Coronavirus Canada updates: Cases among Indigenous communities

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: COVID-19 outbreak spreads at New Westminster site
Coronavirus Canada Updates: COVID-19 outbreak spreads at New Westminster site

As of May 13, there are 185 cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves, according to chief medical officer of Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Tom Wong.

Two people have died after contracting the virus, while 63 per cent have recovered.

Wond said the statistics are only available for Indigenous peoples living on reserves, and asked that provinces help him get a clearer picture of how the virus is having an effect on all Indigenous people in Canada.

Of the cases on reserves, 43 of them are in Saskatchewan. The La Loche community and the nearby Clearwater River Dene Nation have been at the centre of its outbreak. On Thursday, four of the province’s five new cases were from the La Loche area.

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