Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing hospitalized in Sudbury, Ont., for COVID-19 – CBC

Forest-Niesing’s office has confirmed she’s double vaccinated against the virus

Oct 22, 2021

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing of Sudbury is in hospital in the northern Ontario city for COVID-19.

Forest-Niesing, 56, is double vaccinated and was admitted to Health Sciences North in the northern city, her office said.

No one in her family has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement said, adding it’s uncertain how she was exposed to the virus.

On Friday, government health officials reported 492 new cases in the province. The day before, Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported 42 positive COVID-19 cases in the region.

Forest-Niesing is a lawyer who was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2018.

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