Northern Indigenous communities in Sask. have twice as many active COVID-19 cases, data shows – CBC

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Northern Indigenous communities in Sask. have twice as many active COVID-19 cases, data shows – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202130 Views

Oct 17, 2021

Communities in the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority have 2.6 times more deaths per 100,000 people

First Nation communities in the northern part of Saskatchewan are fighting an uphill battle against COVID-19 that has led to significantly higher case and death counts than the rest of the province.

There are about 364 active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in all of Saskatchewan — often referred to as the rate of active cases — as of Saturday. These include the active cases in First Nation communities located in northern Saskatchewan.

In comparison, the rate of active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 in northern First Nation communities alone is about 716 as of Saturday — nearly twice as high as the rate for the province as a whole.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/northern-indigenous-communities-covid-19-cases-1.6214495

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