Coronavirus in Canada — live updates, cases, and news

Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Canada

The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.

New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Canada

This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.


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Risk to Canadians

COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.

This does not mean that all Canadians will get the disease. It means that there is already a significant impact on our health care system. If we do not flatten the epidemic curve now, the increase of COVID-19 cases could impact health care resources available to Canadians.

We continue to reassess the public health risk based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.

Who is most at risk

While COVID-19 can make anyone sick, some Canadians with specific health circumstances are at an increased risk of more severe outcomes, including individuals:

  • aged 65 and over
  • with compromised immune systems
  • with underlying medical conditions

In addition, social and economic circumstances may also be a factor in identifying someone who is vulnerable to COVID-19. This includes anyone who has:

  • economic barriers
  • difficulty accessing transportation
  • difficulty accessing medical care or health advice
  • unstable employment or inflexible working conditions
  • insecure, inadequate, or nonexistent housing conditions
  • ongoing specialized medical care or needs specific medical supplies
  • social or geographic isolation, like in remote and isolated communities
  • difficulty reading, speaking, understanding or communicating
  • ongoing supervision needs or support for maintaining independence
  • difficulty doing preventive activities, like frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes

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