Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities

Case counts are as of February 2, 2023. Vaccine uptake data is as of January 3, 2023.

To make sure the charts are easy to read and show current trends, only the most recent 52 weeks are displayed in a 4-week format.

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About the charts

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
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Date Cumulative total reported cases Cumulative total recovered cases
Jan 9-15 65,820 55,580
Jan 16-22 70,517 60,207
Jan 23-29 75,048 65,125
Jan 30-Feb 5 78,042 69,003
Feb 6-12 81,670 72,814
Feb 13-19 84,370 76,337
Feb 20-26 86,809 79,173
Feb 27-Mar 5 88,811 81,591
Mar 6-12 91,152 83,867
Mar 13-19 92,672 85,870
Mar 20-26 95,138 88,010
Mar 27-Apr 2 97,297 90,062
Apr 3-9 100,764 93,450
Apr 10-16 102,752 95,500
Apr 17-23 104,311 97,924
Apr 24-30 105,931 99,866
May 1-7 107,042 101,536
May 8-14 107,994 103,218
May 15-21 108,487 104,233
May 22-28 109,006 104,970
May 29-Jun 4 109,547 105,519
Jun 5-11 109,991 106,023
Jun 12-18 110,439 106,534
Jun 19-25 110,864 106,962
Jun 26-Jul 2 111,654 107,548
Jul 3-9 112,389 108,256
Jul 10-16 113,131 108,954
Jul 17-23 113,750 109,712
Jul 24-30 114,415 110,236
Jul 31-Aug 6 115,180 111,034
Aug 7-13 116,065 111,886
Aug 14-20 116,981 112,769
Aug 21-27 117,925 113,719
Aug 28-Sep 3 118,689 114,734
Sep 4-10 119,198 115,467
Sep 11-17 119,545 116,229
Sep 18-24 119,890 116,662
Sep 25-Oct 1 120,153 116,997
Oct 2-8 120,494 117,251
Oct 9-15 120,899 117,468
Oct 16-22 121,270 118,105
Oct 23-29 121,712 118,494
Oct 30-Nov 5 122,065 119,034
Nov 6-12 122,406 119,707
Nov 13-19 122,754 120,162
Nov 20-26 123,052 120,694
Nov 27-Dec 3 123,356 121,233
Dec 4-10 123,635 121,615
Dec 11-17 123,879 122,028
Dec 18-24 124,033 122,352
Dec 25-31 124,329 122,584
Jan 1-7 124,454 122,704
Jan 8-14 124,628 123,127
Jan 15-21 125,132 123,811
Jan 22-28 125,250 124,074
Jan 29-Feb 4 125,342 124,150

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
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Week Active Cases Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (includes 1st and 2nd doses)
Jan 9-15 9,664 756,374
Jan 16-22 9,727 770,216
Jan 23-29 9,327 786,229
Jan 30-Feb 5 8,431 785,590
Feb 6-12 8,232 794,444
Feb 13-19 7,400 805,844
Feb 20-26 6,980 813,457
Feb 27-Mar 5 6,556 818,879
Mar 6-12 6,612 822,947
Mar 13-19 6,118 831,623
Mar 20-26 6,442 833,185
Mar 27-Apr 2 6,540 835,344
Apr 3-9 6,615 836,962
Apr 10-16 6,551 870,618
Apr 17-23 5,683 870,618
Apr 24-30 5,358 872,839
May 1-7 4,794 873,741
May 8-14 4,052 875,824
May 15-21 3,527 875,824
May 22-28 3,306 878,634
May 29-Jun 4 3,297 878,634
Jun 5-11 3,234 881,349
Jun 12-18 3,167 881,349
Jun 19-25 3,161 835,344
Jun 26-Jul 2 3,364 883,680
Jul 3-9 3,390 888,898
Jul 10-16 3,433 888,898
Jul 17-23 3,292 888,780
Jul 24-30 3,433 888,780
Jul 31-Aug 6 3,395 894,970
Aug 7-13 3,426 894,970
Aug 14-20 3,458 896,044
Aug 21-27 3,451 896,044
Aug 28-Sep 3 3,197 898,482
Sep 4-10 2,970 898,482
Sep 11-17 2,553 903,506
Sep 18-24 2,464 903,506
Sep 25-Oct 1 2,390 906,468
Oct 2-8 2,477 906,468
Oct 9-15 2,664 914,465
Oct 16-22 2,397 914,465
Oct 23-29 2,447 917,447
Oct 30-Nov 5 2,259 917,447
Nov 6-12 1,926 924,142
Nov 13-19 1,817 924,142
Nov 20-26 1,581 924,142
Nov 27-Dec 3 1,346 924,142
Dec 4-10 1,242 933,344
Dec 11-17 1,071 933,344
Dec 18-24 899 933,344
Dec 25-31 961 933,344
Jan 1-7 965 935,871
Jan 8-14 716 935,871
Jan 15-21 536 935,871
Jan 22-28 391 935,871
Jan 29-Feb 4 404 935,871

