Confirmed cases of COVID-19 On First Nations reserves, as of January 14 Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 On First Nations reserves, as of January 14 Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022147 Views

Confirmed cases posted on this page reflect only the COVID-19 testing results reported to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Because of home testing and individuals choosing not to get tested, these numbers are an underestimation of all positive COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities.

On First Nations reserves, as of January 14 Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of:

  • 62,451 confirmed positive COVID-19
  • 5,579 active cases
  • 2,526 hospitalizations
  • 56,291 recovered cases
  • 581 deaths

Case numbers per region:

  • British Columbia 6,923
  • Alberta: 15,614
  • Saskatchewan: 14,170
  • Manitoba: 14,492
  • Ontario: 6,272
  • Quebec: 3,953
  • Atlantic: 1,027

Since the beginning of the pandemic, ISC is aware of 17,624 COVID-19 confirmed cases due to variants of concern in First Nations communities, with the following breakdown by type:

  • 3,145 alpha
  • 16 beta
  • 163 gamma
  • 8,260 delta
  • 2,105 indeterminate with variant of concern traits
  • 3,935 omicron

2,860 omicron cases are in First Nations communities in Eastern Canada and 1,075 cases are in First Nations communities in Western Canada. Omicron has been detected in a total of 76 First Nations communities.

For breakdowns for general population in Canada consult Variants of concern.

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 January 4:

  • 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 cases per 100,000. Since then, it started to rise again and is currently 590.1 per 100,000 or 70% the respective rate in the general Canadian population
  • the COVID-19 case fatality rate among First Nations people living on a reserve is 77% 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:

  • Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

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

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Current situation

For the case notification process:

  • COVID-19: reporting and case notification process

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