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Federal COVID 19 case numbers on the rise again

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again in First Nations communities and health officials are advising an abundance of caution as the cold months beckon. New, active cases of COVID-19 climbed to 437, Indigenous Services Canada reported, from 218 last month, nearly double what officials were dealing with in late summer. ISC reported the death toll stands at 767 lives lost to the virus, up seven from last month’s total. In addition, the number of hospitalizations remained steady, climbing slightly from 3,531 last month to 3,559. ISC reminded the public that they can protect themselves and others and further reduce the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home when they are sick; practising proper respiratory etiquette (e.g., covering your coughs and sneezes);

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