Is this an official website?
Then who are you?
I am a PhD student at the University of Toronto. I have been collecting Canadian case data since the beginning of the pandemic. I realized that there is no single source to get a good idea of the national cases, testing and hospitalization rates in addition to provincial breakdowns and with the latest data. Hence, this website was born.
Why are you building this website?
I wanted to build an informative website with clear and interactive charts. Recently, a key focus of the website is to demonstrate exactly what "flattening the curve" looks like for Canada and to show how our efforts in social distancing seem to be working. If everyone can see the results of our collective efforts, it will give us some hope and motivation to #FlattenTheCurve. This website's analysis is NOT an endorsement to relax or strengthen preventative measures. This is best left to public health experts.
Why do you have more total cases than canada.ca?
The Public Health Agency of Canada updates the data at a scheduled time. However, I update them based on provincial reports which can generally be considered more recent.
What are your data sources?
For Canada, I mainly use data provided by official provincial and national authorities. All sources are listed here. In rare cases, data reported by news media may be used to fill in the gaps and the corresponsing articles are cited where this is the case. I do not use data from any other secondary non-official sources. For global charts, I use data from JHU CSSE.
How often do you update the site?
This site is maintained by just 1 individual (me). As my regular job resumes, I find less and less time to maintain the website. Additionally, many provinces have stopped reporting cases daily. I will try my best to update every weekday but updates from July 1st onward might be erratic. Thanks for understanding!
How can I contact you?
Thank you for your interest! Please email me at email@example.com. I welcome your feedback and requests.