Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities
Data is current as of October 23, 2020
About the charts
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, active and newly reported cases in First Nations communities
The charts with epidemic curves over time (epi curves) below show:
- the cumulative totals of reported and recovered COVID-19 cases
- active cases
- newly reported COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities in provinces
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.
Text alternative for cumulative reported and recovered cases
|Date||Cumulative total reported cases||Cumulative total recovered cases|
|Mar 29 - Apr 4||32||0|
|Apr 26 - May 2||164||62|
|May 31 - Jun 6||241||205|
|Jun 28 - Jul 4||341||278|
|Jul 26 - Aug 1||407||356|
|Aug 30 - Sep 5||480||424|
|Sep 27 - Oct 3||763||614|
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
|Date||Cumulative total active cases|
|Mar 29 - Apr 4||32|
|Apr 26 - May 2||99|
|May 31 - Jun 6||30|
|Jun 28 - Jul 4||56|
|Jul 26 - Aug 1||44|
|Aug 30 - Sep 5||48|
|Sep 27 - Oct 3||136|
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.
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|Mar 29 - Apr 4||13||3||0||0||1||0|
|Apr 26 - May 2||3||6||0||16||6||6|
|May 31 - Jun 6||0||2||0||2||15||1|
|Jun 28 - July 4||0||0||0||2||25||0|
|Jul 26 - Aug 1||0||1||0||1||4||12|
|Aug 30 - Sep 5||2||0||1||0||26||5|
|Sep 27 - Oct 3||7||5||30||2||14||18|
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
Text alternative for confirmed positive cases in First Nations communities by age and sex