COVID-19 claims another life in hard hit northern Saskatchewan

Northern Saskatchewan has reported another death because of the COVID-19 virus.

Nelda Maurice, a mother and retired school teacher from  Ile-a-la-Crosse died on May 25 in a Saskatoon hospital.

“She got sick around the 26th of April and she was flown out May 2nd and everything happened so quickly from there,” said her daughter Lana.

“The last time I talked to her was the 5th or 6th, she was messaging me on Facebook because she couldn’t really talk, it was hard for her to talk. Her breathing was kind of laboured.”

Northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard by the virus accounting for 40 per cent of the province’s positive cases.

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.