Sunday, March 7, 2021

Two active COVID-19 cases on Walpole Island

Walpole Island First Nation officials announced a new active case of COVID-19 in the community on Monday, November 9, 2020.

There are now two active cases on Walpole Island.

The first active case on Walpole Island since July was announced on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Details, here.

This brings the total number of positive cases of the virus on the First Nation reserve to 17 since the pandemic began.

14 people have recovered and one person has died.

A total of 221 residents have been tested for the virus, with 203 negative results.

One test result is still pending.

“It remains critically important for everyone to continue following public health advice, including everyday actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as practicing physical distancing with those outside your household; wearing a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge or where it is mandatory to do so; washing your hands frequently and thoroughly; and following gathering limits and rules,” Walpole Island officials posted on social media on Monday.

Walpole Island officials said if residents are experiencing symptoms, they should self-isolate immediately and call the Walpole Island Health Centre at 519-627-0765 or after hours, call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000.

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