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COVID-19 daily epidemiology update Download page in .pdf format

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Summary of COVID-19 cases across Canada and over time. Contains detailed data about the spread of the virus over time and in different regions of the country. Includes breakdowns by age and sex or gender. Provides an overview of hospitalizations and deaths, testing, variants of concern and exposures.

Changes to update schedule

Victoria Day: The health region data in the Current Situation section will be updated on May 23 by 11 pm EST. The regular update schedule for all other sections will resume on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

We are working with the provinces and territories to make changes to this page to reflect current reporting. Watch for upcoming changes to the Key updates, Current situation and National overview sections.

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Key updates as of

Daily epidemiology update: Text description
Daily epidemiology update as of
Cases today {Cases today}
Total cases {Total cases}
Deaths today {Deaths today}
Total deaths {Total deaths}
Total tests performed {Tests performed today}
Daily percent positive (last 7 days) {Daily percent positive (last 7 days)}%
Daily tests per 100,000 population (last 7 days) {Rate tests}

Current situation

Figure 1a. of of COVID-19, by as of (Last data update )

Hover over or tap provinces and territories to see total cases, active cases, resolved cases, tests performed or deaths in Canada over time. Click the play button to animate the map. Map data is available in .csv and .json formats and a data dictionary is available .csv format.

The count of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 1,471 as of .




Notes

This information is based on data our provincial and territorial partners published on cases, deaths, and testing daily, and are current as of the day they are published. Today’s numbers are current as of . For the most up to date data for any province, territory or city, please visit their website. The number of cases or deaths reported on previous days may differ slightly from those on the provincial and territorial websites as these websites may update historic case and death counts as new information becomes available.

Figure 1a: Text description
Areas in Canada with cases of COVID-19 as of
Location Total cases Cases last 7 days Deaths Deaths last 7 days Total tests performed Moving average tests performed last 7 days Moving average positivity last 7 days
Count Rate* Count Rate* Count Rate* Count Rate* Count Count Rate* Percent

* Rate per 100,000 population

Health regions in Canada with cases of COVID-19 as of
Province Health Region Total cases Cases last 14 days Deaths Deaths last 14 days
Count Rate* Count Rate* Count Rate* Count Rate*

No data is available for this day, and so the most recently available data is displayed.

Rate per 1,000,000 population

* Rate per 100,000 population

Figure 1b. of of COVID-19 in Canada as of (Last data update )

The figures below show cases over time. The range of dates (January 31st, 2020 - present date) is the same for each figure. This allows you to compare the provinces and territories on the same timescale.

Notes
Figure 1b: Text description

Downloadable data (in .csv format).

Due to changes in COVID-19 testing policies in many jurisdictions starting in late December 2021, case counts will under estimate the total burden of disease.

Note: Out of the total number of people tested, 76 were repatriated travellers, of which 13 were cases.

National overview

There have been over (Num tests} COVID-19 tests performed in Canada or {Rate tests} tests per 1 million people. For information about testing trends, please see the Detailed weekly epidemiological report (PDF).

