Norway House Cree Nation hopeful COVID-19 case numbers starting to decline: chief – CTV News


A Manitoba First Nation grappling with a COVID-19 outbreak, and under lockdown since Oct. 8, is hopeful COVID-19 infection numbers are starting to trend in the right direction.

Norway House Cree Nation is one of the largest Indigenous communities in Manitoba with about 6,500 members within the community, and another 1,000 nearby.

Chief Larson Anderson said its population has been a factor in transmission rates due to multiple people living under the same roof.

He said households can range from three to 12 individuals, and in the current outbreak positive cases often number between five and ten per household. Road blocks are in place along the community’s 80 kilometres of roads to try and contain the virus.

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