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COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Canim Lake

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Canim Lake

By Rebecca Dyok, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Williams Lake Tribune

Fri., Feb. 19, 20211 min. read

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A COVID-19 outbreak that claimed the lives of two Tsq’escen’emc (Canim Lake Band) elders has been declared over.

Interior Successfully being (IH) made the announcement Friday, Feb. 19 honest over a month after an outbreak became known when 32 folks in the community of 228 northeast of 100 Mile Home had examined positive.

“Tsq’escen is overjoyed with the efforts made by community participants to address the outbreak, and now at final the outbreak conclusion, with worthwhile support from IH; regardless that grieving the loss of two elders, one internal community and the more than just a few an city member,” Chief Helen Henderson said in a news release.

A total of 66 circumstances and two deaths had been linked to the outbreak.

Susan Brown, president and CEO of IH, applauded everybody who had labored together and provided her condolences to the families and loved ones of folks that passed away.

“We would utilize to thank the Canim Lake First Nation and Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for his or her decisive action and efforts in direction of ending this COVID-19 outbreak,” Brown stated.

“This has been a annoying time for Canim Lake and the nearby community of 100 Mile Home.”

Though the outbreak has been declared over, IH warns COVID-19 continues to circulate at some stage in the pickle.

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Canim Lake