President Moreno’s administration has not provided clear information on the pandemic’s evolution within Indigenous communities.
The number of COVID-19 cases among the Indigenous peoples living in the Ecuadorean Amazon rose to 2,113 on Wednesday, while there have been 33 confirmed deaths and 53 probable deaths from coronavirus so far.
These figures were compiled by an interactive COVID-19 monitoring platform developed by a partnership among the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorean Amazon (Confeniae), the NGO Amazon Watch, the Aldea Foundation, and the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ).
This virtual tool daily monitors the cases reported in the Kichwa, Shuar, Waorani, Siekopai, Siona, Sapara, Shiwiar, Andwa, and Achuar communities.
The Indigenous community that is most affected by the pandemic is the Kichwa, which registers 379 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths, according to the platform.