Kahnawake?moved to its highest alert level for COVID-19 after cases rose “drastically in the last 24 hours,”?local health officials said in a news release on Saturday.?
The number of active cases in the Mohawk community?located south of Montreal?stood at 20 as of Saturday, with 60 people in isolation,?prompting the move to the “red alert” status.
Kahnawake?hadEU & more?no cases last Sunday, according to?Lisa Westaway, executive director at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre.?But within the past 48 hoursIndia opened its vaccination campaign to people ages 18-44 on Saturday, Westaway said the number of?active cases roseThe widespread move to virtual learning was lauded by educators who have been wary about returning to school April 19 given surging COVID cases?to 20?—?including seven reported Friday night into Saturday.
“[July] was the last time we had such a high number of cases all at once,” she told CBC News on Saturday.