COVID-19 has ‘spread like wildfire’ across Kashechewan – and children suffer the most: Miller – –

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COVID-19 has ‘spread like wildfire’ across Kashechewan – and children suffer the most: Miller – –


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As the number of new COVID-19 cases has plummeted nationwide, Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario is grappling with a disturbing new wave of coronavirus infections – and most of its victims are children.

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said today there are now 232 active cases of COVID-19 in Kashechewan, an isolated community of about 2,000 people in northern Ontario.

Miller said children and adolescents make up a “majority” of these infections because vaccines are currently limited to those 12 and older.

Kashechewan alone now accounts for a quarter of all active COVID-19 cases reported in indigenous communities across the country.

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