Manitoba First Nation COVID-19 Outbreak

First Nation COVID Outbreak

WINNIPEG - A remote First Nation in northern Manitoba is experiencing it's first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norway House Cree Nation says the virus entered the community in early September.

There are 84 active cases, 87 recoveries and one death.

Chief Larson Anderson says most of the cases involve fully vaccinated people, while half are household contacts.

He points to overcrowded homes, improper heat and ventilation and inadequate washrooms as contributing factors to the pandemic emergency his community is currently facing.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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