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Nunavut reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, 6 recoveries

There are now 49 active cases, 45 of which are in Iqaluit, two are in Kinngait and 2 are in Rankin Inlet, according to a post to Twitter by Premier Joe Savikataaq.

There are now 49 active cases territory-wide, with most of the cases in Iqaluit

A man wears a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Iqaluit in November 2020. As of April 27, there are now 49 active cases in the territory, most in Iqaluit. (Natalie Maerzluft/Reuters)

Nunavut reported eight new COVID-19 cases in the territory on Tuesday and six recoveries.

There are now 49 active cases, 45 of which are in Iqaluit, two are in Kinngait and 2 are in Rankin Inlet, according to a post to Twitter by Premier Joe Savikataaq.

All infected individuals are isolating and doing well, he wrote. There have been 28 recoveries since this outbreak began.

As well,15,322 Nunavummiut have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, while 12,242 residents now have received both doses.

The Nunavut government plans to hold its next public press briefing on Wednesday at 11 am ET. 

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