Table 1. Daily* change in the number of cases, deaths and tests performed, by province or territory, as of (Last data update )
Location New cases New deaths Tests performed
Notes
  1. * The new cases, deaths and tests reflect the difference between a province or territory's current report and their last report. Some provinces and territories do not update daily.
  2. N/A means that no daily update was provided by the province or territory.
  3. Due to changes in COVID-19 testing policies in many jurisdictions starting in late December 2021, case counts will under estimate the total burden of disease.
  4. Resulting from the delays in data entry caused by the recent high number of cases, Nova Scotia issued a press release on December 10 indicating that they would begin announcing the daily number of new cases using laboratory test results, not data from Panorama (their public health disease information system) on the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Dashboard. These reporting changes are expected to be temporary. In the absence of Panorama data, we will report Nova Scotia’s cumulative cases up until December 9 and add the daily lab positive cases reported. We will use the estimated number of active cases from Nova Scotia’s updates to calculate the number of recoveries as of December 10. Once Nova Scotia resumes reporting case data from Panorama, our data will be retroactively corrected.
  5. Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Manitoba provide COVID-19 updates every Thursday. These updates reflect data up until Saturday.
  6. Nova Scotia provides COVID-19 updates every Thursday. These updates reflect data up until Monday.
  7. As of April 11, 2022, Nunavut no longer publishes regular COVID-19 updates.
  8. Alberta provides COVID-19 updates every Wednesday. These updates reflect data up until Monday.
  9. Prince Edward Island provides COVID-19 updates every Tuesday. These updates reflect data up until Wednesday.
  10. British Columbia provides COVID-19 updates every Thursday. These updates reflect data up until Saturday.
  11. Starting April 7, 2022, British Columbia reports all deaths within 30 days of a positive COVID-19 test, regardless of the cause of death. As a result, deaths are now over-estimated for BC and should not be compared to other jurisdictions or to earlier data from BC.
  12. Northwest Territories provides COVID-19 updates every Monday. These updates reflect data up until Monday.

COVID-19 variants in Canada

All viruses, including COVID-19, change over time. These changes are called mutations, and result in variants of the virus. Not all mutations are of concern. Most do not cause more severe illness. However, some mutations result in variants of concern or variants of interest.

A variant of concern has mutations that are significant to public health. Before a variant of interest is considered one of concern, scientists and public health professionals must determine if the mutations result in an actual change in the behaviour of the virus. For example, it might:

There are several variants of interest that have mutations similar to variants of concern, but we don’t yet know if they pose a higher risk to public health.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) works with provincial and territorial partners and the Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) to sequence a percentage of all positive COVID-19 test results. Sequencing reveals the genetic code of the virus, which tells us which variant is involved in a specific case of COVID-19. We report the proportion of COVID-19 variants in Canada every week.

We collect evidence to determine if new variants meet the definition for a variant of concern or a variant of interest. Many variants are being tracked across Canada and around the world. Variants of concern now represent a majority of COVID-19 cases in Canada.

Current variants of concern in Canada include:

New variants will continue to appear. We must remain vigilant and take all available measures to limit spread.

Figure 2. Weekly variant breakdown Updated: December 31, 2021, 4 pm EDT download weekly variant breakdown data in .csv format

The graphic shows the percentage mix of COVID-19 variants detected in Canada through whole genome sequencing, by week of sample collection. You can see the numbers for each date by hovering over, tabbing to, or long-pressing any of the bars. To see a specific variant or variant grouping, click or press return. Repeat to restore the complete graph. Sublineages or offshoots for some variants can be revealed or hidden by clicking on the name of the variant in the legend.

This information is based on whole genome sequencing from surveillance testing in all provinces and territories. In addition to sequencing done by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, data is included from provincial and territorial laboratories.

Sequencing takes from 1 to 3 weeks to complete, so the proportions for recent weeks may change as more data are added. Surveillance in each province or territory is organized and prioritized according to local needs and may change from time to time. Because of differences in local sampling and reporting, the percentages illustrate trends rather than precise measurements.

Weekly variant breakdown

Percentage of COVID-19 cases identified through whole genome sequencing, presented by variant and by week of sample collection.

Figure 2: Text description
Variant Grouping

Note: The shaded columns on the right represent a period of accumulating data.

Contributing laboratories:

  • National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) - supplemental sequencing for all provinces and territories

Detailed case information

The tables and figures below reflect detailed case information provided to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) by health authorities in the provinces and territories. This data is updated every week. It may change as we get more information about cases.

Updated: June 25, 2021, 9 am EST

Epidemic curve

As of June 25, 2021, 9 am EST, PHAC has received detailed case report data on cases. Both exposure and symptom onset date were available for (%) casesFootnote 1.

The shaded area on the far right of Figure 3 represents a period of accumulating data. This is the period of time (1 to 2 weeks) before the latest cases are reported to PHAC. This delay is a result of the time required to seek health care, get tested and receive results. It also takes time for public health authorities to gather information on cases. We update this information as it becomes available.

