COVID case count declining on Six Nations

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations active COVID-19 cases are on a steady decline. Ohsweken Public Health reported 6 active cases and 1 person in the hospital on October 4. Currently there are 58 people in self-isolation and no new reported deaths.

The current infection rate is sitting at 31 cases per 100,000 — that is matching the regional infection rates and far beneath the current rates in Brant County of 44 cases per 100,000 and Hamilton with 52 cases per 100,000.

None of the positive confirmed cases in the last seven days were in vaccinated individuals.

The decline in infections is a hopeful indication. The fourth wave of infections on the territory saw Six Nations with rates the highest in the entire province, more than eight times the provincial average. This was also the pattern in the second and third waves where COVID cases on the Territory far exceeded the rates in the rest of the province.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Six Nations has counted 670 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases with 655 resolved and 13 deaths.

On Monday, Ontario announced 511 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths.

A total of 159 patients were listed in intensive care. No breakdown on how many of those patients are unvaccinated.

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