Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of October 23, 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, active and newly reported cases 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. 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.

Cumulative total number of reported and recovered cases in First Nations communities by case status and date
Text alternative for cumulative reported and recovered cases
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 19-25 127 38
Apr 26 - May 2 164 62
May 3-9 188 105
May 10-16 206 150
May 17-23 217 178
May 24-30 221 192
May 31 - Jun 6 241 205
June 7-13 269 206
June 14-20 291 226
June 21-27 314 250
Jun 28 - Jul 4 341 278
July 5-11 358 300
July 12-18 368 327
July 19-25 389 343
Jul 26 - Aug 1 407 356
Aug 2-8 423 383
Aug 9-15 424 399
Aug 16-22 435 409
Aug 23-29 446 418
Aug 30 - Sep 5 480 424
Sep 6-12 539 438
Sep 13-19 611 485
Sep 20-26 687 534
Sep 27 - Oct 3 763 614
Oct 4-10 923 670
Oct 11-17 1098 734
Oct 18-24 1150 812

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
Number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities by episode date
Date Cumulative total active cases
Mar 8-14 3
Mar 15-21 10
Mar 22-28 15
Mar 29 - Apr 4 32
Apr 5-11 49
Apr 12-18 49
Apr 19-25 86
Apr 26 - May 2 99
May 3-9 79
May 10-16 51
May 17-23 33
May 24-30 23
May 31 - Jun 6 30
June 7-13 56
June 14-20 58
June 21-27 57
Jun 28 - Jul 4 56
July 5-11 51
July 12-18 34
July 19-25 39
Jul 26 - Aug 1 44
Aug 2-8 33
Aug 9-15 18
Aug 16-22 19
Aug 23-29 21
Aug 30 - Sep 5 48
Sep 6-12 91
Sep 13-19 113
Sep 20-26 140
Sep 27 - Oct 3 136
Oct 4-10 240
Oct 11-17 350
Oct 18-24 323

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.

 
Newly reported cases by region and episode date
Text alternative for newly reported cases
Date QC ON MB SK AB BC
Mar 8-14 0 1 0 2 0 0
Mar 15-21 0 7 0 0 0 0
Mar 22-28 0 3 0 2 0 0
Mar 29 - Apr 4 13 3 0 0 1 0
Apr 5-11 14 1 0 3 0 2
Apr 12-18 0 6 0 5 3 4
Apr 19-25 0 14 0 5 16 22
Apr 26 - May 2 3 6 0 16 6 6
May 3-9 1 2 0 12 4 5
May 10-16 1 5 0 4 7 1
May 17-23 3 1 0 2 3 2
May 24-30 0 1 0 2 1 0
May 31 - Jun 6 0 2 0 2 15 1
June 7-13 0 2 0 14 12 0
June 14-20 0 5 0 12 5 0
June 21-27 0 1 0 2 20 0
Jun 28 - July 4 0 0 0 2 25 0
July 5-11 0 1 0 1 15 0
July 12-18 0 0 0 0 9 1
July 19-25 0 2 0 3 9 7
Jul 26 - Aug 1 0 1 0 1 4 12
Aug 2-8 6 0 0 2 5 3
Aug 9-15 0 0 0 0 0 1
Aug 16-22 0 0 0 0 9 2
Aug 23-29 0 0 0 1 9 1
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2 0 1 0 26 5
Sep 6-12 1 2 9 1 29 17
Sep 13-19 2 5 4 2 41 18
Sep 20-26 1 7 16 1 18 33
Sep 27 - Oct 3 7 5 30 2 14 18
Oct 4-10 9 24 39 35 46 7
Oct 11-17 0 28 30 77 35 5
Oct 18-24 3 10 7 15 12 5

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.
Text alternative for confirmed positive cases in First Nations communities by age and sex
Age group 60+ 40-59 20-39 5-19 0-4
Male 6.5% 11.7% 13.8% 10.9% 3.4%
Female 8.4% 13.8% 17.6% 11.0% 2.8%

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