Figure 3. COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of () Footnote 3

Figure 3. COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of (total cases)

Figure 3. COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of (by exposure)

Figure 3. COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of (by age - 10 year groups)

Figure 3. COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of (by age - 20 year groups)

This figure may underestimate the total number of cases among returning travelers. Exposure history is not available for all cases and jurisdictions have not all consistently reported exposure history to PHAC throughout the pandemic.

Figure 3: Text description
COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1*) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of
DateFootnote 2 Newly reported casesFootnote 1 Domestic - Contact with a COVID case Domestic - Contact with a traveller Domestic - Unknown Travelled outside of Canada Information pending
COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1*) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of
DateFootnote 2 0-11 12-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+
COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1*) in Canada by dateFootnote 2 as of
DateFootnote 2 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80+

Demographics

We have detailed case report data from 99,853 cases. We know the age of patients in 99.78% of cases, and both age and gender in 99.98% of cases.

Of the cases reported in Canada so far, {Percent Gender} were {Gender} and {Percent of Over 60} were between 20 and 39 years old (Figure 4).

Figure 4.

Figure 4: Text description
Age by genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases (n=Footnote 1) in Canada,
Age group (years) Number of cases with case reports (percentage) Number of male cases (percentage) Number of female cases (percentage) Number of other cases (percentage)

How people were exposed Footnote 3

In , detailed case report data were provided for 877,276 cases. We have exposure history for 923,042 (89%) cases. The probable exposure setting of these casesFootnote 1 are:

Cases following vaccination

Data extracted on for cases from December 14, 2020 up until .

Changes to update schedule

We’re adjusting our update schedule to reflect recent changes in how often this data is reported to us.

While the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe outcomes, a percentage of the population who are vaccinated may become infected with COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it. This means that even with high vaccine effectiveness, a percentage of people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will still get sick and some may be hospitalized or die.

It is also possible that a person could be infected just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. It typically takes about two weeks for the body to build protection after vaccination, so a person could get sick if the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

As the majority of Canadians are now vaccinated, counts will inherently be higher within this population, compared to the unvaccinated population. However, risk among this population may be lower, despite higher case counts.

Due to the rapid increase in cases starting December 2021, delays in data entry, and changes in COVID-19 testing policies in many jurisdictions, case counts will under estimate the total burden of disease, and may over-represent people at risk of severe disease. Data should be interpreted with caution.

Cases reported since the start of the vaccination campaign, as of July 03, 2021

Since the start of the vaccination campaign on December 14, 2020, PHAC received case-level vaccine history data for 75.5% (n=624,980) of COVID-19 cases aged 5 years or older.

Of these cases:

Figure 5. of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to PHAC by vaccination status as of July 10, 2021

Figure 5: Text description
Characteristics and severe outcomes associated unvaccinated, partially vaccinated and fully vaccinated confirmed cases reported to PHAC, as of July 10, 2021
Status Cases Hospitalizations Deaths

July 10, 2021.

Of these people:

Based on detailed case information reported to PHAC from provinces and territories, cases following vaccination were reported more frequently among females (Table 2). This may be the result of higher vaccination coverage in Canada among females due to the prioritization of healthcare workers as part of the vaccine rollout.

Table 2. Characteristics and severe outcomes among unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated, and fully vaccinated with additional dose confirmed cases reported to PHAC, as of July 10, 2021

Individuals fully vaccinated and fully vaccinated with an additional dose who were diagnosed with COVID-19 were significantly protected from severe outcomes. From January 30, 2022 to April 24, 2022, compared to fully vaccinated cases, unvaccinated cases were XX times more likely to be hospitalized and XX times more likely to die as a result of their illness. Compared to cases fully vaccinated with an additional dose, unvaccinated cases were XX times more likely to be hospitalized and XX times more likely to die as a result of their illness, during this same 4-week period (Table 3).

