A new surge in coronavirus cases has seen year-end gatherings prohibited for the majority of Canadians. See how this surge in cases compares to the spread earlier this year. Scroll to the end to get numbers for your area and compare where you live to the rest of the country.
Dec. 16, 2020
Tests per day in Canada
People hospitalized in Canada
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Cases per 100,000 people
Deaths per 100,000 people
We took March 11, 2020 as our starting point for the data -- the date when the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.
We then divided the pandemic into two periods of exactly 140 days, from March 11 to July 28 and from July 29 to Dec. 15, the day before the publication of this analysis. Both periods start on a Wednesday and end on a Tuesday. This allowed us to include weekend statistics from some provinces that do not report them until the following Monday.
Case and death statistics by health region come from the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group. Saskatchewan changed its public health zones in September. To ensure historical data continuity, the health zones shown here are the old ones and the data is adjusted accordingly.
The population data used to calculate the rates per 100,000 inhabitants comes either from the provinces themselves for 2020 or 2019, or from Statistics Canada for 2018. We took the most recent data available.
The number of tests and hospitalizations in Canada, as well as the provincial data for cases and deaths, come from own compilation.
Several experts were consulted during the making of this analysis. Isha Berry and Jean-Paul R. Soucy, founding members of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group and doctoral students in epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Benoît Barbeau, professor of biological sciences at UQAM and an expert in virology; Eduardo Franco, professor in the Departments of Oncology and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University; and Benoît Mâsse, professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal.
Naël Shiab data reporter, Francis Lamontagne designer, Melanie Julien desk-editor, Martine Roy coordinator.