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Six new COVID infections in Nunavut; total now at 50 active cases

On Wednesday morning there were 50 cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, 46 of which are in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut as of Wednesday, all in Iqaluit, the Government of Nunavut (GN) announced.

There were also five recoveries as well, also in the capital.

There are now 50 active cases of the coronavirus in the territory, 46 of which are in Iqaluit, two in Kinngait and another two in Rankin Inlet.

Thus far, 15,528 Nunavummiut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, and, of those, 12,285 have received their second and are fully vaccinated.

There have been a total of 33 recoveries since this latest outbreak started.

As per public health orders, all individuals travelling from Iqaluit must isolate for 14 days upon arrival in another community. People are also advised to call the COVID hotline for concerns of exposure or if they develop symptoms.