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COVID-19 GN Update - November 25, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update - November 25, 2020
Good morning. Today, Nunavut has 11 new cases of COVID-19. There are eight additional cases in Arviat and three new cases in Whale Cove.
Nunavut now has a total of 153 active cases of COVID-19. The total number of persons followed to date is 4712. There are 813 persons currently being followed.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuWe’re now one week into our stricter public health measures. Sometimes it may seem like you’re not making a difference, but I can assure you that all your efforts and hard work are helping.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuWe need everyone to stay strong and dig deep. We’re in this for the long run and we need each and every person doing their part to fight COVID-19 in Nunavut.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuTo every person staying home instead of visiting; thank you. To every parent working from home and balancing remote learning with their kids; thank you. To every essential worker, showing up and providing your critical services; thank you. To every health and government worker, whether on the front lines or behind the scenes; thank you. To each and every one of you, doing your part to help your community; thank you.
I know this virus can be disheartening and draining. But we can do this. I know we can.
Stay Well. Stay Safe. Stay Home.
Chief Public Health Officer Update:
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuGood morning,
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuToday I would like to talk a bit more about testing. Testing is not a magical solution and it is not effective by itself. Contact tracing, isolating, observing physical distancing, and following public health restrictions work together to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19.
When someone is exposed to COVID-19, the virus begins what is known as the incubation period, meaning it is growing in your body. In the first few days of this growing stage, the virus is very hard to detect. During these first days after exposure to the virus, the majority of tests will be false negatives.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuWithout knowing when every individual we test was exposed to the virus, we would have to do test everyone multiple times over multiple days. Doing this, will deplete precious resources and testing material, with very little success. False negatives are one of the reasons why mass testing is not the most productive strategy in our efforts to identify and track an outbreak.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuOn the day after exposure to COVID, testing is almost always negative. Although test reliability improves steadily as the days pass, testing does not replace isolation. Again, we would need to know the exact timeline of exposure of the people we test, to ensure that we are testing them as of day 7 or later.
Testing is not perfect and that is why combining testing with contact tracing and isolation is the most effective way to contain an outbreak and stop transmission of the virus.
Contact tracers are trained to be able to determine who the best candidates for testing are and when testing will be the most effective. I want to emphasize that although the term contact tracer might be new to many in the public, it isn’t a new practice in the health system. We have used contact tracing methods for decades to help respond to infections ranging from tuberculosis to sexually transmitted diseases.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuOur health teams are skilled and working very hard to help break transmission of the virus.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuIn closing, I want to take a moment and thank all essential workers who are ensuring services in our communities continue, particularly in communities affected by COVID-19. I also want to re-assure you by saying that if you take the necessary precautions – wear a mask, observe physical distancing when possible, then you are doing what is needed to reduce the risk to yourself, your families and your communities.
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuAs part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:
Department of Health Services
For all the latest information and resources about COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to:https://templateyard.com/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
For the latest information on current public health restrictions, go to: https://templateyard.com/health/information/nunavuts-path
COVID-19 case Statistics: Nov. 25
|Community||Confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday||Confirmed COVID-19 cases today||Change in case count +/- from previous day|
Testing stats to date: Nov. 25
|Community||Tests positive||Tests negative|
COVID-19 case status: Nov. 25
|Total Confirmed cases||Total active cases||Total recovered cases||Total persons followed||Current persons followed|
|Total (All Health Isolation Locations)|
|Traveler Type||Guests in Isolation as of Nov. 24|
Traveller repatriation summary:
|Departure Date||# of Travellers from health Isolation Sites|
|Nov 25 2020||69|
|Nov 26 2020||50|
|Nov 27 2020||25|
|Nov 28 2020||2|
|Nov 29 2020||2|
Critical Worker Requests:
Tải game bắn cá ăn xuAs of November 24, there were 9333 requests, 4359 of which were critical worker requests.
|Approved (includes critical and non-critical)||6219||66.6%|
|Common Travel Area Approved||2601||27.9%|
Department of Education Services
New developments in programs/ services:
- Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) will be delivered to schools by next week to support ongoing health and safety. The delivery to Grise Fiord may be delayed due to airline logistics. This PPE includes:
- Face shields (with instructions in all languages);
- Disposable face masks; and
Nunavummiut’s health is our shared responsibility! Remember: wash your hands and surfaces, practice social distancing, listen to the advice of health officials, and stay home if you’re sick.