‘The Delta variant is here’: Outbreak reported in First Nation care home in Manitoba – CTV

August 28, 2021

WINNIPEG — The chief of Sagkeeng First Nation says the community is dealing with an outbreak of nearly two dozen Delta variant cases within a care home.

Sagkeeng First Nation Chief Derrick Henderson confirmed 23 cases of the Delta variant have been identified at the George M. Guimond Care Centre. Of these cases, he said, 19 are residents. No deaths have been reported.

“The cases in the care home have been confirmed to be the Delta variant,” Sagkeeng First Nation said in a COVID-19 update posted on Facebook Friday. “The delta variant does appear to be highly transmissible, but symptoms are mild, especially among those who have been double vaccinated.”

The region of Powerview/Pine Falls, which includes Sagkeeng First Nation, has 74 per cent of eligible residents vaccinated with one dose, and 65.5 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

Read more: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/the-delta-variant-is-here-outbreak-reported-in-first-nation-care-home-in-manitoba-1.5565170

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