Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Data is current as of November 20, 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
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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 19-25 129 38
Apr 26 - May 2 166 62
May 3-9 190 105
May 10-16 207 148
May 17-23 218 178
May 24-30 222 192
May 31 - Jun 6 243 205
June 7-13 266 206
June 14-20 290 226
June 21-27 316 250
Jun 28 - Jul 4 342 278
July 5-11 359 300
July 12-18 369 327
July 19-25 391 343
Jul 26 - Aug 1 408 356
Aug 2-8 424 383
Aug 9-15 425 399
Aug 16-22 436 409
Aug 23-29 447 418
Aug 30 - Sep 5 481 424
Sep 6-12 540 438
Sep 13-19 613 485
Sep 20-26 693 534
Sep 27 - Oct 3 777 614
Oct 4-10 959 671
Oct 11-17 1158 735
Oct 18-24 1399 868
Oct 25-31 1740 1070
Nov 1-7 2203 1283
Nov 8-14 2773 1450
Nov 15-21 2956 1727

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 50
Apr 19-25 91
Apr 26 - May 2 101
May 3-9 81
May 10-16 54
May 17-23 34
May 24-30 24
May 31 - Jun 6 32
June 7-13 53
June 14-20 57
June 21-27 59
Jun 28 - Jul 4 57
July 5-11 52
July 12-18 35
July 19-25 41
Jul 26 - Aug 1 45
Aug 2-8 34
Aug 9-15 19
Aug 16-22 20
Aug 23-29 22
Aug 30 - Sep 5 49
Sep 6-12 92
Sep 13-19 117
Sep 20-26 147
Sep 27 - Oct 3 151
Oct 4-10 275
Oct 11-17 409
Oct 18-24 516
Oct 25-31 654
Nov 1-7 902
Nov 8-14 1302
Nov 15-21 1204

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
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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 7 16 22
Apr 26 - May 2 3 6 0 16 6 6
May 3-9 2 2 0 11 4 5
May 10-16 1 5 0 3 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 3 15 1
June 7-13 0 2 0 9 12 0
June 14-20 0 5 0 14 5 0
June 21-27 0 1 0 5 20 0
Jun 28 - July 4 0 0 0 1 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 4 9 7
Jul 26 - Aug 1 0 1 0 0 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 0 2 9 2 29 17
Sep 13-19 2 5 5 1 42 18
Sep 20-26 1 7 20 2 17 33
Sep 27 - Oct 3 7 6 32 6 15 18
Oct 4-10 15 25 43 46 48 5
Oct 11-17 1 29 49 75 40 5
Oct 18-24 4 19 127 50 36 5
Oct 25-31 21 3 162 95 57 3
Nov 1-7 4 6 157 139 155 2
Nov 8-14 19 8 145 188 206 4
Nov 15-21 10 1 33 70 41 28

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.
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Age group 60+ 40-59 20-39 5-19 0-4
Male 6.4% 11.9% 13.7% 12.1% 2.6%
Female 7.7% 13.8% 17.2% 12.1% 2.5%

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