Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council confirmed the community has lost another member to COVID-19.
This is the first COVID death since April.
SNGR issued a statement on Monday, expressing condolence for the loss.
Meanwhile, the outbreak on Six Nations continues to rise. On Monday 46 active cases were reported, 10 of which are the Delta variant. There are 181 people in self isolation and 4 in hospital.
To date 12 members have died due to COVID-19.
About 40% of the community remains unvaccinated.
Ontario is reporting 600 new cases of COVID-19 today and four more deaths linked to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 475 of those cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.
The Ministry of Health says that due to a technical issue, data on COVID-19 related hospitalizations are not available.
According to the ministry, 189 people are in intensive care because of the virus and 100 are on a ventilator.
Elliott says that 84.4 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 78.1 per cent have two doses.
She says 21,183,369 vaccine doses have been administered in the province.
Meteorologists in Canada are predicting a warmer than normal fall this year.
Canadians can expect above normal temperatures and a typical number of rainy days with heavier rainfall.
Those warmer temperatures are said to carry on through September and October across Ontario with a steep drop into an early onset winter in November.
Six Nations is reporting vaccination rates that are nearly 20% lower than the rest of the province.
According to Six Nations epidemiologists, out of the 12,788 on-reserve resident band members, a total of 7,398 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
That is 57% of the population. For fully vaccinated on-reserve resident band members the total is 7,030 people or 54%.
There are approximately 1277 youth on Six Nations under the age of 12, according to the community’s residency statistics from 2019.
This means there are potentially 4000 on-reserve band members eligible for the vaccine who have not been vaccinated — or 30% of eligible residents.
Six Nations Health Services Director Lori Davis Hill told reporters that the lower vaccination rates are due to residents not trusting the vaccine’s safety and says Health Services are working to educate people and correct any misinformation about its safety.
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