Case numbers back on the rise nationwide as fourth wave of COVID-19 hits First Nations communities – Yahoo News

September 2, 2021

The fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has hit First Nations communities nationwide as the Delta variant makes its way through populations with lower vaccination rates, numbers published by Indigenous Services Canada earlier this week indicate.

There are 1,221 active cases currently ongoing in First Nations communities across Canada, up from 889 last week.

The statistics paint a grim picture as the fourth wave takes hold in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, as the numbers continue to climb.

ISC reports ‘the rate of reported active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations people was going down since mid-January 2021 and reached its lowest point during the first week of August at 84.2 per 100,000. Since then, it started to rise again and is currently 96.5 per 100,000 or 1.9 times the respective rate in the general Canadian population,’ numbers at the ISC COVID-19 page show.

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