COVID-19 pandemic Latest Official Updates in Canada

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COVID-19 coronavirus

The Government of Canada is regularly updating their information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus as of April 1, 2020.




CORONAVIRUS LATEST UPDATES CANADA: TOTAL CONFIRMED COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CANADA – 9,017

British Columbia – 1,013
Alberta – 754
Saskatchewan – 184
Manitoba – 103
Ontario – 2,392
Quebec – 4,162
Newfoundland and Labrador – 152
New Brunswick – 70
Nova Scotia – 147
Prince Edward Island – 21
Yukon – 5
Northwestern Territories – 1
Nunavut – 0
Repatriated travellers – 13




DEATHS COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS CASES – 105

British Columbia – 24
Alberta – 9
Saskatchewan – 2
Manitoba – 1
Ontario – 37
Quebec – 31
Newfoundland and Labrador – 1
New Brunswick – 0
Nova Scotia – 0
Prince Edward Island – 0
Yukon – 0
Northwestern Territories – 0
Nunavut – 0
Repatriated travellers – 0




OTHER INFORMATION ON COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS CASES

Most confirmed cases experienced onset of illness between January 17, 2020 and March 9, 2020.

50% of confirmed cases are female.

29% of confirmed cases are over 60 years old.

12% of confirmed cases have been confined at a local hospital.

1 person has died of COVID-19 in Canada.

79% of confirmed cases in Canada are travellers.

8% of confirmed cases had close contact with travellers.




GLOBAL COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

The WHO assessment was expected by many, and did not change the threat posed by COVID-19 to the world population.

Governments around the world are being encouraged by the WHO to take the necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.




GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SAYS THAT THEIR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS PREPARED

The Public Health Agency of Canada is working closely with public health authorities across every level of government across the country to make sure that they are prepared and that their response measures are both adaptable and appropriate.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is using the latest science to respond accordingly to the rapidly evolving situation.




GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TRAVEL ADVISORIES

On March 14, 2020, the Government of Canada raised Travel Health Notice to Level 3, urging Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada.

The travel advisories to Canadians include the following regions and countries:

NORTH AMERICA

The United States of America
Mexico
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina
Brazil
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Guyana
Honduras
Jamaica
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago

AFRICA

Algeria
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
Morocco
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Togo
Tunisia

EUROPE

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Holy See
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Ukraine

ASIA

Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam

OCEANIA

Australia
New Zealand




REGISTRATION OF CANADIANS ABROAD

Canadians travelling overseas are encouraged to sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay up-to-date with Government of Canada updates during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The Government of Canada is encouraging Canadian travellers to take the necessary precautions against respiratory illnesses, including seeking medical attention if they become sick.

Canadian travellers are advised to avoid large crowds and confined spaces, and to keep their distance from sick people. Listen to local news reports and follow public health advisories.




COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS RISK TO CANADIANS STILL LOW

The public health risk of COVID-19 coronavirus is still low. The Government of Canada notes that this could change rapidly.

Canadians over the age of 65 years old, as well as those with compromised immune systems and underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of being infected by COVID-19.

Canadians travelling abroad are also at greater risk of being infected by COVID-19. Canadians are being advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice, including cruise ships.

All Canadian travellers are advised to self-isolate for two weeks (14 days) after returning to Canada.

Check the local public health agency in your province and territory for specific recommendations.

Recently arrived Canadian travellers are also advised to monitor themselves for any COVID-19 related symptoms, including fever, cough or diffusing breathing.

To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, Canadians are advised to wash hands often and to cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

The Government of Canada continues to reassess the public health risk based on the latest available evidence.




HOW THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS MONITORING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The health and safety of every Canadian is the Government of Canada’s top priority.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with their provincial and territorial counterparts as well as international partners, including the WHO, to monitor the rapidly evolving situation.

Efforts around the world are focused on containing the COVID-19 outbreak and preventing the further spread of coronavirus.

The Government of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer is working closely with provincial and territorial Chief Medical Officers of Health to quickly identify and manage new cases of COVID-19 to protect the entire Canadian population.

The Government of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory continues to conduct diagnostic testing for coronavirus, working with provincial and territorial public health laboratories to expand their capacity to test for COVID-19.




COVID-19 PANDEMIC HISTORY IN CANADA

March 11, 2020 – WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic.

March 9, 2020 – the Government of Canada confirms its first death due to COVID-19.

February 20, 2020 – Canada confirms first COVID-19 case related to travel outside mainland China.

February 9, 2020 – COVID-19 screening requirements expanded at 10 airports across 6 provinces for travellers returning from affected areas around the world.

January 30, 2020 – WHO declares COVID-19 as a “Public Health Event of International Concern”.

January 22, 2020 – COVID-19 screening requirements implemented at airports in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver for travellers returning from China.

January 15, 2020 – the Public Health Agency of Canada activates the Emergency Operation Centre in response to COVID-19.

January 7, 2020 – COVID-19 is confirmed in China.

December 31, 2019 – WHO is alerted to a new virus in the city of Wuhan, China.




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