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Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory resident dies after contracting COVID-19

A Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory resident has died after contracting COVID-19, according to Tyendinaga Mohawk Council.

“It is with great sadness that we must report that a member of our community has passed away, who had recently tested positive for COVID-19,” said the Council in a public statement. “The Tyendinaga Mohawk Council extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends who are grieving and ask that the community be compassionate, and to please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”

The case was one of three positive cases identified last week by The Tyendinaga Mohawk Council and the Territory’s COVID Response Team.

“We recognize the continued efforts of everyone to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus over this past year, and while acknowledging the recent decline in the number of active cases across the country along with vaccinations beginning to be distributed, we want to remind everyone that we still have a long road ahead of us,” the statement continued.

Tyendinaga Mohawk Council says that as of February 19, 2021, a total of 1025 COVID-19 tests had been completed in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To date, a total of four cases have been identified in the Territory, with two cases recovered and one remaining active case.

For residents wishing to undergo COVID-19 testing, tests are available at the Community Wellbeing Centre and appointments may be made by calling 613-967-3603. Any Territory resident requiring community supports may obtain assistance via the Good Minds program at 613-967-0122 or Indigenous Victim Services at 613-813-9667.

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