Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
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Map - Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Canada - Text Description
|Province, territory or other||Number of confirmed cases||Number of probable cases||Number of deaths|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||261||0||3|
|Prince Edward Island||27||0||0|
Additional COVID-19 case information:
- epidemiological summary
- full epidemiological report (PDF)
- preliminary data tables related to confirmed cases (dataset)
- interactive map and graphs of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada
- using data and modelling to inform public health action
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic.
Canada has a strong history of pandemic planning and is an international leader on this front.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (along with public health authorities at all levels of government across the country) have been working together to ensure that our preparedness and response measures are appropriate and adaptable, based on the latest science and the evolving situation.
Globally, efforts have focused on taking measures to contain the outbreak and prevent further spread.
Aside from Canada, many other countries and regions are reporting cases (listed below). An official global travel advisory and pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice are in effect: avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- United States of America
Central America, Caribbean and South America
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- St. Kitts
- St. Martin
- Sint Maarten
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sao Tome and Principe
- South Africa
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Holy See
- Isle of Man
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- China (mainland)
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
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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How Canada is monitoring COVID-19
The health and safety of all Canadians is our top priority.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with provinces, territories and international partners, including the World Health Organization, to actively monitor the situation. Global efforts are focused on containment of the outbreak and the prevention of further spread.
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer of Canada is in close contact with provincial and territorial Chief Medical Officers of Health to ensure that any cases of COVID-19 occurring in Canada continue to be rapidly identified and managed in order to protect the health of Canadians.
Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory is performing diagnostic testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. The laboratory is working in close collaboration with provincial and territorial public health laboratories, which are now able to test for COVID-19. A summary of people tested in Canada is available and updated each week day.
|Total number of patients tested in Canada||Total positive||Total negative|
This testing summary represents information collected by the laboratory and not the total reported cases in Canada. The remainder of tests not reported here are still being resolved.
Should there be any differences with the national case count compared with testing numbers reported by provincial and territorial public health officials, provincial data should be considered the most up-to-date.
For more information, visit Canada's response page.
- On April 29, Canada launches a new mobile app, ArriveCAN.
- On April 28, Canada surpasses 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- On April 23, Canada announces more than $1 billion in support of a national medical research strategy to fight COVID-19
- On April 23, Canada surpasses 2,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19
- On April 15, Canada surpasses 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19
- On April 15, Canada launches a new portal, Wellness Together Canada, dedicated to mental wellness
- On April 15, expansion of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, to help essential workers
- On April 11, expansion of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, to help businesses keep Canadians in their jobs
- On April 9, Canada surpasses 20,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- On April 3, Canada announces an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On April 2, worldwide COVID-19 cases reach 1 million.
- On April 2, Canada launches the Canada COVID-19 app on iOS and Android to provide Canadians with the latest information on COVID-19 and a way to check their symptoms.
- On April 2, Canada surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- On March 31, Canada announces new partnerships with Canadian industries, under Canada's Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19. The Government of Canada plans to invest $2 billion to support diagnostic testing and to purchase ventilators and protective personal equipment.
- On March 30, Canada states that all passengers flying in Canada will be subject to a health check prior to boarding.
- On March 29, Canada introduces measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.
- On March 27, Canada announces support for small businesses facing impacts of the pandemic, as part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.
- On March 23, Canada announces support to quickly mobilize Canadian researchers and life sciences companies to support large-scale efforts towards countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments.
- On March 23, Canada announces new measures to support local farmers and agri-food businesses in Canada facing financial hardship due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On March 18, Canada announces financial help, through the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, for Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- On March 18, Canada implements a ban on foreign nationals from all countries, except the United States from entering Canada, Canada-U.S. border closes to all non-essential travel, and redirects international passenger flight arrivals to four airports in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
- On March 16, Canada advises travellers entering Canada to self-isolate for 14 days.
- On March 13, Canada advises Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.
- On March 11, the World Health Organization declares the global outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.
- On March 9, Canada confirms its first death related to COVID-19.
- On February 20, Canada confirms its first case related to travel outside mainland China.
- On February 9, Canada expands COVID-19 screening requirements for travellers returning from affected areas to 10 airports across 6 provinces.
- On January 30, the World Health Organization declares the outbreak of COVID-19 a public health event of international concern.
- On January 25, Canada confirms its first case of COVID-19 related to travel in Wuhan, China.
- On January 22, Canada implements screening requirements related to COVID-19 for travellers returning from China to major airports in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.
- On January 15, the Public Health Agency of Canada activates the Emergency Operation Centre to support Canada's response to COVID-19.
- On January 7, China confirmed COVID-19.
- On December 31, the World Health Organization was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The virus did not match any other known virus.
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- Are small gatherings still allowed to take place?
- Drug and medical device supply monitoring
- Travel restrictions and exemptions
- Are Canadians currently able to travel to the U.S.?
- Travellers arriving in Canada
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- Avoid all travel on cruise ships
- Registration of Canadians Abroad service
- Check if you have been exposed during recent travel
- I have to travel for essential reasons. How can I reduce my risk of infection?
- I am a Canadian travelling abroad and I need support. Who can I contact?
- I am a traveller trying to return home to Canada. How do I get financial support while abroad?
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- Prevention and risks
- Income support
- Additional economic and financial support
- Individuals and families
- Indigenous peoples
- People who need it most
- Youth, post-secondary students and recent graduates
- Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
- Creating new jobs and opportunities
- Launching a new national service initiative
- Helping students continue their studies in the fall
- Supporting international students working in an essential service
- Suspending repayment and interest on student and apprentice loans
- Providing youth with mental health support
- Support for businesses
- Avoiding layoffs and rehiring employees
- Access to credit
- Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
- Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
- Rural businesses and communities
- Assisting innovative and early-stage businesses
- Young entrepreneurs
- Businesses in the territories
- Small and medium-sized businesses unable to access other support measures
- Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth
- Taxes and tariffs
- Self-employed individuals
- Indigenous businesses
- Support for sectors
- Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
- Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe
- Increasing credit availability
- Assisting the fish and seafood processing sector
- Helping food producers access more PPE and adapt to health protocols
- Helping producers faced with additional costs incurred by COVID-19
- Increasing the Canadian Dairy Commission borrowing limit
- Helping redistribute existing and unsold inventories
- Increasing interim payments from 50% to 75% through AgriStability
- Expanding the AgriInsurance to include labour shortage
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- How does it spread?
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- Where can I get information specific to my province or territory?
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