have been at risk have been tested,” the NRBHSS said.

“All important contacts have been contacted and there is no increased risk in the community of Aupaluk. No further action is required.

The two people are currently in isolation, the NRBHSS said.

The August 6 case was related to travel. The infection was detected after the individual returned from the South and underwent the required screening test seven days after arrival.

A map showing the current risk level of COVID-19 in each of the 14 communities of Nunavik. (Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services)

The test is mandatory for travelers to Nunavik from outside the region.

Aupaluk is a community of about 195 people on Ungava Bay in the eastern part of Nunavik.

There are currently no other cases of COVID-19 reported in the other 13c of Nunavik.

Write to Eilís at [email protected]

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