As of March 18th, 2020, 9:00pm EDT there are a total of 690 cases nationwide
Information on demographics, symptoms and outcomes is available for 260 cases.
Of these cases:
Risk to Canadians
- onset of illness occurred between January 15 and March 15, 2020
- 52% of cases are male
- 31% of cases are 60 years old and over
- 11% of cases have been hospitalized
- 9 people have died of COVID-19
- 69% of cases are travellers and 13% are close contacts of travellers
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians:
- aged 65 and over
- with compromised immune systems
- with underlying medical conditions
There are also increased health risks for Canadian travellers abroad. Because of these risks, the Government of Canada advises you to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice
. This includes cruise ships
It is important for all travellers to:
- self-isolate for 14 days after returning from travel outside of Canada
- some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers
- monitor your health for symptoms such as for fever, cough or difficulty breathing
- wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
We continue to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.
For more up to date information please refer to: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
PSF Canada will continue operations as best as possible given the current conditions. We are currently recruiting to build our Ontario team, focusing on fundraising, presentation delivery, and communications.