Canada 🇨🇦

Covid pandemic: Country Details

Total Cases
increased by1,108
New Deaths
increased by50

Covid in Canada: case counts, deaths, and statistics

Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symptoms of Covid are variable, but often include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, breathing difficulties, loss of smell, and loss of taste. Symptoms may begin one to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. At least a third of people who are infected do not develop noticeable symptoms. Of those people who develop symptoms noticeable enough to be classed as patients, most develop mild to moderate symptoms, up to mild pneumonia, while 14% develop severe symptoms, such as dyspnoea, hypoxia, or more than 50% lung involvement on imaging. About 5% develop critical symptoms, like respiratory failure, shock, or multiorgan dysfunction.

Older people are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms. Some people continue to experience a range of effects, called long COVID for months after recovery, and damage to organs has been observed. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.

This page shows data for the Covid virus currently circulating in Canada. This outbreak is part of the larger pandemic taking place in Americas, specifically in Northern America.

Based on the most recent reports available from the government in Ottawa, health authorities in Canada have reported 1,108 new cases and 50 new deaths. The people of Canada have experienced 4,502,350 total cases since the start of the pandemic.

You can use the charts on this page to explore the spread of Covid in Canada. Lastly, you can see how the Canada Covid situation compares with the situation globally on the homepage.

Canada: Total Covid Cases

Canada: New Covid Cases

Canada: Covid Deaths

Canada: New Covid Deaths

Source: Our World In Data. Last update: Fri Dec 30 2022