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19th case of COVID-19 reported for Eeyou Istchee

December 21, 2020

The Public Health Department has confirmed a 19th positive case of COVID-19 for Eeyou Itschee (Region 18)


This person was receiving treatment for an unrelated medical condition in a Montreal hospital when they likely contracted the virus during an outbreak on their ward. They had been outside of Eeyou Istchee for at least 14 days when they became infected with the coronavirus.

Contact tracing identified two close contacts in Montreal, who are now in isolation and will be tested. 

Wiichihiituwin continues to take all necessary precautions to protect clients who require essential medical care in the south, as well as the escorts who support them during their travel and stay.  

Wiichihiituwin is striving to respond to the needs of clients and escorts during this difficult time. The Cree Health Board encourages patients and escorts to ask for help and support.

No matter where you are, continue to follow Public Health recommendations:

  • wear a mask
  • wash your hands frequently
  • maintain appropriate physical distance (2 metres, or 6 feet) from people who aren’t members of your household. 



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