Table 3. Risk of severe outcomes among unvaccinated cases, compared to fully vaccinated cases and cases fully vaccinated with an additional dose, January 30, 2022 to April 24, 2022
Table 3. Risk of severe outcomes among unvaccinated cases, compared to fully vaccinated cases and cases fully vaccinated with an additional dose, January 30, 2022 to April 24, 2022
Severe Outcome 4-week age standardized* rate ratio, unvaccinated compared to fully vaccinated 4-week age standardized* rate ratio, unvaccinated compared to fully vaccinated with an additional dose

  • *Age-standardized using July 2021 Canadian population estimates
  • Source: Detailed case information received by PHAC from provinces and territories
  • Note:
    • Rate ratio calculations were based on data from nine provinces and territories that have reported complete case-level vaccine history data to PHAC during the 4-week period of analysis.

Definitions

Data for this analysis is extracted from the COVID-19 national data set, which contains detailed case-level information received by PHAC from all provinces and territories. Note that a data cut-off of was used to account for any reporting delays associated with vaccine history information. There are currently twelve jurisdictions reporting case-level vaccine history data to PHAC as part of the national COVID-19 dataset.

PHAC monitors cases following vaccination using the following categories:

  • Unvaccinated cases: include those who were unvaccinated at the time of their episode date.
  • Cases not yet protected from vaccination include those whose episode date occurred less than 14 days after their first dose of the vaccine.
  • Partially vaccinated cases include those whose episode date occurred 14 days or more after their first vaccine dose or less than 14 days after their second dose of the vaccine.
  • Fully vaccinated cases include those whose episode date occurred 14 days or more after receipt of a second dose in a two-dose series or 14 days or more after receipt of one dose of a one-dose vaccine series,, and, if an additional (i.e., third or booster) dose was received, 0 to <14 days after receipt of the additional dose.
  • Fully vaccinated cases with an additional dose include those whose episode date occurred 14 days or more following the receipt of at least one additional dose (e.g., third or booster) of a COVID-19 vaccine product, after being fully vaccinated.

Note: A COVID-19 vaccine product includes vaccines authorized by Health Canada and vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel to and within Canada.

When symptom onset date is unavailable or the case is asymptomatic, episode date uses the following dates as a proxy for classification: laboratory specimen collection date, or laboratory testing date.

For more information on cases following vaccination, please see the Weekly epidemiology report (PDF) available on the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 data trends page.

Severe illness and outcomes

Hospital use

Figure 6. Daily number of hospital beds and ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients as of

Download hospitalization, ICU and mechnical ventilation data in .csv format
Figure 6: Text description
Daily Census of COVID-19 Patients who were hospitalized, vented or in the ICU as of
Date Total patients hospitalized Patients hospitalized in non-ICU Patients in the ICU Patients who were mechanically vented

Between October 10 and Oct 17:

Hospitalizations and deaths to date

We have detailed case report data with hospitalization status for 65,597 cases:

The provinces and territories provided detailed case report forms for {Num Deaths} deaths related to COVID-19.

Figure 7. Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)

Figure 7a. Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)

Figure 7b. Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases admitted to ICU in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)

Figure 7c. Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases deceased in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)

Data note: Figure 7 includes COVID-19 cases hospitalized, admitted to ICU, and deceased for which age and gender information were available. Therefore, some COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths may not be included in Figure 7.

Figure 7: Text description
Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)
Age group (years) Number of cases with case reports (percentage) Number of male cases (percentage) Number of female cases (percentage) Number of other cases (percentage)
Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases admitted to ICU in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)
Age group (years) Number of cases with case reports (percentage) Number of male cases (percentage) Number of female cases (percentage) Number of other cases (percentage)
Age and genderFootnote 4 distribution of COVID-19 cases deceased in Canada as of (n=Footnote 1)
Age group (years) Number of cases with case reports (percentage) Number of male cases (percentage) Number of female cases (percentage) Number of other cases (percentage)

Provincial, territorial and international reporting

For more information, please refer to provincial or territorial COVID-19 webpages:

Additional COVID-19 data resources

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