Territory's first since June: Nunavut reports case of COVID-19 in Rankin Inlet

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IQALUIT — Nunavut is reporting one new case of COVID-19, the territory's first since June.

The case is in Rankin Inlet, a community of about 3,000 people in Nunavut's central region.

Acting chief public health officer Dr. Rosann Seviour says the person infected travelled to Rankin Inlet from outside the territory and was symptomatic before travelling.

The person tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday night and was flown to a hospital in southern Canada.

Seviour says risk to the community is low and adds that masks are mandatory in public spaces in Rankin Inlet.

It's Nunavut's 658th case since the pandemic began.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 3, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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