Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Weekly data was last updated on May 21, 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..

Cumulative reported, recovered and newly reported cases in First Nations communities

The charts with epidemic curves over time (epi curves) below show:

The flattening epi curve suggests many First Nations communities are 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 2 0
Mar 15-21 10 0
Mar 22-28 14 0
Mar 29 - Apr 4 33 0
Apr 5-11 50 2
Apr 12-18 71 20
Apr 19-25 123 36
Apr 26 - May 2 157 60
May 3-9 185 102
May 10-16 198 141
May 17-23 205 156

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.

 
Newly reported cases by region and episode date
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Date QC ON SK AB BC
Mar 8-14 0 1 1 0 0
Mar 15-21 0 7 1 0 0
Mar 22-28 0 3 1 0 0
Mar 29 - Apr 4 13 3 2 1 0
Apr 5-11 14 1 0 0 2
Apr 12-18 0 6 8 3 4
Apr 19-25 0 14 1 16 21
Apr 26 - May 2 3 6 13 6 6
May 3-9 1 2 17 3 5
May 10-16 1 1 3 7 1
May 17-23 3 1 1 2 0

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 6.1% 17.6% 15.3% 7.6% 4.6%
Female 4.6% 14.5% 19.8% 7.6% 2.3%

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