While only 10% of the population, First Nations account for nearly 70% of Manitoba’s COVID-19 cases – CBC

‘Our numbers are getting worse:’ AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas

Feb 19, 2021

The pandemic’s wrath is still disproportionately affecting First Nations people in Manitoba, who now account for two-thirds of all active COVID-19 infections in the province.

Manitoba has 788 active cases involving First Nations people, amounting to 67 per cent of all cases, the province’s First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team reported on Friday.

First Nations people make up about 10 per cent of Manitoba’s population.

“This threat that we’re experiencing is impacting all of us,” Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said during a Facebook broadcast.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/first-nations-two-thirds-active-covid-19-cases-manitoba-disproportionate-affect-1.5920300

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