Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of July 31, 2020

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Information on demographics and outcomes is currently available for reported cases in First Nations communities.

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 and newly reported cases in First Nations communities

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

The flattening epi curve suggests many First Nations communities are 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
Mar 8-14 3 0
Mar 15-21 10 0
Mar 22-28 15 0
Mar 29-Apr 4 32 0
Apr 5-11 52 2
Apr 12-18 70 20
Apr 19-25 129 38
Apr 26-May 2 166 62
May 3-9 190 106
May 10-16 207 151
May 17-23 218 179
May 24-30 222 193
May 31-Jun 6 242 206
June 7-13 270 207
June 14-20 292 226
June 21-27 315 251
Jun 28-Jul 4 342 279
July 5-11 358 301
Jul 12-18 367 329
Jul 19-25 391 345
Jul 26-Aug 1 404 354

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.

 
Newly reported cases by region and episode date
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Date QC ON SK AB BC
Mar 8-14 0 1 2 0 0
Mar 15-21 0 7 0 0 0
Mar 22-28 0 3 2 0 0
Mar 29-Apr 4 13 3 0 1 0
Apr 5-11 14 1 3 0 2
Apr 12-18 0 6 5 3 4
Apr 19-25 0 14 6 16 23
Apr 26-May 2 3 6 16 6 6
May 3-9 1 2 12 4 5
May 10-16 1 5 3 7 1
May 17-23 3 1 2 3 2
May 24-30 0 1 2 1 0
May 31-Jun 6 0 2 2 15 1
June 7-13 0 2 14 12 0
June 14-20 0 5 12 5 0
June 21-27 0 1 2 20 0
Jun 28-July 4 0 0 2 25 0
July 5-11 0 1 1 14 0
Jul 12-18 0 0 0 8 1
Jul 19-25 0 2 3 12 7
Jul 26-Aug 1 0 0 1 0 12

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 6.4% 14.5% 16.8% 8.1% 2.7%
Female 6.7% 12.1% 20.5% 10.4% 1.7%

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