COVID-19 Indicator Roadmap.

As of September 8, 2022, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Dashboard is no longer being updated in an effort to streamline the ongoing collection, analysis and reporting of provincial COVID-19 data in Ontario. Public Health Ontario (PHO) will continue providing important surveillance data on COVID-19 activity in Ontario, aligned with its mandate for provincial infectious disease surveillance reporting.

To access the COVID-19 data and surveillance reports and tools, visit PHO’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance webpage.

The following table outlines where you can find important COVID-19 data in PHO’s resources that was available in the Dashboard.

Science Advisory Table Dashboard Element & IndicatorsPHO IndicatorsWhere to find in PHO ResourcesFrequency of PHO Data Updates
Wastewater Signals in Ontario and Sub-regions Wastewater Signals in Ontario and Sub-regions New Wastewater Signals in Ontario webpage will be posted to PHO’ Data and Surveillance page and will include the same data from the Science Advisory Table Dashboard. Weekly starting September 16 – published Fridays
Case trends: rates, hospitalizations, deaths
  • Estimated number of COVID-19 cases per day

  • Case rate for Ontario and by PHU

  • COVID-19 Hospital Occupancy
    (including ICU)

  • Estimated Number of COVID-19 Deaths per day

  • Daily COVID-19 Hospital and ICU Occupancy in Ontario
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Ontario (daily and weekly), including by public health unit
  • Recent cases

  • Total cases

  • Total hospitalized

  • Total deaths
Ontario COVID-19 Data Tool – Summary, Case Trends and Maps tabs

COVID-19 in Ontario Weekly Epidemiological Summary:

  • Highlights section

  • Figure 1a. Confirmed cases of COVID-19, by reported week

  • Figure 3a. Confirmed COVID-19 cases that were admitted to hospital, by hospital admission week

  • Figure 4a. Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, by cause and week of death

  • Figure 7. Hospital and ICU bed occupancy, by day (to be launched in September)
Weekly – published Thursdays

Change in publishing timing:
Starting September 16, publishing will be every Friday
Laboratory Testing
  • Test Positivity and Number of COVID-19 Tests in Ontario
Laboratory Testing (daily and weekly)
  • COVID-19 weekly laboratory tests completed and percent positivity in Ontario

Ontario COVID-19 Data Tool – Lab tests tab

COVID-19 in Ontario Weekly Epidemiological Summary:

  • Figure 2. Weekly COVID-19 tests completed and percent positivity

Weekly – published ThursdaysChange in publishing timing:
Starting September 16, publishing will be every Friday

COVID-19 Variants
  • Percentage of Cases Caused by Different Variants in Ontario
COVID-19 Variants
  • Percentage of COVID-19 cases by the most prevalent lineages and week, representative surveillance Estimated daily prevalence (%) by Pango lineage, using Nowcast model
SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance in Ontario Weekly Epidemiological Summary
  • Figure 1. Percentage of COVID-19 cases by the most prevalent lineages and week, representative surveillance

  • Figure 2. Estimated daily prevalence (%) by Pango lineage, using Nowcast model, Ontario
Weekly – published every Tuesday
COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Number of Vaccinated Individuals & Doses Administered

  • Percentage vaccinated by age

  • Percentage vaccinated by PHU

  • Current COVID-19 Risk in Ontario by Vaccination Status
COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario by dose number, date, and PHU

  • Number of individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine and coverage estimates in Ontario by vaccination status, date, PHU, and age group

  • Cumulative number of individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine and coverage estimates in Ontario by vaccination status, PHU, age group, and sex/gender

  • Rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths  among individuals 60 and older in Ontario by vaccination status and date

  • Cumulative counts (all-time) and rates (previous 120 days) of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Ontario by vaccination status and age group
Ontario COVID-19 Data Tool – Vaccine tab

COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Ontario Surveillance Report:

  • Figure 1a. Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario by dose number and date

  • Figure 2. Cumulative number of individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine and provincial coverage estimates by date

  • Figure 3a. Provincial COVID-19 vaccine coverage estimates for at least one dose by age group and date

  • Figure 3b. Provincial COVID-19 vaccine coverage estimates for individuals that completed their primary series by age group and date

  • Figure 3c. Provincial COVID-19 vaccine coverage estimates for individuals that completed their primary series and received one booster dose by age group and date

  • Figure 3d. Provincial COVID-19 vaccine coverage estimates for individuals that completed their primary series and received two booster doses by age group and date

  • Table 1. Number of individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine by gender and age group: Ontario

  • Figure 4. Provincial COVID-19 vaccine coverage estimates by vaccination status, age group and gender

Severe Outcomes among Confirmed Cases Following Vaccination in Ontario Epidemiological Summary

  • Figure 3. Seven-Day Average Rate of COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 Person Days among Individuals 60 Years of Age and Older by Vaccination Status: Ontario

  • Figure 4. Seven-Day Average Rate of COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 Person Days among Individuals 60 Years of Age and Older by Vaccination Status: Ontario

  • Figure 5 & Table 1. Rate of COVID-19 Hospitalizations per 100,000 Person Days by Vaccination Status and Age Group in the Previous 120 Days: Ontario

  • Figure 6 & Table 2. Rate of COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 Person Days by Vaccination Status and Age Group in the Previous 120 Days: Ontario

  • Table 3. Hospitalized Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 by Vaccination Status: Ontario

  • Table 4. Fatal Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 by Vaccination Status: Ontario
Bi-weekly – published every other Thursday

Change in publishing timing:
Starting September 16, publishing will be every other Friday

Daily COVID-19 Hospital and ICU Occupancy in Ontario Daily COVID-19 Hospital and ICU Occupancy in Ontario PHO is working with Ontario Health and will report on hospital bed capacity, including ICU capacity in its COVID-19 in Ontario Weekly Epidemiological Summary Weekly – first published Thursday September 8
Change in publishing timing:
Starting September 16, publishing will be every Friday

Retired Indicators

The following table outlines indicators that are no longer being reported and background on why they have been retired.

Science Advisory Table Dashboard Element & IndicatorsRationale for Retiring

Effective Reproduction Number R(t) in Ontario

After December 23, 2021, reproduction number cannot be estimated accurately due to changes in provincial testing requirements.

Number of PHUs With Exponential Growth

To create this graph the Table used the R(t) information, which can no longer be calculated reliably as currently noted in the Dashboard. Similar to this indicator, PHO does comment on the number of public health units with increasing/ decreasing weekly rates in the highlights section of its COVID-19 in Ontario Weekly Epidemiological Summary.

Oxford Stringency Index and Mobility in Ontario

Mobility measures are less relevant when there are no current or foreseeable restrictions on people’s movement via lockdowns or other public health measures. Apple no longer provides public data. PHO will assess data sources and methods to prepare for potential future need if new public health measures are put in place.