COVID-19 Data Access

HDRN Canada is well placed to facilitate access to COVID-19 related data through its Data Access Support Hub (DASH)

  • To date, DASH has supported five (5) COVID-19 related projects and research funding proposals by providing researchers with cost estimates and feasibility assessments.
  • DASH has been facilitating multi-jurisdictional COVID-19 related research in a wide range of domains including emergency medicine, surgery, pediatric diabetes, neonatal care and virtual care.

To learn more and to request access to multi-jurisdictional data, please visit HDRN Canada's Data Access Support Hub (DASH).

Data Holdings

Click on each of the green check marks to view additional details about the dataset(s) available.

COVID-19 Related Dataset BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL YK NT NU
Lab Testing Green check mark Green check mark   Green check mark Green check mark   Green check mark     Green check mark      
Vaccination       Green check mark Green check mark         Green check mark      
Surveillance   Green check mark   Green check mark Green check mark         Green check mark      

Field Level Information

  • Provides a set of field areas selected by HDRN Canada to represent important fields that may be contained in data sets related to COVID-19, and indicates the availability of those field areas in each province/territory.
  • The field areas are based on the collection areas suggested by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • A definition for each field area is provided and the availability of the data in each jurisdiction is given by indicating the type of dataset that contains that field.
  • Not all fields in each dataset are included or represented. Complete lists of specific fields may be available from each province/territory. Please consult DASH for accessing this information.
  • For information on working with Indigenous data, click here.
  • For information on the collection of race-based and Indigenous identity data, please see the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Click here.

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Surveillance Icon: SurveillanceLab Testing Icon: Lab Testing Vaccination Icon: Vaccination

Data area (hover over for description) AB BC MB ON NB NL
Age or date of birth Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon C[1] Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon
Asymptomatic Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Confirmed or probable case Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Contacts – total identified for individual Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon
Country of residence Surveillance Icon - Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon
Date lab specimen was collected Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon
Date of lab test result Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon
Date of symptom onset Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Date reported to province - - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - -
Deceased Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Dwelling type at time of disease onset Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Exposure setting Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Gender[2] Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon
Hospitalized flag Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Hospitalized ICU flag Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Lab test method (type of test) Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon
Lab test result Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon
Laboratory ID for specimen Lab Testing Icon - - Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon
Name of laboratory Lab Testing Icon - Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon
Occupation Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Occupation – Health Care Worker Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Occupation - Rotational worker - - - - - Surveillance Icon
Occupation - Temporary foreign worker Surveillance Icon - - - - -
Postal code (first 3 letters/digits) Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon C[1] Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon
Pre-existing condition(s) Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Province/territory Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon - Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon
Provincial case ID Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon
Reason for testing - - Lab Testing Icon - - Surveillance Icon
Resolution of case Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Sex[2] - C[1] Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon
Travelled Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon
Travelled – close contact - - Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon
Vaccination date - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon
Vaccination – individual received dose? - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon
Vaccination - name of dose - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon
Vaccination - number of doses received - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon
Variant identified Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon - Vaccination Icon

 

[1] Can be derived by linking the lab testing results to Consolidation File.

[2] Sites may not follow these definitions for Sex and Gender.

 

Lab Testing

British Columbia - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID Test Lab Data
Site Population Data BC
Description Provincial COVID-19 lab test results extracted from the Provincial Laboratory Information Solution (PLIS)
Data Level Individual
Extent 3.8 million records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/01/2020 - 01/17/2022
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Alberta - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name PROVLAB (Provincial Laboratory)
Site Alberta Health Services
Description Automated feeds from labs
Data Level Individual
Extent 6,846,269 records
2,725,933 individuals
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 14/02/2020 - current
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 24/02/2022

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Manitoba - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Lab Testing and Results
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Description The COVID-19 Lab Testing and Results data contains information on test information and results, acquisition information and patient date of birth, postal code and group membership (e.g. health care worker, general public). These data are updated monthly. 
Data Level Individual
Extent 1,311,311 records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/31/2020 - 01/01/2022
Latest Update provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Ontario - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset 1 Dataset 2
Dataset Name Ontario Laboratories Information System COVID-19 data (OLISC19) COVID19 Integrated Testing Data (C19INTGR)
Site ICES ICES
Description

On April 7, 2020, ICES started to receive daily feeds of COVID-19 test orders recorded in the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) from Ontario Health Digital Services (OHDS). The data received are a minimum dataset extracted from lab orders with COVID-19-specific test request (TR) codes or Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and other TR/LOINC codes indicative of viral or respiratory virus testing. Cleaning, parsing and aggregating of the OLIS COVID-19 data was conducted using Python scripts created at ICES. The scripts process the OHDS original minimum dataset into two research-ready datasets by: 1) parsing lab results pertaining to SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses, and 2) rolling-up the COVID-19 lab results into more clinically relevant "testing episodes". The original minimum dataset received from OHDS contains identifiers to allow for linkage, in addition to test result information such as patient IDs, order IDs, lab names, TR codes, LOINC codes, test result release times, test result statuses, and test results in free-text. The recommended analytical dataset is derived by aggregating information from the minimum dataset by unique individual + testing date (i.e., testing episode), to represent the overall COVID-19 testing result status for each tested individual on each day. Variables included in this dataset include province, postal code, date of birth, sex, encrypted healthcard number, specimen collection date, result release date, whether a COVID test was done, COVID19 test result (Positive/Presumptive > Indeterminate > Negative > Pending > Cancelled > Rejected). Due to the time required for transportation and processing of specimens, it takes up to six days for approximately 95% of results to be finalized and reported for a given testing date. In other words, the larger the difference between when the dataset was received and the specimen collection date (observationdate), the more likely we have all the results for that specimen collection date.

