TNG: April 27, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #22

Press Release

April 27, 2020

TNG remains committed to keeping our employees and the communities we serve safe.

Therefore, we are sharing the following information.

Confirmed Cases

As the virus continues to spread throughout BC and Canada, we are calling on everyone to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home or out on the land. The update for today will include cases since Friday, April 24, 2020.

Cases reported on Saturday, April 25, 2020:
Total new cases: 95 (Since April 24, 2020)
Total cases in BC: 1,948
Total cases in Interior Health region: 160
Total cases in Northern Health region: 42
Total recoveries: 1,137
Total active cases: 711
Total deaths: 100

Cases reported on Monday, April 27, 2020:

Total new cases: 50
Total cases in BC: 1,998
Total recoveries: 1,190
Total active cases: 808
Total deaths: 103

Update on COVID-19 Community Exposure

Since the potential exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case about 10 days ago, individuals who identified as having had contact with this individual have been asked to self-isolate for a period of 14-days.

To date, there have been no reported symptoms or further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the communities since the exposure.

We continue to take every precaution to protect the health and safety of our elders, families and communities. All six Tŝilhqot’in communities remain closed for access to visitors except for essential purposes, and are using checkpoints to monitor access. Tl’etinqox and Xeni Gwet’in are currently under lockdown. Tl’esqox First Nation has announced that it will also initiate a lockdown, effective at 9:00 pm this evening.

BC First Nation Fatality

The ‘Namgis First Nation is grieving the loss of one of their elders. The elder is the first First Nation member in BC to have died from the coronavirus. In response to the fatality, the ‘Namgis First Nation has extended their state of emergency until May 1, 2020. On behalf of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, we offer our sincerest condolences in this time of loss. The protection of our elders has been one of our greatest concerns during the pandemic and this tragedy is a reminder that we must continue to take action to protect our elders and most vulnerable members.

Need to see a Doctor?

TNG Emergency and Health Lines

If you have a health-related question please contact the TNG Health Office directly. The Health line is operational Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Health Office: Ph:(250) 398-8575

Please call the EOC – State of Emergency Information line if you have questions concerning the COVID-19 emergency situation. The phone is operational during working hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm subject to TNG’s EOC Action Plan.

EOC – State of Emergency Information: Ph: (250) 305-6151

TNG is here for you

TNG remains operational, a source of information and a point of contact for communities. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to our staff via telephone or email.

Contact TNG

TNG Downtown Office:
(250) 392-3918

TNG Health Office:
(250) 398-8575

TNG EOC – State of
Emergency
Information:
(250) 305-6151

Resources to stay up-to-date on COVID-19

Tŝilhqot’in National Government – Emergency Page

Government of Canada – Public Health

Government of BC – Health Link BC

First Nations Health Authority

World Health Organization

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