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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, October 1, 2020


There are three new confirmed cases of COVID 19 on Six Nations and two probable cases.
Ohsweken Public Health announced the new cases on Wednesday evening and says that the overnight increase may be an indication that the coronavirus is active in the community and being transmitted without being able to track the source of infection.
These latest positive cases brings the total number in Six Nations (since the start of the pandemic) to twenty-one (21). Since the pandemic began, the Six Nations COVID-19 Information and Assessment Centre has completed 1946 tests and of those tests, 1821 were confirmed negative cases.
The Brant County Health Unit is reporting that 84% of new coronavirus infections reported are among those aged 40 and under.
Brant’s Medical Officer of Health says that since September 1 25 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.
The Health Unit says while cities like Toronto are reporting bars and restaurants have become hubs for transmitting the virus publicly that is not the case in Brant County or the city of Brantford.
And are urging people to restrict indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer people and outdoor gatherings to less than 25.

The Ontario Cannabis Store says the average price of dried flower per gram on its website is now lower than the cost of illicit cannabis sold through mail order sites.
The provincial pot distributor says in a new report that the average price of dried flower per gram on fell to $7.05 including taxes between April and June, while the average price of cannabis on sale through illegal mail-order marijuana sites reached $7.98.
That finding comes as the OCS says shoppers in the province purchased about $126 million in pot during the quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on.
The OCS says 14 million grams of legal cannabis were purchased in the quarter, including 5.6 million through the OCS website and 8.4 million from retail stores.
The OCS says dried flower made up about $74.5 million or 61 per cent of those sales, trailed by vapes at 14.5 per cent, pre-rolls at 9.1 per cent and oils at 1.6 per cent.
Edibles captured about $5.3 million or 4.3 per cent of sales, while beverages made up $1.5 million or 1.2 per cent of sales in the period.

The occupation of the Mckenzie Meadows housing development in Caledonia by protesters has now bypassed 70 days.
In total 24 people have been arrested for participating in the protest following a court injunction — including two new arrests on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Haldimand County police services board says the protesters are considered terrorists — and pressed OPP to do more to remove protesters from the site.
The occupation is in opposition to an accommodation deal struck between the housing developer and the elected council.

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