Status of COVID-19 cases in Ontario

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

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Notes on data elements

Current data elements

  • Number of cases - Number of confirmed cases reported to date in iPHIS by Ontario’s 34 Public Health Units (PHUs), including resolved and deceased cases. PHUs may publicly report on cases prior to updating the data in iPHIS. In the event of a discrepancy between iPHIS cases and cases publicly reported by PHUs, data reported by PHUs should be considered the most up to date.
  • Change from previous report
  • Resolved - Includes cases reported as recovered in iPHIS and cases that are not currently listed as hospitalized in iPHIS, those that are 14 days past symptom onset (if present) or 14 days past the episode date if the case is closed.
  • Deceased - Public Health Units may publicly report deaths prior to updating the data in iPHIS. The data in iPHIS may therefore be underreported. This number includes data from iPHIS and public reports.


  • Total Tested - This includes all persons with tests performed by the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and non-Public Health Laboratories. This is an underestimate of the total number of tests completed, as a minimum of two specimens are recommended when testing hospitalized individuals for COVID-19.
  • Currently Under Investigation - Test results pending.

Historic data elements

  • Negative - Patient negative based on testing performed at Public Health Ontario (PHO) Laboratory (Note: Testing at National Microbiology Lab (NML) no longer required due to enhanced national testing protocols.)
  • Confirmed Positive - Patient still testing positive and has not had two consecutive negative results greater than 24 hours apart
  • Resolved* - Patient is no longer infectious based on two consecutive negative tests performed at PHO Laboratory at least 24 hours apart

*Before March 30, 2020

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Covers 2020-01-26 - 2020-04-01

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