Exposure Notice Given for Iqaluit Bar as COVID-19 Cases Increase to 42

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Health officials in Nunavut are worried about the possible spread of COVID-19 in an Iqaluit bar.

They are calling for any workers or customers who were at the Chartroom Lounge on April 14 to immediately self-isolate and call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-975-8601 to plan for testing. In an alert given through social media on Saturday 24, the Nunavut government said it will issue an update on the matter on Monday.

Nunavut officials are struggling to contain an outbreak in Iqaluit.

As per government stats released on Sunday, seven additional persons in Iqaluit have tested positive for the disease. The community now has a total of 42 known active cases, up from 35 Saturday.

Officials said on Saturday that two individuals who had boarded an aircraft in Iqaluit Friday tested positive for the virus after landing in Rankin Inlet. On Sunday, the number of cases in Rankin Inlet was unchanged. As well, there were no new cases in Kinngait, where there are 3 active cases of COVID-19.

There are now 47 active cases in the region.

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