Six Nations COVID-19 infections highest in Ontario, breakthrough infections in 4 fully vaccinated residents

OHSWEKEN — New data released on Wednesday shows that 4 Six Nations residents who were fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

The four breakthrough infections were confirmed on September 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Currently there are 33 active COVID-19 cases on the territory with 169 people in isolation. One person remains in hospital.

Of those active cases 27%, or nine total cases, are listed as being confirmed Delta variant cases. It is not known whether the breakthrough infections are Delta variant or another variant of concern.

In the last 7 days Six Nations has had 38 confirmed COVID-19 infections bringing the per 100,000 rate up to 258.05, making this fourth wave outbreak the highest in the province.

As previously reported Six Nations now has five times the infection rate of the city of Hamilton and eight times the infection rate of Brantford-Brant.

Currently Six Nations has only got a vaccination rate of about 40%. That is far below the provincial rate of 80%. Health officials now say that in order to avoid another lockdown this fall caused by a Delta drive fourth wave that vaccinations must rise above 85%.

Six Nations remains in the Green Alert status as of Thursday morning. No word from the Elected Council on any further measures in the works to curb the current outbreak or up the community’s vaccination rates.

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