Chisasibi youth diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing total among Cree in Quebec to 5 – CBC

Youth has underlying health conditions, sent to hospital in Montreal as precaution

Apr 07, 2020

A youth from Chisasibi and a close contact are the latest Quebec Cree to be diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing to total to six.

The young person is a patient of the Cree health board and had travelled to Montreal for a medical appointment and then back to Chisasibi, the largest of the Cree communities, before being diagnosed while in self-isolation.

After the diagnosis was confirmed, the youth was medevaced to Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, a children’s hospital in Montreal, as a precaution because of underlying health conditions.

“He was medevaced a couple of day ago,” said Chisasibi Chief Davey Bobbish in a video message on the community’s Facebook page Monday.

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