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

1,719 active cases in First Nations communities

Sep 15, 2021

For the sixth consecutive week, active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities continue to climb.

There were 1,719 active cases in First Nations across the country as of Sept. 13, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada.

The majority of new infections were reported in Saskatchewan.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 37,822 cases in First Nations communities. Total hospitalizations have increased to 1,769 and 405 First Nations people living on-reserve have died from COVID-19, with five deaths reported in the last week.

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