Canadian Red Cross sends six nurses to Nunavut for worst outbreak of COVID-19
Published February 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Canadian Red Cross has sent six nurses to Nunavut as the territory continues to experience its worst outbreak of COVID-19 to date.
Nunavut Health Minister John Main says the nurses will be sent to communities with the most cases of COVID-19.
Main says his department is also working to recruit more nurses to make up for a shortage across the territory.
Dr. Michael Patterson, who is chief public health officer, says COVID-19 has reached the High Arctic community of Resolute Bay.
He says there are four presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the community of about 200 people.
There are 366 cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, while 19 people have been hospitalized and one person has died during this wave.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2022.
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