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COVID-19 Weekly Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here is our weekly update regarding how many cases, active cases, and deaths from each province across the country.

There is currently an official travel advisory, and COVID-19 travel health notice is in effect: avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.



This week the government extended the measures in place at the U.S. and Canada border for another 30 days. Canadians were advised that non-essential travel remains in effect until at least November 21st.

Government officials recommend that Canadians stay at home if they are feeling unwell. If they have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, people are asked to seek medical attention and call in advance. People are also asked to follow the directions of their local health authority.

All data is based on stats collected as of 10 p.m. on October 25, 2020. The total number includes publicly reported, confirmed, and probable cases.

The total number and Canadian patients tested sits at 9,552,469, with 213,959 positive tests and 9,338,510 negative.


British Columbia held its provincial election last week, with the NDP being re-elected.

With numbers, rising government officials have introduced or reintroduced measures in an aim to slow down the spread of the virus in Ontario and Quebec.

In Europe, the south of France introduced curfews, with Spain claiming a state of emergency in an effort to introduce a curfew to curb number of new cases climbing again.

Total cases: 213,959
Active: 24,729
Total deaths: 9,946

British Columbia
Total cases: 12,554
Active: 2,051
Recovered: 10,247
Total deaths: 256

Total cases: 24,261
Active: 3,651
Recovered: 20,310
Total deaths: 300

Total cases: 2,729
Active: 619
Recovered: 2,085
Total Deaths: 25

Total cases: 4,249
Active: 2,053
Recovered: 2,142
Total deaths: 54

Total cases: 70,373
Active: 7.120
Recovered: 60,160
Total deaths: 3,093

Total cases: 100,114
Active: 9,143
Recovered: 84,828**
Total deaths: 6,143

New Brunswick:
Total cases: 328
Active: 65
Recovered: 257
Total deaths: 6

Nova Scotia
Total cases: 1,100
Active: 6
Recovered: 1,029
Total deaths: 65

Prince Edward Island
Total cases: 64
Active: 6
Recovered: 63
Total deaths: 0

Newfoundland and Labrador
Total cases: 290
Active: 11
Recovered: 275
Total deaths: 4

Total cases: 20
Active: 5
Recovered: 15
Total deaths: 0

Northwest Territories
Total cases: 9
Active: 4
Recovered: 5
Total deaths: 0

Total cases: 0
Active: 0
Total deaths: 0

**No data is available for this day, and so the most recently available data is displayed.

The data presented can be found at Interactive data visualizations of COVID-19 on the Government of Canada website here.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

Most common symptoms:
dry cough

Less common symptoms:
aches and pains
sore throat
loss of taste or smell
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
chest pain or pressure
loss of speech or movement

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.

On average it takes five to six days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show. However, it can take up to 14 days.

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Julia Lennips

Julia is a journalist who is an avid reader and an artist. She is living in North Bay, ON pursing her passion for reporting.

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