Arviat, the hamlet, located in Nunavut, has reported one new COVID-19 case on Monday. Since the virus reached Arviat, there have been 314 COVID-19 cases there, and right now, 8 are active. The hamlet also reported 11 recoveries on Monday.
Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, said:
“Arviarmiut, we are on the right path to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. Today, as we see more people recover, it is important to remind Nunavummiut that public health measures are still in place and must be followed by everyone.”
The province spokespersons reported that infected people in Arviat are all doing well and isolating at home. Arviat is a community of nearly 3,000 people that was hit hard by the pandemic. The government has ensured that response teams support the community health team and provide Arviat with whatever help is needed.
The territory said that travel in and out of Arviat is still restricted unless for emergency or essential purposes. The residents of Arviat can call their health center in order to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The local authorities have asked the residents not to go to the health center in person.