Six Nations mourns the loss of community member to COVID-19

OHSWEKEN – The COVID-19 Pandemic has claimed another life on Six Nations of the Grand River.

SNGR Elected Council says they were notified on April 29 that one person infected with the virus had passed. This marks the 11th death since the beginning of the pandemic.

“Six Nations Elected Council would like to express their sincere condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragic loss,” said SNGR in a statement. “The Six Nations Elected Council sends their thoughts, prayers, and good medicine to those who have lost someone to COVID-19, and to those who have been struggling during this pandemic.”

“Please continue to do your part to protect our people by staying home where possible, avoiding private gatherings, wearing a mask, washing/sanitizing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated. Our community is resilient, and we will get through this pandemic together,” said the statement.

Currently there are 28 active cases of COVID-19 on Six Nations with 1 person in hospital. Over half of those cases, 57%, have been identified as a variant of concern.

No new cases were reported in the last 24 hours — with a total of 124 people are in self-isolation.

Six Nations weekly case rate is still demonstrating significant levels of community spread at 178 per 100,000. In the surrounding region Hamilton is reporting 187 cases per 100,000; Haldimand-Norfolk is sitting at 114 cases per 100,000 and Brantford-Brant is reporting 122 cases per 100,000.

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