Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of March 5, 2021
To make sure the charts are easy to read and show current trends, only the most recent 38 weeks are displayed.

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Information on demographics and outcomes is currently available for cases in First Nations communities as reported to Indigenous Services Canada.

The charts on this page do not include COVID-19 cases in First Nations individuals residing off reserve or in the territories.

Statistics about First Nations individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 who do not live on a reserve are included in the provincial and territorial case counts, although they are not distinguished as such.

Some First Nations organizations in some provinces are releasing COVID-19 data that combines on- and off-reserve data. Visit:

Cumulative reported, recovered, active and newly reported cases in First Nations communities

The charts with epidemic curves over time (epi curves) below show:

Epidemic curves of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities on-reserve are available online, and updated weekly. While a recent rise in the number of cumulative, new and active COVID-19 cases suggests an increased transmission, the flattened epi curves observed over the summer months indicates many First Nations communities had been successful in their efforts to stop the spread of infections.

Cumulative total number of reported and recovered cases in First Nations communities by case status and date
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Date Cumulative total reported cases Cumulative total recovered cases
June 14-20 290 227
June 21-27 316 251
Jun 28 - Jul 4 342 279
July 5-11 359 301
July 12-18 369 328
July 19-25 391 344
Jul 26 - Aug 1 409 357
Aug 2-8 424 384
Aug 9-15 425 400
Aug 16-22 436 410
Aug 23-29 447 419
Aug 30 - Sep 5 481 425
Sep 6-12 541 438
Sep 13-19 613 484
Sep 20-26 694 533
Sep 27 - Oct 3 782 612
Oct 4-10 956 670
Oct 11-17 1166 734
Oct 18-24 1416 875
Oct 25-31 1775 1083
Nov 1-7 2260 1314
Nov 8-14 2902 1492
Nov 15-21 3572 1847
Nov 22-28 4295 2496
Nov 29 - Dec 5 5549 3169
Dec 6-12 6799 4093
Dec 13-19 7963 5241
Dec 20-26 8789 6212
Dec 27 - Jan 2 9974 7335
Jan 3-9 11914 8272
Jan 10-16 14403 9568
Jan 17-23 16303 11800
Jan 24-30 17590 14311
Jan 31 - Feb 6 18591 15860
Feb 7-13 19528 17270
Feb 14-20 20591 18343
Feb 21-27 21603 19570
Feb 28 - Mar 6 22000 20437

The date corresponds to episode date for reported cases and date of recovery for recovered cases.

The episode date corresponds to the earliest date reported according to the following order: symptom onset date, specimen collection date, laboratory result date, date reported to the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada.

 

This chart describes the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities in Canada by week of report. The number of active COVID-19 cases is calculated as the difference between the cumulative total number of cases and the sum of recoveries and deaths due to COVID-19.

Number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities by episode date
Number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities by episode date
Date Cumulative total active cases
June 14-20 55
June 21-27 57
Jun 28 - Jul 4 55
July 5-11 50
July 12-18 37
July 19-25 39
Jul 26 - Aug 1 44
Aug 2-8 34
Aug 9-15 19
Aug 16-22 24
Aug 23-29 24
Aug 30 - Sep 5 50
Sep 6-12 93
Sep 13-19 118
Sep 20-26 149
Sep 27 - Oct 3 157
Oct 4-10 273
Oct 11-17 418
Oct 18-24 526
Oct 25-31 677
Nov 1-7 928
Nov 8-14 1391
Nov 15-21 1697
Nov 22-28 1765
Nov 29 - Dec 5 2334
Dec 6-12 2655
Dec 13-19 2657
Dec 20-26 2503
Dec 27-Jan 2 2559
Jan 3-9 3548
Jan 10-16 4714
Jan 17-23 4361
Jan 24-30 3120
Jan 31 - Feb 6 2553
Feb 7-13 2067
Feb 14-20 2044
Feb 21-27 1822
Feb 28 - Mar 6 1316

The episode date corresponds to the earliest date reported according to the following order: Symptom Onset Date, Specimen Collection Date, Laboratory Result Date, Date Reported to FNIHB.

 
Newly reported cases by region and episode date
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Date ATL QC ON MB SK AB BC
June 14-20 0 0 5 0 14 5 0
June 21-27 0 0 1 0 5 20 0
Jun 28 - July 4 0 0 0 0 1 25 0
July 5-11 0 0 1 0 1 15 0
July 12-18 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
July 19-25 0 0 2 0 4 9 7
Jul 26 - Aug 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 12
Aug 2-8 0 6 0 0 1 5 3
Aug 9-15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Aug 16-22 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Aug 23-29 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Aug 30 - Sep 5 0 2 0 1 0 26 5
Sep 6-12 0 0 2 10 2 29 17
Sep 13-19 0 2 5 5 1 41 18
Sep 20-26 0 1 8 20 2 18 32
Sep 27 - Oct 3 0 6 6 33 5 20 18
Oct 4-10 0 16 23 43 48 38 6
Oct 11-17 0 1 32 51 72 49 5
Oct 18-24 0 4 17 135 56 33 5
Oct 25-31 0 21 3 172 101 59 3
Nov 1-7 0 4 13 172 137 157 2
Nov 8-14 0 19 17 149 221 232 4
Nov 15-21 0 10 19 110 228 275 28
Nov 22-28 0 15 10 187 235 217 59
Nov 29 - Dec 5 2 8 12 581 268 301 82
Dec 6-12 0 8 9 475 344 316 98
Dec 13-19 0 17 19 316 277 451 84
Dec 20-26 1 36 20 205 163 357 44
Dec 27-Jan 2 0 35 51 171 288 560 80
Jan 3-9 2 85 112 247 590 750 154
Jan 10-16 3 106 129 551 671 706 323
Jan 17-23 1 47 78 578 501 343 352
Jan 24-30 1 27 64 377 373 238 207
Jan 31 - Feb 6 0 11 69 172 367 180 202
Feb 7-13 0 27 138 233 258 134 147
Feb 14-20 0 4 147 241 258 338 75
Feb 21-27 0 7 194 152 201 317 141
Feb 28 - Mar 6 0 2 68 63 62 79 123

The episode date corresponds to the earliest date reported according to the following order: symptom onset date, specimen collection date, laboratory result date, date reported to FNIHB.

Reported cases in First Nations communities by age group and sex

This chart includes a breakdown of COVID-19 test-positive cases in First Nations communities by age and sex where this data is available.
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Age group 60+ 40-59 20-39 5-19 0-4
Male 5.7% 11.5% 15.2% 13.3% 3.2%
Female 6.0% 11.9% 16.7% 12.9% 3.0%

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