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June 21 — Largest global single-day increase in coronavirus cases to date, with more than 183,000 new cases in 24 hours. Of those: 55,771 reported by Brazil; 36,617 reported by the U.S.; 15,400 reported by India.

June 18 — Canada surpasses 100,000 confirmed cases.

June 15 — Global total of confirmed cases passes eight million.

June 12 — Death toll in Canada passes 8,000. Some jurisdictions in Canada begin requiring mandatory use of non-medical face masks in public spaces.

June 7 – Global death toll surpasses 400,000. Actual death toll considered to be higher.

June 6 — Global total of confirmed cases passes seven million.

June 1 — Global total of confirmed cases passes six million.

May 30 — Canada surpasses 90,000 confirmed cases, as death toll in Canada passes 7,000.

May 27 — CNA releases landmark report, 2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada [PDF, 979.9 KB]

May 22 — Global total of confirmed cases passes five million, nearly one third of which (1.55 million) are in the U.S.

May 21 — Canada surpasses 80,000 confirmed cases.

May 20 — Death toll in Canada passes 6,000. Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, officially recommends that people in Canada wear non-medical face masks when physical distancing may not be possible. CNA appears before the Senate standing committee on social affairs, science and technology’s study on the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 14 — Global death toll surpasses 300,000. Actual death toll considered to be higher.

May 12 — Canada surpasses 70,000 confirmed cases.

May 11 — Death toll in Canada passes 5,000. To date, approximately 60% of deaths have occurred in Quebec. Many provinces continue to gradually ease restrictions. CNA appears before the House of Commons standing committee on health’s study on the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 9 — Global total of confirmed cases passes four million.

May 7 — Canada completes millionth test for COVID-19.

May 5 — Death toll in Canada passes 4,000.

May 4 — Canada surpasses 60,000 confirmed cases. Several provinces begin gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

April 30 — Death toll in Canada passes 3,000.

April 29 — Canada surpasses 50,000 confirmed cases. U.S. surpasses 1 million confirmed cases. Canada announces new COVID-19 modelling, notes the “curve is being flattened,” but risk remains.

April 28 — Public Health Agency of Canada notes that 79% of COVID deaths in Canada are linked to long-term care.

April 27 — Global total confirmed cases passes three million.

April 25 — Global death toll surpasses 200,000. Actual death toll considered to be higher.

April 23 — Death toll in Canada passes 2,000, only eight days after the 1,000th death was reported. Saskatchewan becomes first province in Canada to announce plans to loosen public health measures effective May 4.

April 22 — Canada surpasses 40,000 confirmed cases.

April 16 — Canada surpasses 30,000 confirmed cases.

April 15 — Global total confirmed cases passes two million. More than 1,000 people in Canada have died from COVID-19, a significant portion of which are linked to outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

April 13 — The World Health Organization sets out six criteria to help countries decide when to lift lockdown measures.

April 12 — Health Canada approves new rapid COVID testing kits.

April 10 — Global death toll surpasses 100,000. Actual death toll considered to be higher.

April 9 — Canada surpasses 20,000 confirmed cases. Federal government releases federal modeling estimates. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notes that current public health measures could extend as long as a year and a half. “This will be the new normal, until a vaccine is developed.”

April 6 — Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam advises public they can use non-medical face mask in addition to physical distancing measures to reduce spread.

April 2 — Canada reports over 10,000 confirmed cases. Global total confirmed cases passes one million.

March 26 — Over 500,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide; U.S. passes China in total number of confirmed cases, over 80,000 each

March 25 — Canada imposes mandatory 14-day self-isolation for any person entering Canada1
                — 12 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories had confirmed cases2

March 24 — Cases related to community transmission surpass travel-related cases in Canada3

March 23 — Over 300,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide

March 22 — All provinces and territories in Canada have declared public health emergencies

March 19 — Over 200,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide4

March 18 — Canada-U.S. border closed to all non-essential travel

March 16 — Canada banned entry of all non-Canadian or non-permanent residents into Canada
                — Canada advises to avoid all non-essential travel outside the country.5

March 13 — Europe declared epicentre of COVID-196

March 11 — WHO declares COVID-19 a global pandemic7

March 9 — Canada confirms first death8

March 7 — Over 100,00 cases of COVID-19 worldwide9

January 30 — WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International concern

January 25 — First case detected in Canada10

December 31 — WHO notified of atypical pneumonia cases in China.