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

Apr 14, 2021

274,018 vaccine doses administered in First Nations and Inuit communities

As a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in many parts of Canada, the number of active cases continues on a downward trend in First Nations and Inuit communities.

To date, the rate of active reported cases of the virus in First Nations people living on-reserve is 77 per cent of the rate for the general Canadian population, according to Indigenous Services Canada. As of April 12, the federal department reported 666 active cases in First Nations.

New infections jumped significantly this week in Manitoba and Alberta with 300 and 113 new cases respectively on-reserve.

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