Canada reported its first case of COVID-19 or Wuhan Novel Coronavirus as it was then called on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. British Columbia followed with its first reported case on January 28, two days before WHO declared Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
By the time, WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, there were 101 positive COVID-19 cases in Canada, with 39 cases and 1 death in British Columbia, 14 in Alberta, 41 in Ontario and 7 in Quebec.
As of April 8, 2020, according to Public Health Canada Website, Canada has a total of 19,274 positive reported COVID-19 cases.
Check out the charts below to see how COVID-19 cases, number of deaths and testing changed over the 77 days since Canada’s first novel coronavirus case.
COVID-19 CASES GROWTH ACROSS CANADIAN PROVINCES
Nunavut remains the only Canadian territory with no reported COVID-19 cases. According to Canada’s COVID-19 projections, Public Health Officials expect that up to a million Canadians will get infected during the course of the pandemic.
COVID-19 DEATHS ACROSS CANADIAN PROVINCES
On March 9th, British Columbia became the first province to report a COVID-19 fatality. Currently, Canada has 435 COVID-19 related deaths. Territories, PEI and New Brunswick have no deaths relating to COVID-19.
NUMBER OF COVID-19 TESTS CONDUCTED ACROSS CANADIAN PROVINCES
As of April 8, 2020, Canada has conducted a total of 361,969 tests. According to Alberta Health Services, as of April 6th, Alberta leads with the most number of tests conducted per 100,000 among Canadian provinces.
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