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

Jan 05, 2022
Hospitalizations up among First Nations communities

The total number of hospitalizations for people on First Nations due to COVID-19 has gone up since mid-December.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) said as of Jan. 4, there were 2,473 total hospitalizations in First Nations communities due to COVID-19. As of Dec.15, the number of total hospitalizations was 2,388.

According to data from ISC, there were 2,667 active cases of COVID-19 reported in First Nations as of Jan. 4. This is up significantly from the 916 active cases reported as of Dec. 22. Case numbers may be understated as some provinces are now limiting access to PCR tests.

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