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Here's the latest on COVID-19 in the North

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, CBC North will work to keep track of the latest confirmed cases in each territory here.

CBC North will regularly update the total confirmed number of COVID-19 cases here, by territory

The federal government said the territories indicated a preference for other vaccine candidates because of the logistical challenges associated with distributing the Pfizer vaccine, which must be stored at an ultra-cold temperature. (Yui Mok/The Associated Press)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, CBC North will keep track of the latest confirmed cases in each territory here, and the latest stories, updated every day.


  • The territory reported more than a dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Arviat this week, prompting the declaration of a local state of emergency. Residents are now prohibited from leaving their homes between 10 p.m. and 6 p.m., unless hunting or heading to work, and travel to and from the community is restricted. The community had 26 active cases as of Friday; the state of emergency comes up for renewal Tuesday.
  • As of Friday, there have been 356 cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut since the pandemic began. According to the government's website, 329 people have recovered and one person has died. 
  • Health officials announced they would ease restrictions in most other Nunavut communities, returning students to full-time in-person learning and allowing community halls and other event spaces to host up to 100 people.
  • The territorial government announced on Feb. 12 that clinics in seven communities will be providing the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, beginning the week of Feb. 22. As of Thursday, the territory had administered 6,850 doses of the vaccine.
  • On Jan. 27, the Nunavut government announced it was expanding its vaccine program.

Northwest Territories

Joseph Judas gives the thumbs up after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 13 in Wekweètı̀, N.W.T., a fly-in community of about 150 people. (Kate Kyle/CBC)