Canada's COVID Cases Are Falling, But Remain High in Indigenous Communities

Cases of COVID-19 are rising in Indigenous communities in Western Canada faster than among the general population, at a time when people are grappling with delayed inoculation campaigns due to vaccine shortages.

According to Canada Public Health and Indigenous Services data, Indigenous communities currently have about 8 percent of the country’s 68,413 active COVID-19 cases, despite accounting for about 5 percent of the total population.

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