The number of active cases on Six Nations remains high.
As of the last update on January 31, there are 68 active cases. The 36 cases reported in the last seven days do not include rapid antigen test results that residents have conducted at home, rather it only includes numbers from lab confirmed PCR tests.
Though the number of active cases is far lower than it was in the last two weeks — the data collected in the latest report has changed and may not reflect the true number of infections on the territory.
Previous numbers reported in January included community members self-reporting positive cases from a rapid antigen test.
In the last seven days, one more person has been admitted to hospital, leaving the current number of people in hospital at 7.
There are 136 people are in self isolation.
Unvaccinated community members continue to lead transmission statistics with 70% of positive cases being among unvaccinated residents. Six Nations has very poor vaccination rates with just 50% of the community reporting that they have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Canadian average is 90%.
So far, Ohsweken Public Health has not announced any cases that are confirmed to be the Omicron variant on Six Nations — however Ontario has confirmed the Omicron variant is the dominant cause of cases in the province.
To date, Six Nations has seen 1455 residents contract the COVID-19 virus since the beginning of the pandemic — 19 have died.
Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to follow all public health guidelines and remain vigilant.
This includes wearing a medical-grade mask (surgical, KN95, or N95, if possible), frequently washing/sanitizing your hands, physical distancing, avoiding large crowds and social gatherings.
Get vaccinated if you haven’t already, including third doses if you are eligible
Community members are reminded of the importance of self-isolating if you have symptoms, if you have come into contact with a positive case of Covid-19, or if you have been directed to do so by a healthcare professional. All those who are able to work from home at this time are encouraged to do so.
Covid-19 tests and vaccines can be booked online at www.sixnationscovid19.ca. Walk-in appointments are also available for all vaccines from Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, at Dajoh Youth and Elders Centre (1738 4th Line).
Anyone who is struggling at this difficult time and needs support is encouraged to reach out to the Six Nations Mobile Crisis Line, available 24/7 at 519-445-2204 or toll-free at 1-866-445-2204.