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

Nov 10, 2021

Active cases in First Nations decline, new infections in Nunavik

While the number of active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities continues to trend downward, cases are rising in Inuit communities in northern Quebec.

There were 1,268 active cases of COVID-19 reported in First Nations as of Nov. 8, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. The majority of new infections occurred on the Prairies, with over 200 cases reported in each of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

According to the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, there were 30 new cases in Inuit communities in northern Quebec as of Nov. 8, bringing the total of active cases to 259. The majority of cases are in Salluit, Que.

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