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:
- August 7, 2020Canada plotting $3.6B retaliation over Trump's tariffs
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has begun detailing Canada’s plans to hit back with $3.6 billion in countermeasures on a ‘broad and extensive list’ of aluminum products in response to U.S. Pre …
- August 7, 2020Canada consulting on retaliatory tariffs, what's on the list?
The federal government is holding consultations on a long list of potential tariffs Canada may impose of American aluminum products in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s 10-per-cent tariff on C …
- August 7, 2020The fall will be a 'period of challenge' in coronavirus fight, Canada's top doctor says
Canada’s top doctor is warning that the fall is going to be a ‘period of challenge’ in the fight against COVID-19.
- August 7, 2020Canadian man in U.S. immigration custody dies after contracting COVID-19
A Canadian man died Wednesday night after spending months in a United States immigration detention centre where a large number of COVID-19 cases had been reported.
- August 7, 2020Canada's last remaining intact ice shelf collapses
A glaciologist says it was only a matter of time before Canada’s last remaining intact ice shelf broke up.
- August 7, 2020At least 16 dead, more than 123 injured after Air India Express plane skids off runway
A special flight carrying evacuees to India who had been stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Ke …
- August 7, 202013-year-old charged in shooting death of 10-year-old boy south of Edmonton
A 13-year-old has been charged with manslaughter after a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed south of Edmonton on Wednesday.
- August 7, 2020Is this our best chance to go green? Canadians deeply divided, survey says
Canadians are deeply divided on whether this moment, during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic turmoil, is the best time to tackle climate change.
- August 7, 2020Kremlin trying to denigrate Biden so Trump wins re-election, U.S. officials believe
U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to th …
- August 7, 2020Mapping the Beirut explosion: What the impact would look like in Canadian cities
A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port and damaging buildings across the capital. To better understand the devastating impact of the blast, CTVNews.ca breaks …