Comprehensive data on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada.
Our dataset is also available through our JSON API.
Every day our team collects, cross-checks, and reports the latest information on confirmed and presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, patient outcomes (including deaths and recoveries), as well as tests at the Canadian provincial/territorial or health region-level. Data are entered in a spreadsheet with each line representing a unique case, including age, sex, location, and history of travel, where applicable. Sources are included as a reference for each entry.
We encourage you to use our open access dataset, but there are a few things you should know:
We update our dataset once a day between 8pm and 10pm EST, which reflects cases publicly reported up to that point.
All our data are exclusively collected from publicly available sources, including government reports/releases and accredited news media. Not all provinces/territories report all data daily, which means we can’t either—but rest assured, we report when they report.
In our collection efforts we emphasize spatial and temporal accuracy for our dataset. When health region information is changed by a province (most commonly removed from “Not Reported” to a specified health region or to correct an error) we assume redistribution of the most recent cases accordingly. We include a note in the additional notes variable for cases where we have made any change to health region information.
Our data is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution 4.0, which means it is free to use for any purpose with appropriate attribution. Recommended citation for the dataset: Berry I, Soucy J-PR, Tuite A, Fisman D. Open access epidemiologic data and an interactive dashboard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. CMAJ. 2020 Apr 14;192(15):E420. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.75262.
You can find more detailed information about our data collection process, definitions, and sources in our Technical Report.