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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 cases are beginning to plateau once again along with hospitalizations, after falling steeply from their peak two months ago.

As of June 30, the seven-day average of daily lab-confirmed cases sits just above 2,668, down about 10 per cent from the rate a month prior.

The country has moved out of the sixth wave, which was driven by the BA.2 subvariant of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Read more: Omicron FAQ: Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 variant

The BA.2 subvariant is believed to be even more infectious than Omicron and is also leading to some reinfections of previous cases, according to public health officials and experts.

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 Omicron.

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 warned on April 1 that the country is in a period of pandemic transition that might see further waves of COVID-19 cases this year.

“We anticipate that progress will not be linear, and there will likely be more bumps along the way, including resurgence in cases this spring, and likely also in the fall and winter,” she told a news briefing.

She said Canadians should keep wearing face coverings and ensure vaccinations are up to date amid rising case counts and reduced public health measures.

“I think the bottom line is everybody right now should still wear that mask and keep those layers of measures, no matter where you are in this country,” she said.

As of June 30, the number of Canadians seeking treatment in hospital for COVID-19 sits at 3,069 patients, a rate that has stabilized over the past few weeks.

The number includes 207 people being treated in intensive care units, a number that has also stayed steady through June.

The country is currently seeing an average of 20 deaths per day. The rate is falling once again after staying steady through the first half of June.

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

As of June 24, more than 86,173,422 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada.

So far, more than 35,943,344 people — 90.1 per cent of eligible Canadians aged five and up — have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, while 31,441,064 Canadians (86.5 per cent of the eligible population) have received two doses.

Since they were authorized in September 2021, 18,789,014 third “booster” doses have been administered, according to available provincial and territorial data — meaning 49.1 per cent of the entire Canadian population has received three doses.

Vaccinations for children aged five to 11 were approved by Health Canada in November 2021. Health Canada is still reviewing a version of the vaccine for children under five years old.

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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 June 16, 2022, Ontario is releasing data weekly on Thursdays.
  • As of May 13, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador is releasing data weekly on Wednesdays.
  • 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 April 4, 2022, the Northwest Territories is reporting data weekly on Mondays.
  • As of March 31, Manitoba is reporting data weekly on Thursdays.
  • As of March 21, 2022, Alberta is reporting data weekly on Wednesdays.
  • As of March 15, 2022, New Brunswick is reporting data weekly on Tuesdays.
  • As of March 15, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador is no longer reporting new recoveries, tests, or vaccination numbers. Data is released on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 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 new recoveries or vaccination numbers.
  • As of Feb. 7, 2022, Saskatchewan is reporting data weekly on Thursdays. The province is no longer reporting new 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