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Covid Trends

Covid Trends is a tool that provides summary data about COVID-19 in your area. When you search by municipality (city, town), or by the first 3 characters of your postal code, data from your health region will appear.


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What are health regions?

Health regions are geographic areas defined by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Local health authorities are responsible for the delivery and administration of health services to Canadians in their region.

Epidemiological data

We use epidemiological surveillance data to show how the COVID-19 situation is evolving in Canada. The dashboard is updated daily at approximately 9:30 PM Eastern Time using publicly reported cases and deaths. The last update was on .

Data source: Berry I, Soucy J-PR, Tuite A, Fisman D. Open access epidemiologic data and an interactive dashboard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. CMAJ. 2020 Apr 14; 192(15) : E420. DOI: Open access epidemiologic data and an interactive dashboard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada.

Vaccination coverage data

We track COVID-19 vaccination coverage across Canada by key demographics and vaccine product. We update this information every Friday at 12:00 PM Eastern Time with data up to and including the previous Saturday.

FluWatchers data

For the 2020-2021 surveillance season, the FluWatchers program is tracking both COVID-19 and influenza in the community. This is because some of the symptoms are common to both illnesses (like a cough and fever). The data presented in the map may not measure the true level of COVID-19 in an area because of this.

FluWatchers are volunteers who provide their symptoms on a weekly basis. Sign up to help make the data more accurate!

Mobility data

We use mobility data to understand trends in the movement of populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This dashboard displays mobility data at the health region level. This data is anonymous and a summary of population movement.

The Government of Canada, public health officials, or any users of this data cannot determine an individual's movement.

Mobility data is updated weekly, every Thursday at approximately 10 A.M. EST.

Measuring mobility

The mobility data that is displayed here shows changes in movement during a week, compared to movement from the previous week. Movement refers to the percentage of time spent away from a primary area. Primary areas are where devices spend the most amount of time during the night. This change in movement may help us understand associated risks with COVID-19 transmission.

Limitations

The Government of Canada purchases mobility data from companies who specialize in producing anonymized and aggregated mobility data based on location-based services that are embedded into various third-party apps on personal devices. The Government of Canada only receives aggregate numbers that describe the movement of large populations.

There are limitations to using this data as an indicator for COVID transmission risk.

The data cannot:

  • capture movement that happens where a person did not have a GPS or wifi enabled device
  • determine if public health measures are being followed (such as wearing a mask or maintaining physical distancing of two meters)

Mobility data does not consider differences in:

  • local policies
  • population density
  • landscapes (e.g.forests)
  • availability of essential services near a person’s home

Mobility data within COVIDTrends is based on a sample of the population using devices and therefore doesn’t represent the entire population. The data also does not have demographic information. As a result, This data does not consider population differences in:

  • ages
  • genders
  • income levels

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