By Victoria Gray
COVID-19 cases on the territory have dropped significantly.
This week 17 cases of the virus were resolved leaving only two active cases in the territory on Tuesday.
There are still 60 people in self-isolation with people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or, have come in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. That’s down from over 200.
There have been six cases of the virus reported in the last seven days, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to 670.
There are currently no community members in the hospital and no more deaths were reported, leaving the total number of deaths at 13.
The number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has stagnated for the last few weeks and remained at 57 per cent of eligible community members over the age of 12 having one dose of the vaccine and 55 per cent having two doses.
The community indicator for infections spreading in the community have stayed in the Yellow Alert meaning the danger of acquiring the virus in the community remain high, but is decreasing.
The number of cases on Six Nations per 100,000 people dropped to 46.9 this week. It’s down from 140 last week. Toronto has 29 cases per 100,000 people, while Brantford has 44, Haldimand-Norfolk has 18 and Hamilton has 52.
Six Nations itself has stayed in the Orange Alert level in response to the spike in cases which began a month ago. SNEC moved the community into the Orange Level Alert Status on September 13.
While business are permitted to remain open during Orange level there are capacity restrictions related to the size of the business. As long as people can maintain a physical distance of two metres, or six feet, the store can accommodate that number of people. The mask mandate is still in effect.
The Orange Level means there are no restrictions on travel, but community members are asked to avoid travelling to regions in a higher response framework. The province remains in stage three of their opening plan and is reporting 429 cases of the virus on Tuesday and three new deaths.
Hamilton logged 23 new cases brining their active number of cases to 250. They’ve experienced no new fatalities and the number of deaths remains 414.
Hamilton Health Sciences has 18 people with COVID-19 in the hospital and five in the ICU. This brings their overall capacity to 102 per cent and the ICU capacity to 83 per cent.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare has seven patients with COVID-19 and five in the ICU. The hospitals overall capacity is 93 per cent and the ICU capacity of at 78 per cent.
Haldimand-Norfolk is reporting 23 active cases and no new deaths bringing their total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,938 and 48 deaths.
The Brant County Health Unit is reporting five new cases in the last 24 hours bringing the number of active cases to 32. One person is in the hospital and there are no new deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic Brantford Brant has logged 3,888 cases and 29 deaths.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, like a headache, loss of taste, cold or flu-like symptoms book a COVID-19 test at the Assessment Centre online at www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or by phone at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.
Six Nations members are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccination. To book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment visit www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or call the Vaccine Call Center at 226-227-9288.