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

Number of active cases in First Nations communities dropping

Dec 08, 2021

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations and Inuit communities continues on an overall downward trend.

According to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada, there were 906 active cases of COVID-19 reported in First Nations as of Dec. 7. This is down from the 1,132 active cases that were reported on Nov.15.

In the week ending Dec. 4, First Nations in British Columbia recorded the highest number of newly reported cases among the provinces with 65, with First Nations in Ontario recording 26 and First Nations in Quebec recording 22 cases.

According to the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, there were no new cases as of Dec. 7 bringing the total active cases to 42 in Inuit communities in northern Quebec.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 50,966 cases in First Nations communities. To date there have been 544 deaths, 2,369 total hospitalizations, and 49,516 recovered cases.

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