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Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to March 27, 2020

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Released: 2020-03-30

As part of its continued commitment to provide Canadians with much-needed information during the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada to make preliminary information on the number of confirmed corona virus disease (COVID-19) cases available to the public.

The table, "Detailed preliminary confirmed cases of COVID-19, Canada level" shows detailed case information such as suspected travel or community exposure status, hospitalization status, intensive care admission, and health outcome status. This information is available by the demographic characteristics of age group and sex for the period from January 15 to March 27.

  Note to readers

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, these data are considered preliminary. The data published by Statistics Canada only account for those where a detailed case report was submitted by the provincial or territorial jurisdiction to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Statistics Canada's detailed preliminary confirmed cases will not match the total case reporting done at the provincial and territorial levels, which are reported daily by each jurisdiction and compiled by PHAC. The discrepancy is due to delays associated with the submission of the detailed information, its capture and coding. Hence, Statistics Canada's file on detailed case reporting is a subset of the total counts reported by the health authorities across Canada.

The preliminary data on the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases cover the information available for the period from January 15 to March 27, 2020.

For the purpose of Statistics Canada, a confirmed case of COVID-19 is a case for which PHAC received a report of a laboratory-confirmed case from provincial and territorial partners.

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