Grim’ COVID-19 data highlights inequities on Saskatchewan reserves – Globalnews.ca

Grim’ COVID-19 data highlights inequities on Saskatchewan reserves – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202126 Views

Community leaders have been saying it from the start: the COVID-19 pandemic will disproportionately harm First Nations people.

New data from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) confirms that fear. As of Monday, there were 13,636 cases confirmed on First Nations reserves across Canada, mostly in the prairies.

Reserves in Saskatchewan have had 3,466 cases. Dr. Ibrahim Khan, ISC’s medical health officer for the province, said more than 1,100 of those cases are active.

“That certainly gives you a very grim… picture of the COVID impact, particularly on First Nations populations on reserve in Saskatchewan,” Khan told Global News.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7586882/saskatchewan-covid-19-first-nations-reserves/

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