Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of January 11, 2022
To make sure the charts are easy to read and show current trends, only the most recent 53 weeks are displayed in a bi-weekly format.

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

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, newly reported cases and vaccine doses administered 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. As the number of doses administered in First Nations communities continues to increase, the number of active cases in the communities has been dropping.

Chart 1: Cumulative total number of reported and recovered cases in First Nations communities by case status and date
Text alternative for chart 1: cumulative reported and recovered cases
Date Cumulative total reported cases Cumulative total recovered cases
Jan 10-16 14,792 9,293
Jan 17-23 16,668 11,426
Jan 24-30 17,949 13,709
Jan 31 - Feb 6 18,974 15,096
Feb 7-13 19,935 16,353
Feb 14-20 20,989 17,347
Feb 21-27 21,974 18,495
Feb 28 - Mar 6 22,822 19,618
Mar 7-13 23,644 20,634
Mar 14-20 24,384 21,417
Mar 21-27 24,995 22,176
Mar 28 - Apr 3 25,407 22,803
Apr 4-10 25,983 23,357
Apr 11-17 26,534 23,817
Apr 18-24 27,144 24,294
Apr 25 - May 1 27,673 24,790
May 2-8 28,263 25,271
May 9-15 28,873 25,858
May 16-22 29,343 26,491
May 23-29 29,984 27,306
May 30 - Jun 5 30,569 27,820
June 6-12 31,234 28,394
June 13-19 31,716 28,991
June 20-26 32,042 29,669
Jun 27-Jul 3 32,349 30,117
July 4-10 32,584 30,489
July 11-17 32,777 30,888
July 18-24 33,022 31,146
July 25-31 33,191 31,460
Aug 1-7 33,425 31,791
Aug 8-14 33,762 32,014
Aug 15-21 34,332 32,393
Aug 22-28 35,438 32,913
Aug 29 - Sep 4 36,748 33,771
Sep 5-11 38,206 35,022
Sep 12-18 39,525 36,457
Sep 19-25 41,104 37,969
Sep 26 - Oct 2 42,450 39,418
Oct 3-9 43,971 40,963
Oct 10-16 45,168 42,435
Oct 17-23 46,339 43,725
Oct 24-30 47,281 44,864
Oct 31 - Nov 6 48,087 45,995
Nov 7-13 48,900 46,988
Nov 14-20 49,666 47,841
Nov 21-27 50,277 48,561
Nov 28-Dec 4 50,912 49,289
Dec 5-11 51,534 49,988
Dec 12-18 52,120 50,610
Dec 19-25 53,030 51,259
Dec 26 - Jan 1 54,652 51,760
Jan 2-8 58,741 53,337
Jan 9-15 59,793 54,235

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 ISC.

Chart 2 describes

Chart 2: Number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities by episode date and number of vaccine doses administered
Text alternative for chart 2: number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities and number of vaccine doses administered
Date Cumulative total active cases Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (includes 1st and 2nd doses)
Jan 10-16 5,359
Jan 17-23 5,081 30,892
Jan 24-30 4,060 31,959
Jan 31 - Feb 6 3,674 39,690
Feb 7-13 3,364 44,714
Feb 14-20 3,409 54,687
Feb 21-27 3,238 69,725
Feb 28 - Mar 6 2,947 77,476
Mar 7-13 2,743 89,409
Mar 14-20 2,689 113,105
Mar 21-27 2,526 131,402
Mar 28 - Apr 3 2,305 146,410
Apr 4-10 2,316 158,447
Apr 11-17 2,402 173,342
Apr 18-24 2,534 215,598
Apr 25 - May 1 2,564 233,232
May 2-8 2,668 254,233
May 9-15 2,687 274,489
May 16-22 2,518 306,850
May 23-29 2,337 335,981
May 30 - Jun 5 2,400 358,272
June 6-12 2,487 385,252
June 13-19 2,369 417,259
June 20-26 2,015 437,298
Jun 27-Jul 3 1,869 454,191
July 4-10 1,726 471,022
July 11-17 1,512 481,695
July 18-24 1,496 492,318
July 25-31 1,349 516,662
Aug 1-7 1,250 527,336
Aug 8-14 1,362 530,202
Aug 15-21 1,549 540,590
Aug 22-28 2,132 545,437
Aug 29 - Sep 4 2,580 563,968
Sep 5-11 2,778 570,025
Sep 12-18 2,657 573,423
Sep 19-25 2,717 581,025
Sep 26 - Oct 2 2,599 587,325
Oct 3-9 2,566 595,592
Oct 10-16 2,272 602,803
Oct 17-23 2,136 609,360
Oct 24-30 1,922 616,726
Oct 31 - Nov 6 1,582 627,251
Nov 7-13 1,394 636,469
Nov 14-20 1,295 643,724
Nov 21-27 1,177 653,925
Nov 28-Dec 4 1,079 669,969
Dec 5-11 994 688,524
Dec 12-18 952 708,822
Dec 19-25 1,208 740,147
Dec 26 - Jan 1 2,325 746,494
Jan 2-8 4,833 749,764
Jan 9-15 4,985 756,374

