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Entire Indigenous care home infected with COVID-19 – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202021 Views

WINNIPEG – Every resident of a long-term care home on a northern Manitoba reserve where the number of infections almost doubled in a day has tested positive for COVID-19, says the Indigenous community’s leader.

All 28 seniors at the Rod McGillivary Memorial Care Home on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation have been infected and 17 of them are symptomatic, Onekanew (Chief) Christian Sinclair said Monday.

At least 17 staff members have also tested positive, and others are isolating and monitoring for symptoms, he said.

The dramatic increase in cases has forced the reserve, about 520 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, to be put under lockdown. There were 63 active cases on Sunday but that had jumped to 124 by Monday.

Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/wire/manitoba-reserve-on-lockdown-after-all-residents-at-care-home-infected-with-covid-19-573096341.html

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