Nearly half of Manitoba’s new 124 COVID-19 cases are on reserve – APTN News

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Nearly half of Manitoba’s new 124 COVID-19 cases are on reserve – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202033 Views

A northern Manitoba First Nation is in lockdown with more than 30 positive cases of COVID-19.

Little Grand Rapids is operating under a Code Red on the provincial pandemic response system with the most cases in a First Nation in the province, officials confirmed Tuesday.

It is one of nine First Nations in Manitoba with confirmed cases of the infectious virus.

“We are seeing a large cluster of cases with connections across communities related to traveling and visiting family, among other things,” said Dr. Marcia Anderson, a member of the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team.

“We also know that people often come to Winnipeg for a variety of reasons including visiting, shopping, and entertainment.”

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/nearly-half-of-manitobas-new-124-covid-19-cases-are-on-reserve/

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