COVID-19 - Canada Facts
Thu, 28 May 2020
CISS understands the importance of reliable and current facts about the COVID-19 situation in Canada so that you and your clients can make informed decisions. Below is an update as of May 28:
- The number of daily new cases in Canada is steadily decreasing. All provinces are reporting gradual declines.
- Canada remains one of the leading countries in terms of percentage of the population tested and has increased this metric from 2.5% to 4% in recent weeks.
- All provinces are responsibly starting to reopen the economy and public life with multi-phased plans which depend upon specific metrics (e.g. a drop in the number of new daily cases, adequate hospital capacity, etc.)
- Schools remain closed in most provinces. They will reopen in September with new physical space protocols which we expect to be announced in the next few weeks.
- The health care system is stable across the country, and all provinces are reporting adequate capacity in hospitals and urgent care centres.
Wed, 06 May 2020
CISS understands the importance of reliable and current facts about the COVID-19 situation in Canada so parents and students can make informed decisions. Here is some highlighted information:
- The number of cases in Canada continues to rise and has not yet peaked; the first wave is predicted to be over sometime in June.
- Canada is one of the leading countries in terms of percentage of the population tested (approximately 2.5%)
- 5% of positive cases require hospitalization in Canada, with 95% recovering at home.
- Only 5% of cases of coronavirus infection in Canada are individuals ≤ 19 years of age; no one under the age of 19 has died of COVID-19 in Canada to date.
- The elderly population is the most vulnerable to COVID-19 in Canada - 67% of deaths have been over 80 years of age, and 28% were over 60; combined, 96% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Canada are people over the age of 60.
- Low-density, small communities in Ontario have significantly lower rates of infection than large, dense population centres like Toronto.