Indigenous Services Canada (ISC): Confirmed cases of COVID-19

Press Release

On First Nations reserves, as of October 5 Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of:

  • 42,183  confirmed positive COVID-19
  • 1,786 active cases
  • 1,924 hospitalizations
  • 39,967 recovered cases
  • 430 deaths

Case numbers per region:

  • British Columbia: 4,584
  • Alberta: 12,174
  • Saskatchewan: 11,477
  • Manitoba: 9,625
  • Ontario: 3,285
  • Quebec: 979
  • Atlantic: 59

Provincial chief public health officers work with ISC’s regional medical officers and nurses to provide medical support as needed when a positive case is reported.

As of September 28:

  • the rate of reported active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations people living on-reserve was going down since mid-January 2021 and reached its lowest point during the first week of August at 84.2 per 100,000. Since then, it started to rise again and is currently 415.1 per 100,000 or 3.5 times the respective rate in the general Canadian population
  • the COVID-19 case fatality rate among First Nations people living on a reserve is 59% of the case fatality rate in the general Canadian population
  • 94% of First Nations people living on a reserve who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

For more details on case numbers in First Nations communities, visit:

For the total number of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 across Canada, visit:

For the case notification process:


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