Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of September 14, 2021
To make sure the charts are easy to read and show current trends, only the most recent 46 weeks are displayed.

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About the charts

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
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Date Cumulative total reported cases Cumulative total recovered cases
Nov 1-7 2280 1294
Nov 8-14 2932 1463
Nov 15-21 3598 1812
Nov 22-28 4339 2447
Nov 29-Dec 5 5594 3110
Dec 6-12 6890 3999
Dec 13-19 8084 5110
Dec 20-26 9000 6065
Dec 27-Jan 2 10253 7170
Jan 3-9 12260 8099
Jan 10-16 14764 9438
Jan 17-23 16638 11571
Jan 24-30 17932 13875
Jan 31 - Feb 6 18959 15280
Feb 7-13 19919 16553
Feb 14-20 20975 17547
Feb 21-27 21958 18698
Feb 28 - Mar 6 22810 19827
Mar 7-13 23630 20846
Mar 14-20 24370 21632
Mar 21-27 24981 22392
Mar 28 - Apr 3 25392 23020
Apr 4-10 25962 23575
Apr 11-17 26520 24037
Apr 18-24 27127 24539
Apr 25 - May 1 27650 25073
May 2-8 28243 25582
May 9-15 28845 26201
May 16-22 29314 26870
May 23-29 29964 27707
May 30 - Jun 5 30549 28232
June 6-12 31213 28822
June 13-19 31694 29420
June 20-26 32027 30098
Jun 27-Jul 3 32332 30546
July 4-10 32567 30919
July 11-17 32760 31317
July 18-24 33004 31576
July 25-31 33171 31890
Aug 1-7 33405 32221
Aug 8-14 33723 32445
Aug 15-21 34255 32825
Aug 22-28 35357 33346
Aug 29 - Sep 4 36633 34197
Sep 5-11 37845 35441
Sep 12-18 38012 35924

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)
Nov 1-7 966
Nov 8-14 1450
Nov 15-21 1756
Nov 22-28 1847
Nov 29 - Dec 5 2430
Dec 6-12 2826
Dec 13-19 2896
Dec 20-26 2843
Dec 27 - Jan 2 2982
Jan 3-9 4049
Jan 10-16 5186
Jan 17-23 4906 30892
Jan 24-30 3877 31959
Jan 31 - Feb 6 3476 39690
Feb 7-13 3149 44714
Feb 14-20 3196 54687
Feb 21-27 3020 69725
Feb 28 - Mar 6 2727 77476
Mar 7-13 2518 89409
Mar 14-20 2461 113105
Mar 21-27 2297 131402
Mar 28 - Apr 3 2074 146410
Apr 4-10 2078 158447
Apr 11-17 2169 173342
Apr 18-24 2273 215598
Apr 25 - May 1 2259 233232
May 2-8 2338 254233
May 9-15 2317 274489
May 16-22 2111 306850
May 23-29 1915 335981
May 30 - Jun 5 1967 358272
June 6-12 2037 385252
June 13-19 1918 417259
June 20-26 1571 437298
Jun 27-Jul 3 1423 454191
July 4-10 1279 471022
July 11-17 1067 481695
July 18-24 1048 492318
July 25-31 899 516662
Aug 1-7 800 527336
Aug 8-14 892 530202
Aug 15-21 1040 540590
Aug 22-28 1618 545437
Aug 29 - Sep 4 2039 563968
Sep 5-11 2001 570025
Sep 12-18 1682 573423

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
Nov 1-7 0 4 13 171 136 157 2
Nov 8-14 0 19 17 151 225 236 4
Nov 15-21 0 10 19 108 229 272 28
Nov 22-28 0 15 10 192 236 229 59
Nov 29-Dec 5 2 8 12 580 268 303 82
Dec 6-12 0 8 9 473 355 353 98
Dec 13-19 0 17 19 318 274 482 84
Dec 20-26 1 36 20 203 173 439 44
Dec 27-Jan 2 0 35 53 173 292 620 80
Jan 3-9 2 85 113 276 597 780 154
Jan 10-16 3 106 127 580 691 674 323
Jan 17-23 1 47 84 533 495 362 352
Jan 24-30 1 27 81 357 392 229 207
Jan 31 - Feb 6 0 11 83 162 392 177 202
Feb 7-13 0 27 131 240 247 168 147
Feb 14-20 0 4 156 235 228 358 75
Feb 21-27 0 7 171 156 205 303 141
Feb 28 - Mar 6 0 2 124 219 174 213 120
Mar 7-13 0 5 89 271 121 228 106
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 35 142 61 88 80
Apr 4-10 0 27 66 207 63 131 76
Apr 11-17 0 20 72 220 78 124 44
Apr 18-24 0 12 64 274 93 133 31
Apr 25 - May 1 0 10 90 123 100 183 17
May 2-8 4 29 63 154 90 226 27
May 9-15 3 5 43 199 192 137 23
May 16-22 3 9 36 188 145 68 20
May 23-29 2 1 85 296 140 84 42
May 30 - Jun 5 0 2 175 168 101 112 27
June 6-12 0 0 206 199 82 160 17
June 13-19 0 0 105 201 84 71 20
June 20-26 0 1 80 124 76 47 5
Jun 27-Jul 3 0 1 89 68 110 27 10
July 4-10 0 1 32 81 106 12 3
July 11-17 0 17 39 53 71 13 0
July 18-24 1 0 16 94 119 12 2
July 25-31 0 0 6 47 97 14 3
Aug 1-7 0 16 13 46 95 49 15
Aug 8-14 2 24 11 24 140 78 39
Aug 15-21 0 1 17 19 243 169 83
Aug 22-28 2 33 22 85 362 469 129
Aug 29 - Sep 4 0 44 39 31 578 404 180
Sep 5-11 11 30 61 42 457 431 180
Sep 12-18 1 17 20 11 18 17 83

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 5.0% 10.2% 14.7% 14.3% 4.0%
Female 5.5% 10.9% 16.5% 14.0% 3.7%

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