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
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Date ATL QC ON MB SK AB BC
Jan 9-15 1,027 3,952 6,754 16,399 14,462 16,307 6,919
Jan 16-22 1,146 4,825 7,528 17,873 14,834 17,091 7,220
Jan 23-29 1,494 5,681 8,306 18,984 15,231 17,834 7,518
Jan 30-Feb 5 1,640 6,006 9,121 19,781 15,405 18,347 7,742
Feb 6-12 1,733 6,710 10,042 20,851 15,538 18,769 8,027
Feb 13-19 1,959 7,166 10,844 21,563 15,642 19,031 8,165
Feb 20-26 2,236 7,377 11,857 22,152 15,681 19,202 8,304
Feb 27-Mar 5 2,292 7,742 12,797 22,553 15,685 19,350 8,392
Mar 6-12 2,488 8,278 13,692 23,077 15,689 19,467 8,461
Mar 13-19 2,543 8,467 14,448 23,441 15,692 19,577 8,504
Mar 20-26 3,175 8,761 15,226 23,797 15,901 19,740 8,538
Mar 27-Apr 2 3,743 9,106 15,902 24,126 15,976 19,869 8,575
Apr 3-9 4,107 10,860 16,625 24,542 16,061 19,994 8,575
Apr 10-16 4,107 11,694 17,395 24,752 16,088 20,114 8,602
Apr 17-23 4,272 12,087 18,040 24,929 16,113 20,233 8,637
Apr 24-30 4,316 12,759 18,656 25,059 16,156 20,305 8,680
May 1-7 4,491 13,007 19,075 25,220 16,191 20,356 8,702
May 8-14 4,491 13,446 19,408 25,308 16,216 20,401 8,724
May 15-21 4,512 13,491 19,716 25,378 16,236 20,430 8,724
May 22-28 4,620 13,501 20,017 25,426 16,247 20,451 8,744
May 29-Jun 4 4,620 13,553 20,395 25,476 16,261 20,488 8,754
Jun 5-11 4,620 13,598 20,697 25,500 16,297 20,509 8,770
Jun 12-18 4,620 13,651 20,968 25,571 16,317 20,531 8,781
Jun 19-25 4,658 13,707 21,227 25,593 16,342 20,547 8,790
Jun 26-Jul 2 4,658 13,910 21,706 25,669 16,346 20,563 8,802
Jul 3-9 4,658 13,930 22,375 25,690 16,351 20,579 8,806
Jul 10-16 4,658 14,092 22,877 25,730 16,358 20,599 8,817
Jul 17-23 4,658 14,188 23,266 25,807 16,361 20,640 8,830
Jul 24-30 4,658 14,253 23,695 25,920 16,364 20,680 8,845
Jul 31-Aug 6 4,658 14,378 24,124 26,065 16,380 20,722 8,853
Aug 7-13 4,658 14,405 24,580 26,383 16,396 20,781 8,862
Aug 14-20 4,658 14,447 25,067 26,701 16,432 20,806 8,870
Aug 21-27 4,658 14,496 25,660 26,941 16,466 20,822 8,882
Aug 28-Sep 3 4,658 14,523 26,192 27,083 16,503 20,837 8,893
Sep 4-10 4,658 14,527 26,508 27,222 16,524 20,855 8,904
Sep 11-17 4,658 14,546 26,721 27,295 16,534 20,878 8,913
Sep 18-24 4,658 14,557 26,960 27,359 16,542 20,888 8,926
Sep 25-Oct 1 4,658 14,564 27,143 27,390 16,566 20,901 8,931
Oct 2-8 4,658 14,568 27,420 27,419 16,580 20,909 8,940
Oct 9-15 4,658 14,587 27,696 27,475 16,606 20,923 8,954
Oct 16-22 4,658 14,595 27,960 27,522 16,617 20,947 8,971
Oct 23-29 4,658 14,603 28,308 27,565 16,631 20,962 8,985
Oct 30-Nov 5 4,658 14,616 28,550 27,650 16,638 20,964 8,989
Nov 6-12 4,658 14,640 28,766 27,725 16,649 20,971 8,997
Nov 13-19 4,658 14,650 28,986 27,823 16,655 20,981 9,001
Nov 20-26 4,658 14,667 29,156 27,910 16,670 20,985 9,006
Nov 27-Dec 3 4,658 14,669 29,367 27,969 16,683 20,993 9,017
Dec 4-10 4,658 14,710 29,539 28,014 16,689 20,998 9,027
Dec 11-17 4,658 14,738 29,702 28,047 16,699 21,001 9,034
Dec 18-24 4,658 14,740 29,813 28,068 16,704 21,009 9,041
Dec 25-31 4,658 14,771 30,038 28,086 16,711 21,014 9,051
Jan 1-7 4,658 14,771 30,122 28,103 16,717 21,025 9,058
Jan 8-14 4,658 14,774 30,190 28,121 16,781 21,037 9,067
Jan 15-21 4,658 14,832 30,584 28,134 16,800 21,048 9,076
Jan 22-28 4,658 14,833 30,683 28,140 16,807 21,053 9,076
Jan 29-Feb 4 4,658 14,833 30,750 28,143 16,814 21,056 9,088

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.
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Age group 60+ 40-59 20-39 5-19 0-4
Male 5.3% 10.1% 13.7% 13.7% 4.0%
Female 6.5% 12.2% 16.7% 13.8% 3.8%

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