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

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

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202110 Views

Apr 07, 2021

5 deaths on-reserve reported from the virus since last week

As vaccine distribution continues in First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada, the number of active COVID-19 cases continues on a downward trend.

There were 707 active cases in First Nations communities as of April 4, a decrease of 224 from a week prior according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. As of March 31, there were no active cases in the Nunavik region of Quebec and zero active cases reported in Nunavut.

New infections this week were reported primarily in Alberta and Manitoba with 84 and 81 cases respectively reported on-reserve. A new rapid COVID-19 testing facility opened in Winnipeg’s North End to make it easier for urban Indigenous people, as well as those travelling to northern Indigenous communities, to be tested for the virus.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-covid-19-update-1.5976541

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