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COVID-19 outbreak declared on Saskatchewan’s Red Earth Cree Nation following wedding event

Contact tracing is underway on Red Earth Cree Nation following a COVID-19 outbreak.
Contact tracing is underway on Red Earth Cree Nation following a COVID-19 outbreak. Reuters file

The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority in Saskatchewan has declared a COVID-19 outbreak for the Red Earth Cree Nation.

The outbreak was declared on Wednesday due to an increased number of cases in the area.

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Public health officials say more than one person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus attended a wedding event in Natimeek on Oct. 9 when they were likely infectious.

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Contact tracing is currently underway.

Read more: COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan

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Anyone who attended the wedding is being asked to immediately self-isolate if they have or had symptoms of COVID-19 and to call 811 to arrange for testing.

Those who are not experiencing symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days from the date of last exposure, say health officials.

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