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OSHWEKEN – On September 10th, Six Nations of the Grand River’s elected council received confirmation from Ohsweken Public Health the community recorded a 12th death due to Covid-19 complications.

The press release did not name the individual who died.

This is the first Covid-related death in the community since April 29, 2021. “Six Nations Elected Council sends their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of this community member,” reads the release.

Because of the growing number of Covid-19 cases on the territory, Six Nations on Monday moved into alert level orange of the pandemic response framework.

To learn more about restrictions under alert level orange, please visit www.sixnationscovid19.ca.

Help to anyone in the community who may be struggling and needs support during these difficult times can be found via its mobile crisis hotline, available 24/7, at 519-445-2204 or toll-free at 1-866-445-2204.

“Six Nations members are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated by booking a Covid-19 vaccine appointment at www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or by calling the vaccine call center at 226-227-9288,” adds the release

“Community members are urged to continue to follow public health guidelines, including wearing a mask, physical distancing, washing/sanitizing hands frequently, avoiding non-essential travel outside of the province/country, avoiding large private gatherings and crowds, and getting vaccinated. It is up to each of us to do our part to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the community to protect our most vulnerable.”

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