Iqaluit outbreak declared over, says chief public health officer

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The COVID-19 outbreak in Iqaluit that swelled to 253 cases since April 15 has been declared over.

As of Monday, it’s been 28 days since anyone had COVID-19, said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer in a news release Tuesday.

“Since there have been no further cases, we can now declare the outbreak in the city over,” he said.

Iqaluit’s outbreak was Nunavut’s second largest outbreak of the pandemic. This first began in Arviat in November and grew to 339 cases and one death. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut or the N.W.T.

Meanwhile, an outbreak in Yukon, which in absolute terms is the North’s largest of the

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