The number of residents on Constance Lake First Nation who may have a probably case or under investigation for Blastomycosis is at 84. Chief Ramona Sutherland reports that there are 14 probable cases and 80 people are under investigation. She adds there is some positive news regarding people going home from the hospital.
“So some people were going to be discharged if they were taken into Hearst. Some six people were discharged,” she said. “And from out of town there were three people to be discharged.”
Sutherland says the community has been getting support from mental health workers who have arrived.
“There’s a lot of anxiety as people don’t know what’s happening or know where the source of the problem is,” she said. “So there is a lot of mental health counsellors to help us out in this time.”