New statistical data sheds light on total picture of Six Nations COVID-19 infections

OHSWEKEN — New statistical data, released by Six Nations of the Grand River Wednesday morning, gives an important insight into who in the community is contracting the virus.

The age groups most affected show that just under 60 people between the ages of 20-29 and under 40 people between the ages of 40-64 have contracted the virus. Interestingly, infection rates are divided equally between male-identifying (50.23%) and female-identifying (49.77%) people.

Six Nations is currently reporting 7 active cases of COVID-19 with no new infections. In total the community has seen 93 cases of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic — including 87 resolved cases and one death.

In the last 7 days there have been 5 new infections — however there have been 71 people reporting symptoms and 128 tests completed.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre has received 120 calls in the last week.

On average, members have waited 1.25 days for a test.

The new statistics also include a comparison chart outlining the case rate on Six Nations in contrast to those surrounding communities.

As of Tuesday, November 3 there are 6 cases per 100,000 people on Six Nations. In contrast — Brantford is seeing 42 per 100,000, Haldimand-Norfolk is reporting 17 per 100,000, Hamilton has seen 32 per 100,000 and Toronto confirmed 80 per 100,000.

Reporting infection case rates per 100,000 allows communities to compare and contrast how communities of varying populations are faring the pandemic.

The new statistics are posted on the Six Nations COVID-19 website and will be updated every Tuesday. New cases and resolved cases are updated to the website daily.

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