# Canada COVID-19 Charting

*updated on ***waiting …**

These charts track the progress of COVID-19 in Canada by province and should be updated daily at 8pm EST.

The data is sourced from the Johns Hopkins University Center for
Systems Science and
Engineering.

These charts are inspired by the excellent COVID-19 charts created by the
Financial Times.

You can look at the charts for the US here.

Important note about the charts below: the numbers reported on a
given day can be wrong depending on what time the researcher at John
Hopkins looks up and records the COVID-19 case data for a given day
and the time that a province reports the numbers for that day. While
the numbers for a given day may be innaccuate this is normally fixed
on the next reporting day and the overall trend of the graphs is not
adversely affected.

### Canada compared to other countries

Looking at 9 different countries to see how the Canada compares.

In this *new cases per week graph* each point represents a sum of
cases over the last seven days. Each succesive point moves this 7 day
sum one day over droping the first day and adding the current
day. This moving sum smooths out the curve and helps provide a better
indicator as to wether the curve is flattening.

The lines in the graph above will flatten and curve downward as the
new cases slow down and reduce for the given country. Look to line for
South Korea as a good example of this. Keep in mind that South Korea
has had recent experience with epidemics and was extremely agressive
with testing.

We are using a logarithmic scale because it reveals the trajectory of
the spread more clearly. Take note that values on the Y axis increase
exponentially.

As you look at the cumulative cases graph below keep in mind that as
the new cases slow down the curve will only flatten as its doing for
South Korea.

#### Deaths from COVID-19

The following graphs are very similar to the graphs above but instead
of tracking confirmed cases they track the number of deaths caused by
COVID-19 per country.

Keep in mind that deaths can occur three weeks after someone falls
ill. So this is a late indicator of what is happening.

Below we see cumulative deaths for each country.

### Canada by province

The *new cases per week* graph below is much like the one at the top of this page
except that it compares Canadian provinces instead of countries.

Let’s also look at cumulative cases in the provinces, again measuring
the total confirmed cases over time.