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National Guard activated to contain Red Lake nursing home COVID-19 outbreak


November 18, 2020

RED LAKE -- Red Lake Nation is currently experiencing a high uptick in COVID-19 cases. According to an update from Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., as of Nov. 16, there were 46 active cases of COVID-19 in Red Lake Nation -- nearly 30% of the total cases recorded in Red Lake since the pandemic began.

Since March, there have been 174 recorded cases in Red Lake Nation, with 128 having recovered. Of the cases being monitored, 36 are in the Red Lake district, seven in Redby and three in Ponemah. One active case was also linked to the Red Lake Detention Center.

Of the total active cases in Red Lake, 40% are tied to the Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center, a 47-bed senior nursing home located at 24856 Hospital Drive in Red Lake. There are currently 19 active cases between residents and staff.


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