COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202225 Views

Jan 27, 2022

41 new hospitalizations on First Nations since last week

The total number of hospitalizations for people on First Nations due to COVID-19 has increased by 41 since Jan. 19, and there have been 11 more deaths since last week.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) said as of Jan. 26, there had been 2,585 total hospitalizations in First Nations communities due to COVID-19, and 599 deaths.

According to data from ISC, there were 5,509 active cases of COVID-19 reported in First Nations as of Jan. 26. This is up from the 5,097 active cases reported as of Jan. 19. Case numbers may be understated as some provinces are now limiting access to PCR tests.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/covid-19-in-indigenous-communities-what-you-need-to-know-1.6329788

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