More than 68 percent of adults in Aboriginal communities have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest figures from the Indigenous Peoples Service of Canada.
To date, a total of 416,106 doses of vaccine have been administered to 690 indigenous and Inuit communities, including 134,740 second doses. Percentage based on Statistics Canada 2021 demographic projections.
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According to the latest figures from the Indigenous Peoples Service of Canada, there were 820 active cases among indigenous peoples as of May 11, up 59 from the week before.
Most of the new infections have been reported primarily in the prairies, with 238 new cases in Alberta and 160 new cases in Manitoba since last week. Nunavut reports 69 active cases in Iqaluit as of May 12.
“This pandemic is not over yet and we cannot let our guards down,” said Mark Miller, Canada’s Indigenous Affairs Minister, during a news briefing Wednesday.
“We are making progress with vaccinations and it is encouraging to see the total number of cases have dropped over the past four months, coupled with increased public health measures. The trend over the past few days has not been very good, so we need to reverse the rise without giving up or settling down. “
Eight deaths have been reported in the past week, bringing the total number of indigenous people living in the reserve and dying from the virus to 326. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 28,118 cases have been reported in indigenous communities, of which 1,255 have been hospitalized. … The number of native peoples who have recovered from this disease is currently 26,972.
Total number of cases in indigenous communities by region, reported as of 11 May:
- British Columbia: 3,007
- Alberta: 8103
- Saskatchewan: 6742
- Manitoba: 7,518
- Ontario: 2004
- Quebec: 728
- Atlantic: 16
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsening cough.
- Shortness of breath or shortness of breath.
- Temperature not lower than 38 ° C.
- Feeling of a fever.
- Fatigue or weakness.
- Muscle or body pain.
- New loss of smell or taste.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting).
- The state of health is very bad.
If you suspect you have COVID-19, contact your local health department to make an appointment at a screening clinic.
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