Status of COVID-19 cases in Ontario

Cumulative Deaths

The methodology used to count COVID-19 deaths has changed to exclude deaths not caused by COVID. This impacts data captured in the columns “Deaths”, “Deaths_Data_Cleaning” and “newly_reported_deaths” starting with data for March 11, 2022. A new column has been added to the file “Deaths_New_Methodology” which represents the methodological change.

The method used to count COVID-19 deaths has changed, effective December 1, 2022. Prior to December 1, 2022, deaths were counted based on the date the death was updated in the public health unit’s system. Going forward, deaths are counted on the date they occurred.

On November 30, 2023 the count of COVID-19 deaths was updated to include missing historical deaths from January 15, 2020 to March 31, 2023. A small number of COVID deaths (less than 20) do not have recorded death date and will be excluded from this file.

CCM is a dynamic disease reporting system which allows ongoing update to data previously entered. As a result, data extracted from CCM represents a snapshot at the time of extraction and may differ from previous or subsequent results. Public Health Units continually clean up COVID-19 data, correcting for missing or overcounted cases and deaths. These corrections can result in data spikes and current totals being different from previously reported cases and deaths. Observed trends over time should be interpreted with caution for the most recent period due to reporting and/or data entry lags.

Status of COVID-19 cases in Ontario

Effective April 13, 2023, this dataset will be discontinued. The public can continue to access the data within this dataset in the following locations updated weekly on the Ontario Data Catalogue:

For information on Long-Term Care Home COVID-19 Data, please visit: Long-Term Care Home COVID-19 Data.

This dataset compiles daily snapshots of publicly reported data on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Ontario.

Learn how the Government of Ontario is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Data includes:

  • reporting date
  • daily tests completed
  • total tests completed
  • test outcomes
  • total case outcomes (resolutions and deaths)
  • current tests under investigation
  • current hospitalizations
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) due to COVID-related critical Illness
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) testing positive for COVID-19
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) no longer testing positive for COVID-19
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) on ventilators due to COVID-related critical illness
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) on ventilators testing positive for COVID-19
  • current patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) on ventilators no longer testing positive for COVID-19
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) resident and worker COVID-19 case and death totals
  • Variants of Concern case totals
  • number of new deaths reported (occurred in the last month)
  • number of historical deaths reported (occurred more than one month ago)
  • change in number of cases from previous day by Public Health Unit (PHU).

This dataset is subject to change. Please review the daily epidemiologic summaries for information on variables, methodology, and technical considerations.

Related dataset(s)

  • Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario
Ministry contact: Health

Additional information

Tags
Geographic coverage
Ontario
Source URL/Address
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/
Last Validated Date
May 16, 2024
Update frequency
Daily

Status of COVID-19 cases in Ontario

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Date range: April 1, 2020 - May 16, 2024

Date range: March 24, 2020 - May 14, 2024

Date range: January 26, 2020 - April 4, 2023


Supporting Files

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    Data Dictionary English and French [18.9 KiB]

    Last Updated: June 29, 2020

    Data Dictionary for Status of COVID-19 cases in Ontario

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