Cree patient in Montreal tests positive for COVID-19 – CBC

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Mar 25, 2020

One Cree patient being treated at a Montreal hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation at a Cree health board facility in the city.

The patient started showing symptoms on March 23 and was immediately tested, according to Bella M. Petawabano, chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB). The positive result was confirmed late Tuesday.

This is the first person from Eeyou Istchee, Cree territory in Northern Quebec, to test positive for the disease.

“The patient has not been to Eeyou Istchee recently,” Petawabano said.

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