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COO – Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 89

Key messages: There was no change in the proportion of First Nations people with 2 or more doses or with those receiving 1 dose, in the week ending Jan 9, 2022 compared to the previous week. The number of new positive increased again to about 1,103 in the 7-day period ending Jan 9, 2022, up […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202211 Views

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 On First Nations reserves, as of January 13 ISC is aware of

Confirmed cases posted on this page reflect only the COVID-19 testing results reported to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Because of home testing and individuals choosing not to get tested, these numbers are an underestimation of all positive COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities. On First Nations reserves, as of January 13 ISC is aware of: 61,532 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202216 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Command Team Protecting Most Vulnerable in Community

January 12, 2022 To find ways to safely serve the vulnerable population with the help that they need during the pandemic, the Isolation Shelter Command Team was established in April 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among individuals experiencing homelessness and precarious housing, and to mitigate risks associated with outbreaks in emergency shelters and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202215 Views

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First Nations communities seeing sharp increase in Omicron cases, officials say – The Globe and Mail

There has been a sharp increase in Omicron cases in First Nations communities across the country, Indigenous Services Canada says. ISC Chief Medical Officer Tom Wong said in a press conference Thursday that active cases have risen to 5,160, a 52-per-cent increase from last week. But he said that number is likely low, since, as […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202214 Views

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Windsor U: Local grant to fund study on cancer support for members of LGBTQ2+ community

(Windsor, ON, Jan. 12, 2022)  ­­– A $30,000 research grant from the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Seeds4Hope program will fund research into providing better support for members of the LGBTQ2+ community who have received a cancer diagnosis. UWindsor nursing professor Kathryn Pfaff is leading the Compassion Cancer Pride intervention project, a study aimed at improving the quality […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202212 Views

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Five New Positive Covid-19 and Four Resolved Cases Confirmed in James & Hudson Bay

January 13, 2022 To our community members: We can confirm there are five new COVID-19 cases and four resolved cases in our region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Attawapiskat First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation and the Town of Moosonee to confirm these new cases are located in Attawapiskat, Ontario (2), Moose […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202219 Views

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Indigenous inmates testing positive for COVID-19 at higher rates in federal prisons – Global News

January 14, 2022 Indigenous federal inmates are infected with COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. Correctional Service Canada said Wednesday that as of Jan. 10, there are 207 active COVID-19 cases among inmates in federal penitentiaries. Of those cases, 39 are among inmates who identify as Indigenous, which makes up almost 19 per cent of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202213 Views

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Statement from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation On COVID-19 January 13th 2022

Statement from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation On COVID-19 January 13th 2022 Tracking of active cases in the community has become increasingly difficult due to the lack of PCR testing and delayed reporting. In order to accurately report cases, and to assist with self-isolation and contact tracing; we are asking residents to please […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202212 Views

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NFN: Extension of WFH Measures to Feb 7

January 13, 2022 – On December 20, 2021, we announced that Nipissing First Nation (NFN) staff were shifting to working remotely again until January 21, 2022 in response to the surge of COVID-19 activity resulting from the highly transmissible Omicron variant. On January 11th, NFN Chief and Council approved a recommendation from our Crisis Control […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202212 Views

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Indigenous inmates face high rates of COVID-19 in federal prisons – The Star

Jan. 13, 2022 OTTAWA – Indigenous federal inmates are infected with COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. Correctional Service Canada said Wednesday that as of Jan. 10, there are 207 active COVID-19 cases among inmates in federal penitentiaries. Of those cases, 39 are among inmates who identify as Indigenous, which makes up almost 19 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202210 Views

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