Tables, curves, numbers, percentages: it's sometimes difficult to find your way through this ocean of data on the novel coronavirus. On Monday, the government responded to this confusion, launching a "user-friendly" update to its dashboard showing the evolution of COVID-19 in Canada since March.

Health Canada introduced the new version of the site on social media on Monday.

It's quite simple; the map presents the latest data to help people understand the evolution of COVID-19 from coast to coast to coast.

By pressing "play," users can see the progression of the virus, province by province, since the first case of COVID-19 was reported on January 31 in British Columbia.

The animation is pretty striking. It shows the case count in Quebec slowly increasing and then suddenly skyrocket past those in other Canadian provinces.

As of August 16, according to the data, Canada has had a total of 122,087 positive cases and 9,026 deaths. 108,484 people have recovered from COVID-19.


This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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