COVID-19 Cases In Canada Are Rising At Alarming Rates In First Nation Communities
A number of them are coming from outside of the communities.
This is concerning. Cases ofin Canada are on the rise.
Since the middle of August, there has been a significant weekly increase in the number of new and active cases of the virus in First Nation communities.
That's led to the highest weekly increase in new cases since the pandemic started.
cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities
As of September 24, there have been a total of 631 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths.
First Nation communities have also seen 52 hospitalizations.
Active cases rose to 121 from 79 in the previous week.
Those confirmed positive cases are more than the totals in New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland & Labrador combined.
Those three provinces only have 530 cases of the virus.
There is even more concern because the number of cases that originate from outside of First Nation communities is growing as well.
Indigenous Services Canada is now asking people to keep up with public health guidelines like wearing a mask, avoiding non-essential trips and limiting the number of non-essential gatherings.
Canada has officially reached more thanof COVID-19.