A positive Covid-19 test announced Wednesday brings the total number of active cases of coronavirus in Arviat to six, according to Government of Nunavut.

“While we are not seeing a surge in cases as we did in November, household transmission is ongoing” said chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson. “We know that overcrowding contributes to the spread of the virus, and so is visiting. I know it is not easy but if Arviammiut persevere in their efforts and follow public health measures, we will be able to curb the spread of this virus.”

All infected individuals are doing well, are isolating at home and contact tracing is ongoing, the Department of Health stated.

Travel to and from Arviat remains restricted, except for emergency or essential purposes.

Vaccine clinics for the second dose are scheduled to take place in Arviat Feb. 10-13.

Anyone with reason to believe they have been exposed to Covid-19 is advised to call
the Covid-hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their
community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person.

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