Updated June 5, 2020 — CIHI is committed to collecting, analyzing and sharing credible health data to help improve our health care systems and the health of all Canadians. We’ve compiled our key reports and resources containing information related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and will update this page with new content whenever possible.

CIHI’s data and information

Here is the most recent public data CIHI has available on a number of topics that relate to COVID-19.

Health System Capacity Planning Tool

CIHI has developed the Health System Capacity Planning Tool to support decision-makers in understanding expected health resource demands and supply shortfalls related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on how this tool can be used in your jurisdiction or organization, email help@cihi.ca

Health care workers

Health care professionals are one of the greatest assets of Canada’s health care systems. Take a closer look at the number and distribution of health professionals in Canada, many of whom are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Hospitals and emergency departments

Canada’s capacity to care for the sickest patients diagnosed with COVID-19 depends on the number of hospital beds and health care resources available. Data on primary reasons for hospitalizations and emergency department wait times reflects the load shouldered by hospitals prior to the pandemic. CIHI will be releasing more information on hospital beds in the coming weeks.

Estimated Planned Surgery Cancellations

Hospital beds available

ICU and ventilation

Hospital stays

Wait times

CIHI will be releasing more information on hospital beds, ICUs and ventilation in the coming weeks.

Canada’s seniors

People older than age 65 have shown to be more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. Residents of long-term care facilities and those receiving home care are therefore at higher risk than the rest of Canada’s population.

Health care spending

Health-spending trends and data on where money is spent (e.g., on hospitals, physician payments and pharmaceuticals) can be used as benchmarks for additional COVID-19–related costs.

Your Health System

Your Health System (YHS): In Depth is a unique tool with an array of comparable health system data on hospitals, long-term care facilities and the health of Canadians across the country. The indicators in the tool provide baseline data on more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care facilities. Examples of searchable information related to COVID-19 in YHS include:

  • Ambulatory care sensitive conditions
  • High users of hospital beds
  • Long-term care residents older than 85
  • Hospital occupancy rates
  • Emergency department data

Visit Your Health System: In Depth

Visit Health Indicators e-Publication

Data collection

New ICD-10-CA codes and coding direction

CIHI will provide updates if new codes are released by WHO.

Additional coding directions

Clinical documentation

Clinicians can help ensure that support COVID-19 data for supports disease surveillance activities. This simple guide will help them ensure their COVID-19 documentation is precise and supports quality data capture.

Accelerated reporting schedules

We’re offering flexible submission options for accelerated reporting of COVID-19 (coronavirus) records to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).

ICD-10-CA webinar

Financial reporting

Race data collection

External data sources

It is not customary for CIHI to direct visitors to external data sources that we have not created, but these are unprecedented times. We think it’s important for Canadians to have access to reliable information. Our data experts have reviewed these sources and think they might be valuable to you. CIHI will make every effort to share resources that are available in both English and French. Please note that since these are external resources (i.e., not created by CIHI), CIHI cannot verify whether they are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA).

Daily COVID-19 case reporting

Track reported cases and number tested for COVID-19 in Canada with this interactive tool from researchers at the University of Toronto.

COVID-19 across Canada hub

A compilation of COVID-19 resources, including an “Outbreak at a Glance” landing page, provided by Esri Canada.

Critical care capacity data

This article provides information on the number of ICUs and ventilation and oxygenation capacity across the provinces and territories.

Public Health Agency of Canada reporting

Get the latest updates on COVID-19 across the country from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

CIHI announcements

CIHI’s postponed releases

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s health care systems, CIHI has postponed the release of the following reports originally scheduled for March 2020:

  • Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada
  • Early Revisions for Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada
  • Implantable Medical Devices in Canada

Please check our Upcoming releases page for updates.

Requests for additional data

Media Contact

For media-related inquiries or requests for custom statistics, please contact our Media team.  

media@cihi.ca

Data Requests

For non-media-related inquiries or requests to access data, please visit CIHI’s Make a Data Request page.

Make a Data Request