Key messages:

  • There were 167 new positive results among First Nations people over the past week ending Apr 18, 2021. This is an increase from the total of 143 last week. It is too early to say if this is the start of an increasing number of cases such as that seen across Ontario in past weeks. The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 3,267.
  • Only one area (Central) had an increase of more than 10% positive results over the previous week.
  • Test volume appears to be increasing slightly this week.
  • The cumulative positivity rate continues to increase at low rates in First Nations and across Ontario.
  • There is a slight increasing trend in hospitalizations and deaths among First Nations (centering around 5% and 1.5% respectively), compared to an equally slight decreasing trend across Ontario. Trends in these outcomes tend to lag changes in case volume by several weeks.
  • See addendum for more information about First Nations hospitalizations and deaths: Weekly COVID-19 Report Hospitalizations

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