Update on COVID-19 Nationally In Indigenous Communities

OTTAWA-TTAWA, TRADITIONAL ALGONQUIN TERRITORY,-First Nations on-reserve have four times the lower case rate than that of the general Canadian population, three times less fatalities, and a 30% higher recovery rate, Dr Thom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health said in a report Tuesday. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic both the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health have been providing regular updates to media. In lieu of an in-person briefing this week Dr. Wong is provided a COVID-19 update. The COVID-19 curve continues to flatten in Indigenous communities as leaders are working tirelessly to make sure their community members have access to the most up to date public health information and who are advocating for the support their communities…

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