Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
20 334 120 5,844 6,092
AB
7 808 146 13,939 14,251
SK
6 414 107 13,489 13,668
MB
15 620 112 10,972 11,258
ON
29 157 46 3,542 3,761
QC
0 23 10 1,085 1,161
Atlantic
7 4 2 244 304
North60
0 134 29 4,151 4,256
 

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COVID-19 cases disproportionately impacting Indigenous communities in B.C. – CTV News

Oct. 18, 2021

Vancouver –

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on Indigenous communities, even though members were among the first to be vaccinated in B.C.

According to the First Nations Health Authority, 14 per cent of hospitalized patients are Indigenous, even though First Nations people make up just over three per cent of B.C.’s population.

“We are definitely seeing a differential impact right now,” Shannon McDonald, acting chief medical officer of FNHA, told CTV News Vancouver.

McDonald says of the more than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases in B.C., 478 are in First Nations communities, which is about nine per cent. About a third of those people have been double vaccinated. Additionally, about 20 per cent of those receiving treatment in hospital are also double vaccinated.

Read More: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-cases-disproportionately-impacting-indigenous-communities-in-b-c-1.5627453

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