Jukasa News Update – Friday, April 3, 2020
Brantford has confirmed it’s first coronavirus death.
The patient was a female in her 60s with preexisting medical conditions.
No further details were released.
The total number of cases in Brantford-Brant County rose to 29. A total of 665 proper have been tested in the region.
Six Nations is confirming a total of 7 positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.
Four new cases and 33 negative cases were announced. SNGR did not confirm if the four new cases were among people who had contact with the three other known positive cases in the community or if they were new infections coming into the community.
So far there have been no deaths from coronavirus on Six Nations.
The number of coronavirus cases in Ontario is expected to spike now that testing backlogs are being cleared up. ‘Hamilton now has 127 cases, Niagara is at 82. Halton Region is reporting 81 positive cases and Haldimand-Norfolk has 34. Brant County is reporting 29 confirmed cases and Six Nations of the Grand River is at 7.
In Ontario: 2,793 confirmed (including 53 deaths, 831 resolved)
Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they have re-arrested an accused murderer who the province says was mistakenly released from a local jail.
Investigators say they found and arrested 22-year-old Kareem Zedan in the city at about 2 p.m. on Thursday.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Solicitor General says the inmate was mistakenly released from the Thunder Bay District Jail on Wednesday evening.
Police had previously said they learned Thursday morning that Zedan “escaped” from the jail.
They say he will now face additional charges.
Zedan was initially arrested in Thunder Bay on March 24 and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 64-year-old Larry Reynolds and 62-year-old Dorothy Lynn VanEvery.
The two were found dead in their home in Brantford, Ont., on the morning of July 18, 2019.
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