COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC

Aug 18, 2021

Over 65% of eligible First Nations and Inuit in communities now fully vaccinated

First Nations and Inuit communities are experiencing an increase in outbreaks of COVID-19 as the fourth wave of COVID-19 hits many parts of Canada.

As of Aug. 16, there were 397 active cases of the virus in First Nations across the country. The majority of new infections were reported in Saskatchewan. First Nations in Manitoba and Quebec also experienced outbreaks of the virus.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 33,683 cases in First Nations communities. A total of 385 First Nations people living on-reserve have died from the virus, with four deaths reported in the last two weeks.

Hospitalization climbed to 1,615, and the number of First Nations people who have recovered from the disease is now at 33,683.

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