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Nunavut struggles to contain coronavirus as cases rise: ‘Hardship is not a new thing’

Nunavut declared its first case of COVID-19, but it’s still unknown how 84 people were infected so quickly in the territory.Nunavut is home to about 39,000 people. Its 25 fly-in only communities are spread over three time zones.Arviat, on the western shore of Hudson Bay where about 2,800 people live, had 58 cases as of Friday.

Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public health officer, says it’s the only place where there’s evidence of transmission from household to household within the community.

‘All it takes is one case’: How coronavirus cases suddenly spiked across Nunavut There are also 13 cases in nearby Rankin Inlet, 11 in Whale Cove and two in Sanikiluaq. But those cases are all within the same households.John Main, who

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