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

Oct 20, 2021

1,662 active cases in First Nations as of Oct. 18

New cases of COVID-19 are continuing on an upward trend in many First Nations communities across the country, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada.

There were 1,662 active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations as of Oct. 18, with the majority of new cases reported in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The federal department said the current rate of reported active cases of COVID-19 on reserve is 417.5 per 100,000 or 4.2 times the respective rate in the general Canadian population.

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