Six Nations sees first COVID case in a month

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations is reporting it’s first COVID case in over a month with another 20 people in self-isolation.

The dip in cases on the territory is consistent with the provincial decrease in case counts, along with an increase in vaccines in people aged 12 and over.

The first vaccination clinic on Six Nations for youth aged 12-18 took place earlier this month.

Health officials in Toronto briefed the press earlier this week, alerting to a COVID outbreak at a Toronto hospital where a significant number of infections of the COVID-19 Delta variant first identified in India, were reported in patients who were double vaccinated.

That finding is consistent with reports coming from the US where some states are reporting nearly half the case counts in their territories are Delta variants of concern — however most of those states are reporting milder cases in those who have seen some vaccine protection.

Health officials on Six Nations have not indicated if the new case is the Delta variant, and continue to recommend community members practise social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

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