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
Coronavirus in Canada News:
- May 31, 2020'We're sick of it': Anger over police killings shatters U.S.
Another night of unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over the mistreatment of African Ame …
- May 29, 2020Singh calls on Trudeau to 'show some leadership' on long-term care
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is imploring the prime minister to exercise the powers within the federal government’s scope to help provinces tackle the crisis at long-term care homes.
- May 31, 2020George Floyd's brother says Trump 'didn't give me an opportunity to even speak' during phone call
George Floyd’s family spoke to both U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden this week following Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minn.
- May 31, 2020Huge protests across U.S. raise fears of new virus outbreaks
The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: ‘If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID …
- May 31, 2020Reminder: Monday is the extended deadline day for filing 2019 tax returns
June 1 is the extended deadline for Canadians to file their 2019 personal tax returns after the normal April 30 filing deadline was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- May 31, 2020Video appears to show NYPD truck plowing through crowd during protest
Police are investigating after a video appeared to show a New York City Police Department truck plowing through a crowd during Saturday’s protests over the death of George Floyd.
- May 31, 202018 residents with COVID-19 from Woodbridge, Ont. nursing home transported to hospital
Eighteen patients at a Woodbridge long-term care home were transported to hospital on Saturday night after testing positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for York Region confirmed to CP24.
- May 31, 2020SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.
- May 31, 2020Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic
Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars for the promotion of holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
- May 31, 2020In hard-hit Quebec, families struggle to mourn those lost to COVID-19
Thousands of people are grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19 across Quebec, which has recorded more than half of all the COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada.