Notes:

  • Total number of deaths between January 1 to May, 2 2020 compared to the 5-year historical average (black line).

  • Red shaded area illustrates there were more deaths in 2020 that could be related to COVID-19.

  • The data in this chart do not include deaths from Ontario, New Brunswick, and Yukon. 

  • The first death attributed to COVID-19 in Canada was reported on March 8, 2020, in British Columbia. 

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Total number of deaths (all-causes) per week in Canada,

January to May