Graphs and tables of covid 19 data by status, demographics and number of tests.
Status of cases
17In ICU on a ventilator
Numbers above were last updated on September 28, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.
Where the numbers come from
iPHIS and Public Health Unit reporting tools
Every day, all of Ontario’s Public Health Units report covid 19 case data for their areas to Ontario’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) or into their own reporting tool, which is then fed into iPHIS as well.
With the exception of hospitalization numbers, the data on this page is taken from:
- iPHIS, as of 4:00 p.m. the previous day
- Public Health Units' own reporting tools, as of 2:00 p.m. the previous day:
- Toronto Public Health Coronavirus Rapid Entry System (CORES)
- Ottawa Public Health covid 19 Ottawa Database (COD)
- Middlesex-London covid 19 Case and Contact Management tool (CCMtool)
If there is a discrepancy between numbers reported here and those reported publicly by a Public Health Unit, it is because the Public Health Unit hasn’t yet updated their numbers in iPHIS. In that case, consider the number reported by the Public Health Unit to be the most up to date.
Hospitals report their own data
Hospitals report their own numbers to the Ministry of Health, and are usually current as of midnight two days ago.
ICU data is always reported as of 11:59 pm the previous day. This is so patients are not double-counted if they move from one level of care to another within 24 hours.
Glossary of graph terms
Case-status and demographic data
- Total cases
- The number of cases since January 15, 2020. This number includes cases that have been changed to “resolved” or “deaths”.
- The number of people who have tested positive for covid 19. This number does not include cases that have been changed to “resolved” or “deaths”.
- Includes people who are not hospitalized and whose symptoms began at least 14 days ago.
There was a spike in resolved cases on March 30 because the reporting changed. Before March 30, “resolved” was called “recovered” and only included people who tested positive for covid 19 but had since had two negative tests in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
- The number of people with a confirmed case of covid 19 who died before the case was resolved.
- The total number of people in the hospital because of covid 19, which includes people in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and people not in an ICU.
- In ICU
- This number includes patients who are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) levels 2 and 3 flex, neonatal, pediatric and adult. It includes people who are on ventilators and people who are not.
- In ICU with a ventilator
- This is the number of people in the ICU who are on a ventilator, which helps them breathe, because they cannot breathe on their own.
We changed how we report “total tested” on April 15:
- Current definition (from April 15 on): total number of tests completed
- Definition until April 14: total number of people tested