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COVID cases in Canada tracker: How many new cases of COVID-19 today?

Editor’s note: These numbers will continue to be updated as they are confirmed by Global News. Graphics are updated every Friday, as most provinces now report data weekly.

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This chart includes confirmed, presumptive and epidemiologically linked cases in all provincial totals. Breakdowns of cases and testing can be found on provincial websites.

Canada’s daily COVID-19 infections have remained relatively stable since the beginning of 2023 and severe cases are even showing signs of falling, suggesting the expected winter surge of the virus may be waning.

As of Feb. 2, the seven-day average of daily lab-confirmed cases sits just above 1,521, which is down about 30 per cent from the rate seen just before the start of the winter holidays on Dec. 22.

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Hospitalizations are also falling but remain high, while dozens of Canadians continue to die every day from the virus.

As of Feb. 2, the number of Canadians seeking treatment in hospital for COVID-19 sits at 3,766 patients, down more than 20 percent from two weeks prior.

The number includes 198 people being treated in intensive care units, which marks a steady decline since the beginning of the new year.

The country is seeing an average of 32 deaths per day as of Feb. 2, remaining stable over the past month.

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and her provincial counterparts have said the number of confirmed cases being reported are likely an undercount of the true number of cases, which could be up to 10 times higher. Many parts of the country no longer provide laboratory tests for a majority of people after capacity was overwhelmed by the spread of more transmissible variants of the virus, like Omicron and its BA.2, BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

Yet those officials have moved away from widespread mandates toward allowing Canadians to make decisions on how to protect themselves from the latest wave based on their own personal health, as well as the setting they are in and the amount of transmission in their community.

Most provinces and territories have loosened all or nearly all of the public health restrictions they had imposed to combat previous waves of the pandemic.

Tam and her provincial and territorial counterparts have continued to stress that vaccinations, including boosters, are the way out of the pandemic.

As of Jan. 31, more than 96,935,916 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada, according to the latest provincial data analyzed by the independent COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says as of Jan. 1, 83.3 per cent of the entire Canadian population have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, while 80.6 per cent have received at least two doses.

Since they were authorized in September 2021, 51.6 per cent of Canadians have received at least one “booster” dose of the vaccine. As of Jan. 1, 2023, 22.1 per cent have received a new booster dose since August 2022, when updated bivalent vaccines that protect against more transmissible variants began to roll out.

Vaccinations for children aged five to 11 were approved by Health Canada in November 2021. In July 2022, Health Canada approved the first vaccine dose for children under five years old, yet only 9.1 per cent of those Canadians have received their first dose.

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Alberta

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Saskatchewan

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Manitoba

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Ontario

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Quebec

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New Brunswick

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Nova Scotia

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Prince Edward Island

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Yukon

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Northwest Territories

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Nunavut

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Updates to provincial data tracking

Alongside plans to loosen COVID-19 restrictions, several provinces and territories have begun providing data updates on a weekly basis and stopped reporting certain categories of data.

  • As of Sept. 12, 2022, Ontario is releasing data weekly on Fridays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of July 21, 2022, Saskatchewan will begin releasing data monthly. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of June 7, 2022, the Northwest Territories is no longer reporting any case data.
  • As of May 13, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador is releasing data weekly on Wednesdays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of April 7, 2022, Nunavut is no longer reporting any case or vaccination data. The territory says it will continue to monitor for outbreaks and community spread.
  • As of April 7, 2022, British Columbia is reporting data weekly on Thursdays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of March 31, Manitoba is reporting data weekly on Thursdays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of March 21, 2022, Alberta is reporting data weekly on Wednesdays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.
  • As of March 15, 2022, New Brunswick is reporting data weekly on Tuesdays.
  • As of March 17, 2022, Prince Edward Island is reporting data weekly on Tuesdays.
  • As of March 10, 2022, Nova Scotia is reporting data weekly on Thursdays. The province is no longer reporting recoveries.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are legally obligated to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to ensure those returning to the area self-isolate.

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

For full COVID-19 coverage from Global News, click here.

— With files from Global News’ Sean Boynton, Kerri Breen, Graeme Benjamin, Kalina Laframboise, Alessia Simona Maratta, Shane Gibson, Aya Al-Hakim, Hannah Jackson, Simon Little, Shane Gibson, Heide Pearson, Gabby Rodrigues, Ryan Rocca, Travis Dhanraj, Mickey Djuric, Thomas Piller, Karla Renic and the Canadian Press