First Nations in Manitoba still feeling effects of 4th wave of the pandemic – APTN News

As the fourth wave of the pandemic continues, First Nations across the country are still feeling its effects.

In Manitoba, case numbers remain high and it is now recommended that First Nations, Inuit and Métis get a third vaccine dose.

First Nations people both on and off-reserve make up more than half of the active Covid-19 cases in the province.

As of Nov. 3, the Manitoba Pandemic First Nations Response Coordination Team says there are 731 active cases in the province – 75 off-reserve and 656 on-reserve.

The coordination team has also released statistics regarding COVID-19 in each tribal council area as tribal councils continue to fight the fourth wave, and the numbers remain high.

Out of seven tribal councils in Manitoba, many are seeing active cases in the double and even triple digits.

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