The Nunavut government is expected to provide an update on the territory's COVID-19 situation Wednesday morning, after a major surge in coronavirus cases this week.
That changed on November 6 when the first case was recorded.
There is now no evidence of community transmission in Rankin Inlet, according to Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer.
"We don't want to go there, but if there is a need ... for the army to come and support us, they can go that far", Kosugak said.
Eight cases have also been reported in Whale Cove, a community of just over 400 people, about 145 kilometres northeast of Arviat.
"In other communities, things are more stable".
Patterson said all the infected individuals are isolating at home and doing well. "We're at, or certainly closer to, having it stabilized and contained".
Of the new cases announced Tuesday, 26 are in Arviat, Nunavut. The investigation is ongoing.
"Don't visit outside of your home". "Do not travel unless absolutely necessary", Savikatak said. It's time to take a stand and fight against COVID-19. "We need all of you to make sacrifices now to protect our communities".
Non-essential businesses and schools will close.
Health centres are closed except for emergencies and the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit is not accepting walk-ins. Schools will switch to remote learning, child-care centres will only be open to the children of essential workers, and both indoor and outdoor gatherings will be restricted.
On Tuesday, the territory's COVID-19 caseload more than doubled from the previous day, reaching a high of 60 cases.
Nunavut went into a similar lockdown in March, but restrictions were lifted over the summer because the province had no cases.
Forty-five negative tests were reported in Rankin inlet on Tuesday, with 60 reported Wednesday.