Sask. First Nation communities have 8 active outbreaks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise – CBC

Aug 24, 2021

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Eight outbreaks are currently active in Saskatchewan First Nation communities — including Buffalo River Dene Nation, Black Lake First Nation and Sturgeon Lake First Nation — as hospitalizations increase in the north zones of the province.

According to the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), there are four outbreaks in communities within the far northeast zone, one in the far north central zone, one in the far northwest zone and two within the north central zone.

Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, the medical health officer for NITHA, said that their daily new cases have increased to about 20 cases per day. As of Monday, there were 53 new cases in the north zones.

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