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Two COVID-19 cases at Keewaywin First Nation

The cases are related to travel.

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. — There are two new COVID-19 cases on the Keewaywin First Nation.

Dr. John Guilfoyle, public health physician with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, says both cases are connected to travel outside the area.

Dr. Guilfoyle said the two individuals are part of a "family grouping," and are doing well.

Contact tracing is underway to determine if there are any other related cases.

The SLFNHA serves 33 First Nations.

Dr. Guilfoyle revealed that an individual from Sandy Lake First Nation last week became the first member of a SLFNHA community to die after becoming infected with COVID-19.

The elder caught the virus while undergoing treatment in Winnipeg for other conditions. 


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