Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

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Current situation

Map: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Canada - Text description
Areas in Canada with cases of COVID-19 as of
Province, territory or other Number of total cases Number of deaths
Canada 105,536 8,684
Newfoundland and Labrador 261 3
Prince Edward Island 32 0
Nova Scotia 1,064 63
New Brunswick 165 2
Quebec 55,863 5,574
Ontario 35,794 2,689
Manitoba 325 7
Saskatchewan 796 14
Alberta 8,259 155
British Columbia 2,947 177
Yukon 11 0
Northwest Territories 5 0
Nunavut 1 0
Repatriated travellers 13 0

Additional national maps and data are available.

Additional COVID-19 case information:


An international map and data are available.

Globally, efforts have focused on taking measures to contain the outbreak and prevent further spread.

An official global travel advisory and pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice are in effect: avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.

Risk to Canadians

COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk varies between and within communities, but given the number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.

We continue to reassess the public health risk based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.

For more information, refer to our risk section.

How Canada is monitoring COVID-19

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. This summary of people tested in Canada is updated once a day.

National Microbiology Laboratory's summary of people tested in Canada as of
Total number of patients tested in Canada Total positive Total negative
2,940,849 98,532 2,841,295

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.


April 2020
  • 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.
March 2020
  • 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.
February 2020
  • 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.
January 2020
  • 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.
December 2019
  • 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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