First Nation in northern Manitoba dealing with COVID 19 outbreak, shuts down school – Global News

October 15, 2021

A First Nation in northern Manitoba is experiencing its first outbreak of COVID-19 as the province deals with the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Norway House Cree Nation, located about 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg, has had a recent surge in cases, which it says originated from outside the community in early September.

Chief Larson Anderson said that as of Tuesday there were 84 active cases and 87 recovered cases in the community. One member also died after contracting the virus.

He added that most of the cases were of people who are fully vaccinated, as well as children and adults aged 20 to 29 and 40 to 49.

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