COVID19 COVID-19 - Useful Info & Daily Stats
(Global, Canada, and Ontario)

This page contains links to useful information and graphs tracking the latest daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from a Global, Canada, Ontario, and Quebec perspective and also hospitalization & testing information for Ontario.  For now the graphs are updated on a daily basis early morning each day.  There are also graphs for each Canadian province and territory showing the 7-day rolling average to see which ones are controlling their outbreak the best (updated weekly). There is now an Open Source epidemiological COVID-19 data set for Canada with visualizations.  You can also find graphs of cumulative cases and deaths for Canada and all the provinces on this site and also a site that shows maps and other information for Canada.

Useful information:

* COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters:  WHO
* COVID-19 Portal (Online self-assessment tool & test results): Ontario
* When and how to use masks: WHO * Plain Language Guide to Canadian Government Aid: Carleton University
* How to make cloth masks, sew & no-sew methods: CDC & Video * Interactive guide for Canadian benefits eligibility during COVID-19:  CTV
* How to remove gloves safely: CDC Infographic & Video * How to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic: Ottawa Public Health
* Cover your cough: Video * Self-isolation & Social distancing instructions: Ottawa Public Health
* How to properly wash your hands: WHO Infographic & Video & Video
* Ontario Stats:
* How soap kills viruses and why it is effective: Video * Ontario Learn at Home Education: English & French
* Watch how easily germs spread: Video * COVID-19 free online training courses: OpenWHO
* Watch how COVID-19 is different and much worse than seasonal flu: Video * Information for Individuals & Communities, Workers & Employers:  WHO
* How to properly clean your mobile device: Video * Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with COVID-19: WHO
* Symptoms of COVID-19 vs Influenza vs Common Cold: Hindustan Times * Tips on how to stay safe during the pandemic: Foreign Policy
* When to use personal protective equipment (PPE): WHO * Why self-isolation 'flattens the curve': Washington Post
* How to stay physically active during self-quarantine: WHO * How to reduce self-isolation measures for the future: English & Francais
* Disinfecting your home if someone is sick: CDC and CDC Detailed
* How South Korea regained control of COVID-19: Video

Table of Contents

1. Canada, Ontario & Quebec Stats
2. Ontario Hospitalization & Testing Stats
3. Canadian Provinces & Territories: Which are doing best?
4. Global Stats
5. City of Ottawa, ON, Canada Stats

Canada, Ontario & Quebec:

Note:  A big spike was manually corrected for Quebec/Canada cases on May 3, 2020 is from Quebec adding 1317 cases from April 2 to 30, 2020 that were not properly counted due to technical issues.

Canada source of data:

Ontario Hospitalization & Testing Stats:

In the testing stats, you want to see that a location is completing enough tests every day to have a 3% or lower positive rate, otherwise they may not be doing enough testing to get a full picture of their outbreak.

Ontario source of data:

Canadian Provinces & Territories: Which are doing best?

These graphs show the 7-day rolling average of *new* cases in each province and territory in Canada to see which ones are doing the best at controlling their COVID-19 outbreak.  Green is winning, yellow is nearly there, and red needs action.  Each graph uses its own scale to show the curve of the epidemic for that province or territory.  It is not about the number of cases in one province vs another, but how each province is controlling their own epidemic, whether cases are increasing, decreasing, or flat.  These graphs will be updated once a week on Sundays and are inspired by the global stats provided here.

Provincial/Territory source of data:


Total worldwide confirmed cases now exceeds 5,000,000 and 343,514 deaths.  It took 67 days to reach the first 100,000, 11 days for the next 100,000, 4 days for the third 100,000, ~2 days for the fourth 100,000, less than 2 days until May 21, 2020 and less than a day for every 100,000 since. The blip in the global graph around March 17/18, 2020 is because the WHO changed their daily reporting time so numbers were lower for the shorter day.  Blip on March 22, 2020 from USA not reporting their new cases to WHO.

Global source of data:

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