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

1,860 active cases on reserves as of Oct. 13

Oct 14, 2021

There were 1,860 active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations reserves as of Oct. 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 43,841 cases in First Nations communities. This week, total hospitalizations increased to 1,988 from 1,924 and 14 First Nations people living on-reserve died from COVID-19, bringing the total deaths to 444.

There have been 41,537 recovered cases.

Total cases in First Nations communities per region reported as of Oct. 13:

British Columbia: 4,788
Alberta: 12,640
Saskatchewan: 12,118
Manitoba: 9,898
Ontario: 3,328
Quebec: 993
Atlantic: 76
Vaccination rates
As of Oct. 5, 786,893 vaccine doses have been administered to individuals aged 12 years and older in 687 First Nations and Inuit communities.

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