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Covid-19 case numbers climb again in First Nations communities – Yahoo News

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202119 Views

October 21, 2021

Numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities across Canada rose again this week, with new case numbers climbing back up slightly and two provinces climbing over the 12,000-active-case plateau this week.

There are 1,889 active cases currently ongoing in First Nations communities across Canada, up from 1,821 last week. Four more deaths were also added to the toll of lives lost to the virus and its complications. The death toll rose again to 451 lives lost to the virus since the pandemic began, up from last week’s 433.

The statistics continue to paint a grim picture as the fourth wave takes hold in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, across Canada, thanks to the more-contagious Delta variant of the virus.

Indigenous Services Canada reports ‘the rate of reported active cases of COVID-19 in First Nations people living on-reserve was going down since mid-January 2021 and reached its lowest point during the first week of August at 84.2 per 100,000. Since then, it started to rise again and is currently 417.5 per 100,000 or 4.2 times the respective rate in the general Canadian population.’

Read More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/covid-19-case-numbers-climb-130653495.html

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