Six Nations mourns 24th community member lost to Covid-19

Covid-19 has claimed another life, as Six Nations mourns the 24th community member lost to the virus since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council confirmed Tuesday afternoon in a press release that a 24th person had died of the virus.

SNGREC learned of the latest passing on Feb. 18 with a notification from Ohsweken Public Health.

“SNGREC are saddened to see another life lost to this latest wave of COVID-19 and send their sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of this community member.”

This is the latest Covid-19 death reported on the territory since four deaths were announced on Feb. 11, 2022.

Three of those four deaths happened at Iroquois Lodge long-term care residence in Ohsweken.

Ohsweken Public Health encourages people to continue to follow public health guidelines to protect yourself and others, including wearing a medical-grade mask where required, avoiding crowds, physical distancing, and self-isolating if you have symptoms of Covid-19.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, you can book a test at the assessment centre online at www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or by calling the Covid-19 otline at 1-855-977-7737.

Rapid antigen test results can also be reported by calling the hotline.

Covid-19 vaccine appointments are still available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses, as well as vaccines for children ages five and up. Walk-ins are available according to the clinic schedule, and appointments can also be booked online at www.sixnationscovid19.ca or by calling the Covid-19 Hotline.

“We recognize that this pandemic has been difficult for many people,” SNGREC said in the statement.

If you or someone you know is struggling and needs assistance, the Six Nations Mobile Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 519-445-2204 or toll-free at 1-866-445-2204.

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