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:
- April 17, 2021Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash
Ontario’s government has walked back sweeping new police powers a day after they were announced.
- April 17, 2021Alberta doctors find 2nd case of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada
A man in his 60s is the first Albertan to be diagnosed with a blood clot linked to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the province’s top doctor announced.
- April 17, 2021The Queen says goodbye to Prince Philip, continues her reign alone
Queen Elizabeth II and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday that celebrated his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he …
- April 17, 2021Premier Ford reverses decision to close Ontario playgrounds amid backlash
The Ontario government is reversing restrictions on playgrounds as one Toronto infectious diseases doctor called the closing down of outdoor spaces, including playgrounds, across Ontario the wrong mov …
- April 17, 2021Harry, William seen chatting together after royal funeral
A year after they last saw one another, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry put their fraught relationship aside as they said farewell to their grandfather at his funeral on Saturday.
- April 17, 2021Royal Family funeral attire paid homage to Queen, Prince Philip
The traditional attire observed at the funeral of Prince Philip paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh and royal tradition.
- April 17, 2021Richard Berthelsen: Royal Family walked in order of birth, not succession at Prince Philip's funeral
The order in which the Royal Family walked at Prince Philip’s funeral was in order of birth, rather than the order of succession or strict precedence, writes royal commentator Richard Berthelsen in a …
- April 17, 202121-year-old experiences heart failure after drinking four energy drinks a day for two years: case study
A new case study describes a rare case of severe heart failure in a 21-year-old man after he drank multiple energy drinks daily for two years, revealing the potential dangers of excessive consumption …
- April 17, 2021Scientists create the first hybrid human-monkey embryo
Scientists have successfully created the first embryo made with combined human and non-human primate cells.
- April 17, 2021Prince Philip remembered as 'a man of great service' during Canada's memorial service
Canada’s national commemorative ceremony in honour of the late Prince Philip is underway at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa.