Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
3 195 77 3,036 3,139
AB
20 484 86 8,411 8,767
SK
5 217 68 7,259 7,419
MB
38 419 87 8,223 8,539
ON
14 108 30 2,318 2,611
QC
0 14 6 735 741
Atlantic
0 0 0 22 22
North60
29 16 7 859 921
 

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Immigrants at higher risk of death from COVID-19 due to work, overcrowded housing: StatCan – CBC

June 9, 2021

TORONTO — A new study from Statistics Canada reports that immigrants were more likely to die of COVID-19 than Canadian-born individuals during the first wave of the pandemic.

The report, released by StatCan on Wednesday, suggests that immigrants faced a higher mortality risk because they predominantly work in essential industries and live in overcrowded dwellings or multi-generational housing, which increases transmission risk.

While COVID-19 deaths in Canada were overwhelmingly among seniors, the study found that “the share of COVID-19-related deaths among immigrants was greater than their share of the total Canadian population.”

According to the study, immigrants accounted for 25 per cent of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths between March 2020 – when the country’s first virus-related death was reported — and July 4, 2020, despite the group only accounting for 22 per cent of the total population, as per the 2016 Census.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/immigrants-at-higher-risk-of-death-from-covid-19-due-to-work-overcrowded-housing-statcan-1.5463480

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