Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of September 29, 2022. Vaccine data is as of September 27, 2022.

To make sure the charts are easy to read and show current trends, only the most recent 53 weeks are displayed in a 4-week 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
Oct 10-16 45,333 41,436
Oct 17-23 46,496 42,690
Oct 24-30 47,438 43,817
Oct 31 - Nov 6 48,256 44,913
Nov 7-13 49,061 45,871
Nov 14-20 49,798 46,690
Nov 21-27 50,415 47,393
Nov 28-Dec 4 51,086 48,111
Dec 5-11 51,680 48,792
Dec 12-18 52,295 49,413
Dec 19-25 53,228 50,060
Dec 26 - Jan 1 55,246 50,568
Jan 2-8 60,660 52,244
Jan 9-15 65,599 55,949
Jan 16-22 70,274 60,761
Jan 23-29 74,752 65,905
Jan 30 - Feb 5 77,759 69,913
Feb 6-12 81,451 73,816
Feb 13-19 84,097 77,540
Feb 20-26 86,446 80,522
Feb 27 - Mar 5 88,406 83,080
Mar 6-12 90,711 85,461
Mar 13-19 92,281 87,493
Mar 20-26 94,865 89,713
Mar 27-Apr 2 97,052 91,831
Apr 3-9 100,515 95,186
Apr 10-16 102,422 97,208
Apr 17-23 104,010 99,623
Apr 24-30 105,581 101,523
May 1-7 106,712 103,192
May 8-14 107,745 104,952
May 15-21 108,399 106,192
May 22-28 108,900 106,878
May 29 - Jun 4 109,504 107,416
June 5-11 109,926 107,928
June 12-18 110,302 108,491
June 19-25 110,673 108,907
Jun 26 - Jul 2 111,307 109,439
July 3-9 111,870 110,078
July 10-16 112,987 110,813
July 17-23 113,571 111,548
Jul 24-30 114,203 112,046
Jul 31 - Aug 6 114,941 112,853
Aug 7-13 115,837 113,772
Aug 14-20 116,675 114,656
Aug 21-27 117,561 115,553
Aug 28 - Sep 3 118,120 116,543
Sep 4-10 118,791 117,247
Sep 11-17 119,235 118,092
Sep 18-24 119,595 118,515
Sep 25 - Oct 1 119,786 118,747

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
Week Active Cases Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (includes 1st and 2nd doses)
Oct 10-16 3,439 602,803
Oct 17-23 3,330 609,360
Oct 24-30 3,128 616,726
Oct 31 - Nov 6 2,835 627,251
Nov 7-13 2,674 636,469
Nov 14-20 2,581 643,724
Nov 21-27 2,486 653,925
Nov 28-Dec 4 2,434 669,969
Dec 5-11 2,339 688,524
Dec 12-18 2,326 708,822
Dec 19-25 2,608 740,147
Dec 26 - Jan 1 4,113 746,494
Jan 2-8 7,844 749,764
Jan 9-15 9,066 756,374
Jan 16-22 8,918 770,216
Jan 23-29 8,241 786,229
Jan 30 - Feb 5 7,231 785,590
Feb 6-12 7,004 794,444
Feb 13-19 5,914 805,844
Feb 20-26 5,267 813,457
Feb 27 - Mar 5 4,660 818,879
Mar 6-12 4,577 822,947
Mar 13-19 4,106 831,623
Mar 20-26 4,467 833,185
Mar 27 - Apr 2 4,529 835,344
Apr 3-9 4,637 836,962
Apr 10-16 4,520 870,618
Apr 17-23 3,684 870,618
Apr 24-30 3,349 872,839
May 1-7 2,805 873,741
May 8-14 2,072 875,824
May 15-21 1,484 875,824
May 22-28 1,299 878,634
May 29 - Jun 4 1,364 878,634
June 5-11 1,272 881,349
June 12-18 1,080 881,349
June 19-25 1,032 883,680
Jun 26 - Jul 2 1,133 883,680
July 3-9 1,055 888,898
July 10-16 1,436 888,898
July 17-23 1,282 888,780
Jul 24-30 1,416 888,780
Jul 31 - Aug 6 1,341 894,970
Aug 7-13 1,317 894,970
Aug 14-20 1,269 896,044
Aug 21-27 1,257 896,044
Aug 28 - Sep 3 823 898,482
Sep 4-10 789 898,482
Sep 11-17 387 903,506
Sep 18-24 322 903,506
Sep 25 - Oct 1 279 906,468

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
Text alternative for chart 3: newly reported cases
Date ATL QC ON MB SK AB BC
Oct 10-16 7 20 40 147 400 389 202
Oct 17-23 8 20 41 181 343 313 257
Oct 24-30 14 1 26 162 230 262 247
Oct 31 - Nov 6 12 6 27 212 211 183 167
Nov 7-13 42 2 50 248 136 129 198
Nov 14-20 61 46 84 225 71 88 162
Nov 21-27 57 41 114 162 56 76 111
Nov 28-Dec 4 35 37 244 158 46 44 107
Dec 5-11 18 53 199 155 28 39 102
Dec 12-18 49 73 116 250 14 55 58
Dec 19-25 83 137 200 321 20 113 59
Dec 26 - Jan 1 107 253 619 652 70 250 67
Jan 2-8 222 1444 817 1816 199 714 202
Jan 9-15 240 831 868 1682 352 637 329
Jan 16-22 119 873 809 1426 372 775 301
Jan 23-29 348 856 808 1044 397 727 298
Jan 30 - Feb 5 146 325 856 779 174 503 224
Feb 6-12 93 704 997 1067 133 413 285
Feb 13-19 226 456 767 698 104 257 138
Feb 20-26 277 211 931 589 39 163 139
Feb 27 - Mar 5 56 365 906 398 4 143 88
Mar 6-12 196 536 867 521 4 112 69
Mar 13-19 55 189 812 359 3 109 43
Mar 20-26 632 294 891 362 209 162 34
Mar 27 - Apr 2 568 345 703 332 75 127 37
Apr 3-9 364 1754 719 416 85 125 0
Apr 10-16 0 834 689 210 27 120 27
Apr 17-23 165 393 675 177 25 118 35
Apr 24-30 44 672 568 130 43 71 43
May 1-7 175 248 439 161 35 51 22
May 8-14 0 439 414 88 25 45 22
May 15-21 21 45 469 70 20 29 0
May 22-28 108 10 284 48 11 20 20
May 29 - Jun 4 0 52 441 50 14 37 10
June 5-11 0 45 280 24 36 21 16
June 12-18 0 53 199 71 20 22 11
June 19-25 38 56 205 22 25 16 9
June 26 - July 2 0 203 323 76 4 16 12
July 3-9 0 20 497 21 5 16 4
July 10-16 0 162 877 40 7 20 11
July 17-23 0 96 355 77 3 40 13
Jul 24-30 0 65 397 113 3 39 15
Jul 31 - Aug 6 0 125 402 145 16 42 8
Aug 7-13 0 27 467 318 16 59 9
Aug 14-20 0 42 409 318 36 25 8
Aug 21-27 0 49 535 240 34 16 12
Aug 28 - Sep 3 0 27 325 143 37 16 11
Sep 4-10 0 4 478 139 21 18 11
Sep 11-17 0 19 312 73 10 21 9
Sep 18-24 0 11 253 63 8 8 17
Sep 25 - Oct 1 0 7 131 13 27 5 8

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 5.2% 9.9% 14.0% 14.1% 4.3%
Female 6.2% 11.5% 16.7% 14.1% 4.0%

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