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 ISC.

Chart 3: Newly reported cases by region and episode date
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Date ATL QC ON MB SK AB BC
Jan 10-16 3 106 127 579 684 672 323
Jan 17-23 1 47 84 533 495 364 352
Jan 24-30 1 27 81 357 380 228 207
Jan 31 - Feb 6 0 11 83 159 393 177 202
Feb 7-13 0 27 131 241 246 169 147
Feb 14-20 0 4 156 235 228 356 75
Feb 21-27 0 7 171 156 205 305 141
Feb 28 - Mar 6 0 2 124 216 174 212 120
Mar 7-13 0 5 89 271 121 230 106
Mar 14-20 0 21 75 264 94 168 118
Mar 21-27 0 32 63 185 84 134 113
Mar 28 - Apr 3 0 5 35 143 61 88 80
Apr 4-10 0 27 66 211 65 131 76
Apr 11-17 0 20 72 216 76 123 44
Apr 18-24 0 11 64 276 95 133 31
Apr 25 - May 1 0 10 90 129 98 185 17
May 2-8 4 29 63 148 92 227 27
May 9-15 3 5 43 199 199 138 23
May 16-22 3 9 36 192 142 68 20
May 23-29 2 1 85 292 134 85 42
May 30 - Jun 5 0 2 175 166 102 113 27
June 6-12 0 0 206 200 81 161 17
June 13-19 0 0 105 200 84 73 20
June 20-26 0 1 80 124 75 41 5
Jun 27-Jul 3 0 1 89 68 111 28 10
July 4-10 0 1 32 81 106 12 3
July 11-17 0 17 39 53 70 14 0
July 18-24 1 0 16 94 119 13 2
July 25-31 0 0 6 46 98 16 3
Aug 1-7 0 16 13 46 94 50 15
Aug 8-14 2 24 11 24 138 99 39
Aug 15-21 0 1 17 19 243 207 83
Aug 22-28 2 33 23 85 364 470 129
Aug 29 - Sep 4 0 44 42 34 593 417 180
Sep 5-11 11 28 79 42 564 555 179
Sep 12-18 3 23 58 37 529 493 176
Sep 19-25 7 38 58 97 531 587 261
Sep 26 - Oct 2 6 5 36 146 473 441 239
Oct 3-9 17 16 46 217 594 446 185
Oct 10-16 7 20 37 146 406 379 202
Oct 17-23 8 20 39 184 337 326 257
Oct 24-30 14 1 27 160 237 256 247
Oct 31 - Nov 6 12 6 30 210 193 188 167
Nov 7-13 42 2 42 245 155 129 198
Nov 14-20 61 46 87 231 85 94 162
Nov 21-27 57 41 111 161 62 68 111
Nov 28-Dec 4 35 37 207 157 45 47 107
Dec 5-11 18 53 225 156 32 36 102
Dec 12-18 49 73 97 250 12 47 58
Dec 19-25 83 137 198 314 23 96 59
Dec 26 - Jan 1 107 253 282 620 58 235 67
Jan 2-8 222 1445 711 874 133 502 202
Jan 9-15 46 278 430 35 16 38 209

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 ISC.

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.
Text alternative for reported cases in First Nations communities by age group and sex
Age group 60+ 40-59 20-39 5-19 0-4
Male 4.9% 9.9% 14.5% 14.8% 4.2%
Female 5.8% 10.8% 16.5% 14.6% 4.0%

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