The COVID-19 Integrated Testing Dataset is derived from 3 data sources: 1) Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) contains COVID-19 testing episodes using standard PCR tests, from January 2020 to current; 2) Distributed testing data from laboratories (DL) within the COVID-19 Diagnostic Network, with results only up to April 13, 2020 (prior to a requirement to report all test results in OLIS, the results of tests performed by laboratories that were part of this network were compiled by PHO in a separate database); and 3) Public Health Case & Contact Management (CCM) Solution, formerly known as the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), a client-level dataset (not testing episodes) for individuals who are confirmed positive for COVID-19 based on the provincial case definition, from January 2020 to current.

Data Level Individual Individual
Extent 57 million records
6.5 million individuals 
18 million records
6.5 million individuals
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 01/01/2020 - 01/21/2022
Latest Update provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022 18/02/2022

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New Brunswick - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Case Data
Site New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
Description The COVID-19 Case Data data set contains testing results of individuals tested for COVID-19 in New Brunswick, and it includes results from both Vitalité and Horizon regional health authorities. The data set contains test results from the first reported COVID-19 test in New Brunswick until the latest available data update. The patients’ city, postal code, sex, and birth date are self-reported. The test results can be “Positive,” “Negative,” or an inconclusive result of “Equivocal.”
Data Level Individual
Extent N/A
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 2/1/2020 - 4/28/2021
Latest Update provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Newfoundland and Labrador - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name Laboratory Data
Site Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI)
Description Laboratory data from our provincial health information system containing results of all COVID-19 tests (e.g., suspected cases, contacts, community screening, etc.). 
Data Level Individual
Extent 185,486 records
Latest Update provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/10/2021

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Vaccination

Manitoba - Vaccination Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Vaccinations - Weekly Data
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Description

Vaccination data includes three separate tables containing vaccination, appointment, and screening information.

The purpose of the Vaccinations data is to provide a weekly update on the number and types of COVID-19 vaccinations that are provided in the province of Manitoba.

The purpose of the Appointments data is to collect and record the COVID-19 vaccination appointments made in the on-line system, including changes/cancellations to appointments.

The purpose of the Screening data is to collect and record screening data on the types of people being vaccinated and specific indicators that are under consideration.

Data Level Individual
Extent Vaccinations Data - 2,652,435 records
Appointments Data - 2,483,725 records
Screening Data - 1,975,179 records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) Vaccinations Data - 12/01/2020 - 01/16/2022
Appointments Data - 12/01/2020 - 01/16/2022
Screening Data - 12/01/2020 - 01/16/2022
Latest Update provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Ontario - Vaccination Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Data (COVAXON)
Site ICES
Description

Contains information on COVID-19 vaccination events, including: Date(s) of dose administration; Reason for administration (e.g., health care worker, long-term care resident, other priority groups); Vaccine product information (i.e., manufacturer, lot number, diluent); Location and responsible Public Health Unit for vaccination event; Client information (e.g., date of birth, demographics [age, sex], postal code of residence).

Data Level Individual
Extent 12 million individuals
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 12/01/2020 - 01/21/2022
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Newfoundland and Labrador - Vaccination Dataset Summary Information
  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Vaccination Data
Site Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
Description

Data containing information on COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Data Level Individual
Extent 881783
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) Current as of November 11, 2021
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 11/11/2021

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Surveillance

Alberta - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name CDOM (Communicable Disease and Outbreak Management)
Site Alberta Health Services
Description Public health data for contract tracing and tracking COVID cases
Data Level Individual
Extent 523,104 records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 02/01/2020 - 02/24/2022
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 24/02/2022

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Manitoba - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Surveillance Data - Cases and Contacts
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Description Surveillance data includes two separate tables containing Case and Contact Investigation information. This includes infection and acquisition classifications, symptoms, risk factors, exposure, interventions and transmission assessments. The data only relates to lab confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. The Surveillance data will be updated monthly.
Data Level Individual
Extent Cases Data - 81,847 records
Contacts Data - 368,947 records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Ontario - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name Case and Contact Management System (CCM)
Site ICES
Description

The Case and Contact Management System (CCM) is a central data repository for COVID-19 case and contact management, and reporting in Ontario. This information is used for local, provincial and national surveillance.

Data Level Individual
Extent 900,000 individuals
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 01/01/2020 - 01/17/2022
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/02/2022

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Newfoundland and Labrador - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Dataset Name COVID-19 Provincial Tracker
Site Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
Description This system is used for surveillance of COVID-19 cases and contacts.
Data Level Individual
Extent 40,840 records
Collection Period (dd/mm/yyyy) 09/03/2020 - 22/04/2021
Latest Update Provided to HDRN Canada (dd/mm/yyyy) 18/10/2021

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