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COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — Health officials in Nunavut have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven. The territory's Department of Health says all eight residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The hamlet of Gjoa Haven, Nvt., is seen on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Health officials in the territory have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — Health officials in Nunavut have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven.

The territory's Department of Health says all eight residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

It says all elders are in stable condition and are being closely monitored. 

As a result of the outbreak, visitation at the centre is being controlled and those who have tested positive are isolating.

Nunavut lifted all public health measures related to COVID-19 in April, including mandatory isolation and masking requirements. 

The department says all health, staff including those at the care centre, have been required to continue wearing masks while on shift. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2022. 

The Canadian Press

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