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:
- January 21, 2021'That's not how you treat a friend': Alberta calls on Ottawa to impose U.S. trade sanctions in wake of Keystone XL cancellation
Alberta’s premier is touting the idea of a Canada-U.S. trade war if President Joe Biden doesn’t revisit his decision to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
- January 21, 2021Don Martin: Into a world of Biden euphoria comes Canadian talk of sanctions against the U.S.
It must be one for the political record books: A demand for trade sanctions against the U.S. within seven hours of the new president being sworn in, Don Martin writes in his latest column for CTVNews. …
- January 21, 2021Ontario reports more than 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, cites technical issue in Toronto
Ontario reported more than 2,600 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but health officials say that number includes infections from previous days due to a technical issue.
- January 20, 2021President Biden's first foreign leader call will be to PM Trudeau
U.S. President Joe Biden’s first call to a foreign leader will be to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this Friday, the White House has announced.
- January 20, 2021More than 100 Canada Post employees at Mississauga, Ont. facility test positive for COVID-19
More than 100 employees of a Canada Post facility in Mississauga, Ont. have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the year.
- January 20, 2021COVID-19 variant identified at Barrie, Ont., long-term care home where 19 residents have died
A COVID-19 variant has been identified in six swab tests done at Roberta Place in Barrie, Ont., where an outbreak has claimed at least 19 lives.
- January 21, 2021TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted
TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project.
- January 20, 2021Quebec vaccine plan may be rethought after troubling Israeli data, says provincial adviser
Quebec could change its vaccine strategy based on discouraging new data out of Israel about the efficacy of the first dose, on its own, of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, says a top adviser in the provin …
- January 21, 2021Florida cracks down on 'vaccine tourism' by asking for proof of residency
Snowbirds hoping to skip the line in Canada by flying to Florida for COVID-19 vaccines now face a tougher set of rules aimed at snuffing vaccine tourism.
- January 21, 2021'Just move on': Republicans grapple with post-Trump future
For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and …