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
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.
- Health officials delayed their deadline to vaccinate 75 per cent of eligible residents by one month, citing delays in vaccine deliveries. They now expect to vaccinate most residents by the end of April.
- Three workers at the territory's Gahcho Kué diamond mine have been hospitalized amid a wider outbreak of COVID-19, including one who was medevaced to Edmonton. 19 cases have been confirmed at the mine site, and hundreds of workers are in isolation.
- As of Friday, there were eight active cases of COVID-19 in the territory. According to the territorial government's website, there have been 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the territory, both from N.W.T. residents and non-N.W.T. residents. Of those people, 66 have recovered.
- Health Minister Julie Green said on Thursday travellers from Nunavut can apply to be exempted from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period when they submit their self-isolation plan before they travel to N.W.T. — but Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola said a similar arrangement for Yukon would not be considered at this time.
- Public health officials said on Wednesday that teachers will get priority access to the Moderna vaccine, something the teachers' union had been pushing for. A shipment of the vaccine is still set for Feb. 22, although officials could not say how many doses the N.W.T. will get.
- On Feb. 12, the government released an updated schedule for vaccine clinics across the territory.
- Vaccination clinics for the general public in Whitehorse will open on March 1. The territory is expecting another 16,100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on Feb. 28.
- Within an hour of making the announcement about upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for the general public in Whitehorse on Feb. 18, the territory's online booking system crashed.
- As of Friday, the territory had seen 72 confirmed cases, with 71 people now recovered. One person has died.
- Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Feb. 12. It had been more than a month since the territory had a confirmed case.
- Potential exposure notices were issued for five different locations between Feb. 4 and 11.
- As of Friday, 10,865 people had received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in Yukon, and 4,309 people had received a second dose.
- On Jan. 27, Yukon announced it was changing the eligibility requirements for getting vaccinated in the territory to ensure only residents receive doses.
- Yukon's chief medical officer of health said the territory could achieve herd immunity within three months.