On March 27th, we launched the Monitoring COVID-19 In Canada Dashboard. Over the last two weeks we have been working to update the dashboard as new and different types of data have become available.
So what has changed?
- The dashboard is now available in both French and English, thanks to the contributions of Dr. Manon Racicot, Veterinary Epidemiologist, University of Montreal.
- Under More Info (on the Map page) we’ve included the total number of tests conducted to date.
- You can now select and compare provinces and territories on the Provincial Breakdown plots under both the Daily New Cases and Cumulative Cases menus.
- Case status (unresolved, recovered, dead) can be reviewed over time using the Case Status option under the Cumulative Cases menu. These data are pulled from the Worldometers.info website (as Canada’s status data haven’t been consistently updated).
- We have also included Provincial Case Status using the Canadian data, but you’ll note that it currently lacks the recovered status. This is not to suggest that no one has recovered. It is a result of incomplete Canadian status data. Should these data become available, we will update the plot accordingly.
- And we’ve added both a Twitter and Facebook button to allow you to easily share the dashboard via social media.
As more data become available, we will do our best to update the plots to allow you to better understand COVID-19 in Canada, and in particular, how we are doing in our mission to flatten the curve.
It is important to note that the data used to support this dashboard do not tell the complete story of the pandemic. There are many factors that affect the quality and timeliness of the data we are using, so it is absolutely essential that you follow the guidelines set out by our municipal, provincial, and federal public health experts.
As always, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay home.
The Monitoring COVID-19 In Canada Dashboard team are: Kurtis Sobkowich (PhD Student – Epidemiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph), Dr. Theresa Bernardo (IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Preventive Healthcare, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph), and Dr. Daniel Gillis (Associate Professor & Statistician, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph).