First Nations people in Manitoba account for 25% of COVID-19 hospitalizations – CBC

First Nations people in Manitoba account for 25% of COVID-19 hospitalizations – CBC

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Jan 19, 2022

Pandemic response team lead says First Nations people still at higher risk for severe illness

First Nations people in Manitoba account for 25 per cent of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province, and 40 per cent of cases in ICU as of Jan. 18, according to the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Co-ordination Team.

“It’s not surprising. We’ve been hovering around 40 to 50 per cent at different waves throughout the pandemic,” said Melanie MacKinnon, who leads the team.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/manitoba-first-nations-covid-19-hospitalizations-1.6321002

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