Another Northern B.C. First Nation has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 within their community.
Stellat’en First Nation identified a case of the novel coronavirus in Stellaquo near Fraser Lake.
“This serves as an important reminder to follow safety protocols,” chief Robert Michell said in a Nov. 26 letter to community members.
He said due to confidentiality purposes no further information can be released.
The letter was shared to Facebook late Wednesday afternoon following a media release issued earlier by Takla Nation north of Fort St. James, confirming one positive case in Takla Landing.
“Slow and steady is what we need with COVID-19 and it is how we will get through this second wave,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement.
“The efforts we make each day make a difference.”
As of Nov 25. Indigenous Services Canada said it is aware of 3,451 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves throughout the country and 29 deaths.
Of the 1,400 active cases, 152 are in hospital.