Active Cases of COVID-19 Down to Six in Kahnawake
Written by Paul Graif on January 20, 2021
There are six active cases of COVID-19 in Kahnawake, down from a high of 23 three weeks ago. According to the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force approximately 40 people are in isolation either because of close contact or because of symptoms and/or awaiting test results.
“I’m glad to report that we’re starting to see the trend in new cases going in a more positive direction,” Commissioner of Public Safety Lloyd Phillips said. “By positive, I mean they’re going in a downward way. This is true within the community. And certainly even more true as we look across the province. They had cases reported (1386, 55 deaths) today (Tuesday) that was the lowest since December 4th.”
More good news in the community. “We were able to lift the isolation for all of TBEL residents. So that was done earlier today (Tuesday),” said Lisa Westaway the Executive Director of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC). “That signified the end of the outbreak at the Turtle Bay Elders Lodge, so we’re really happy that we were able to contain it. All the hard work from staff from KMHC and TBEL were able to work together and contain the virus and contain the outbreak.”
Two staffers tested positive for the coronavirus on December 31, 2020. The residents were in isolation for 20 days.