Local COVID case numbers continue to decline

SIX NATIONS — The number of COVID cases in the area continues to decline. Six Nations reported 10 active cases on March 8, just one week after local public health restrictions were lifted on the territory.

Indigenous Services Canada says 88% of individuals aged 12 and older in First Nations, Inuit and territorial communities have received a second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and 27% have received a third/booster shot. Over 50% of individuals aged 5 to 11 have received at least one dose.

As of March 2, 2022, there have been 86,866 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities, of which 11,777 are the Omicron variant. There are currently 2,975 active cases on reserves across Canada including 2,989 hospitalizations. To date there have been 83,227 recovered cases and 664 deaths.

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