Second COVID death in Nipawin district, schools in Melfort, Wakaw confirm positives

MUCC and Wakaw both have had positive COVID cases.

At least four cases of COVID-19 have been connected to MUCC. Photo Kelsey Dyck. jpg, NO

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A second death after contracting COVID-19 has happened in the northeast, in the Nipawin Sub District 1, which includes the area from Smeaton and east to Shoal Lake and Cumberland House.

The death, a person in their 60s, was recorded on the provincial tally on November 18, a day that saw 132 new cases added to the provincial count.

On November 19, the new daily amount dropped to 98, with five of those in the northeast.

Two people were in hospital.

Melfort and Unit Comprehensive School has reported three people infected with COVID-19, two on November 12 and one on November 13.

“The school has communicated with families of students attending the school and public health will be reaching out to any individuals who are determined to be close contacts,” said Don Rempel, NESD Director of Education. “We all share responsibility to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools continue to require students and staff to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.”

Those reports brought to four the number of cases connected with MUCC, with an earlier case reported on November 9.

Horizon School Division also confirmed a positive case connected to the Wakaw School on November 18.

The school remained open to the entire Kindergarten to Grade 12 student body.

As of November 19, Northeast 1 had 60 active cases with three new added in the last 24 hours.

Tisdale and Subdistrict 3, had only one active case remaining.

Melfort’s Subdistrict 2 had one new case added to reach the total of 29 actively infected people.

 

 

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