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Two new COVID-19 cases brings total to 11

Two new COVID-19 cases brings total to 11

OHSWEKEN — Two more people from Six Nations have tested positive for COVID-19. The new cases bring the total to 11 including 1 death, 7 resolved cases and now 3 active cases. Six Nations Health Services Encourages Testing after Two New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Public health officials are echoing the importance of community members

OHSWEKEN — Two more people from Six Nations have tested positive for COVID-19.

The new cases bring the total to 11 including 1 death, 7 resolved cases and now 3 active cases.

Six Nations Health Services Encourages Testing after Two New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Public health officials are echoing the importance of community members to keep practicing social distancing and getting tested for the virus in the wake of the news.

“The curve was flattening and now we are having what we all hope is a very small blip,” says Six Nations Health Services Director Lori Davis Hill. “But the height of that blip will be decided by our actions in the coming days.”

She is reminding the public that the 11 confirmed cases to date is likely not an accurate snapshot of what the reality may be for Six Nations.

“That number only comes from the 282 community members who have been tested. We need the community to understand that anyone who is experiencing symptoms should be tested, so that an accurate picture of COVID-19 can be uncovered, understood and investigated,” says Davis Hill.

Public Health Officials have completed the contact tracing. Anyone contacted by Public Health would be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, monitor themselves for symptoms and report symptoms promptly so that testing can be completed.

Anybody noticing any symptoms of COVID-19 – a new or worse cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose/nasal congestion, sore throat/difficulty swallowing, bodyaches or a hoarse voice – is asked to contact the Six Nations COVID-19 Information and Assessment Centre toll free at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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