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

Data area (hover over for description) AB BC MB ON NB
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
Asymptomatic Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon -
Confirmed or probable case Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Contacts – total identified for individual Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon - -
Country of residence Surveillance Icon - Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon -
Date lab specimen was collected Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon
Date of lab test result Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon -
Date of symptom onset Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Date reported to province - - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Deceased Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Dwelling type at time of disease onset Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon -
Exposure setting Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Gender[2] Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon -
Hospitalized flag Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Hospitalized ICU flag Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Indigenous Identity - - Surveillance Icon - -
Indigenous community residence - - - - -
Lab test method (type of test) Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon -
Lab test result Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon
Laboratory ID for specimen Lab Testing Icon - - Lab Testing Icon -
Name of laboratory Lab Testing Icon - Lab Testing Icon Lab Testing Icon -
Occupation Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon -
Occupation – Health Care Worker Lab Testing Icon - Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon -
Occupation - Rotational worker - - - - -
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
Pre-existing condition(s) Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon -
Province/territory Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon - Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon -
Provincial case ID - Lab Testing Icon Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon
Race/ethnicity - - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Reason for testing - - Lab Testing Icon - -
Resolution of case Surveillance Icon - Surveillance Icon Surveillance Icon -
Sex[2] - C[1] Surveillance Icon Vaccination Icon Surveillance Icon Lab Testing Icon Vaccination Icon Lab Testing Icon
Travelled Surveillance Icon - - Surveillance Icon -
Travelled – close contact - - Surveillance Icon - -
Vaccination date - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon -
Vaccination – individual received dose? - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon -
Vaccination - name of dose - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon -
Vaccination - number of doses received - - Vaccination Icon Vaccination Icon -
Variant identified Lab Testing Icon - - Surveillance 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
Site Population Data BC
Dataset Name PLIS_COVID19_RESULT
Description Provincial COVID-19 lab test results extracted from the Provincial Laboratory Information Solution (PLIS)
Data Level Individual
Extent 1.6 million records
1.1 million individuals
Collection Period 23/01/2020 - 08/03/2021
(based on test result date)
Number of Fields 20
Delivery Schedule Monthly
Update Mechanism New data set contains both previous and new records
Latest Update 08/03/2021

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Alberta - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site Alberta Health Services
Dataset Name PROVLAB (Provincial Laboratory)
Description Automated feeds from labs
Data Level Individual
Extent 3.6 million records
Collection Period 14/02/2020 - current
Number of Fields 90
Delivery Schedule Daily
Update Mechanism Internal ETL process
Latest Update 11/04/2021

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Manitoba - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Dataset Name MHCPL_LABRESULTS_C19_2020FEB_V2
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 606,380 records
Collection Period 14/02/2021 - 06/04/2021
Number of Fields 41
Delivery Schedule Monthly
Update Mechanism Internal extract, transformation, loading (ETL) process. New data set contains both previous and new records
Latest Update 15/04/2021

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Ontario - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset 1 Dataset 2 Dataset 3
Site ICES ICES ICES
Dataset Name OLISC19: covid19_olis_mds OLISC19: covid19_olis_epi OLISC19: covid19_olis_epi_rapid
Description OLIS COVID-19 Laboratory Data: Original minimum dataset of provincial COVID-19 PCR test results received by Ontario Health Digital Services, with additional variables generated by ICES (one for each virus; COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses).  OLIS COVID-19 Laboratory Data: ICES-created recommended analytical dataset that aggregates information from the original minimum dataset by individual + testing date (i.e., testing episode), to represent the overall COVID-19 testing result status for each tested individual on each day.  OLIS COVID-19 Laboratory Data: Rapid molecular test results (i.e. Abbott ID NOW)
Data Level Individual Individual Individual
Extent 10.2 million records
4.2 million individuals
30.6 million records
4.2 million individuals
680,000 records
550,000 individuals
Collection Period 01/01/2020 - 01/03/2021 01/01/2020 - 01/03/2021 01/12/2020 - 01/03/2021
Number of Fields 61 22 22
Delivery Schedule Bi-weekly Bi-weekly Bi-weekly
Update Mechanism Daily deltas from Ontario Health Digital Services Daily deltas from Ontario Health Digital Services Daily deltas from Ontario Health Digital Services
Latest Update 24/03/2021 24/03/2021 24/03/2021

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New Brunswick - COVID-19 Lab Testing Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
Dataset Name COVID-19 Case Data
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 01/01/2020 - 09/11/2020
Number of Fields 7
Delivery Schedule N/A
Update Mechanism N/A
Latest Update 21/04/2021

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

  Dataset
Site Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI)
Dataset Name Laboratory Data
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
Collection Period 09/03/2020 - 22/04/2021
Number of Fields 16
Delivery Schedule Daily
Update Mechanism  
Latest Update 22/04/2021

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Vaccination

Manitoba - Vaccination Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Dataset Name MHPHIMS_VACC_C19_2020DEC
Description Covid-19 vaccination specific data for Manitoba
Data Level Individual
Extent 341,926 records
Collection Period 16/12/2020 - 18/04/2021
Number of Fields 32
Delivery Schedule Weekly
Update Mechanism Internal extract, transformation, loading (ETL) process. New data set contains both previous and new records
Latest Update 19/04/2021

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Ontario - Vaccination Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site ICES
Dataset Name COVAXON
Description COVAXON is the central provincial database. The Ministry of Health (MOH) compiles and manages these data and Public Health Ontario (PHO) (as an agent of the MOH) provides ICES with a client-level dataset containing information on COVID-19 vaccination events, including:      
Date(s) of dose administration, Reason for administration, Vaccine product information, Location and responsible Public Health Unit for vaccination event, Client information. This is a controlled use dataset.
Data Level Individual
Extent 740,000 records
Collection Period 01/12/2020 - 01/03/2021
Number of Fields 51
Delivery Schedule Weekly
Update Mechanism Received from Public Health Ontario.
Latest Update 24/03/2021

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Surveillance

Alberta - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site Alberta Health Services
Dataset Name CDOM (Communicable Disease and Outbreak Management)
Description Maintained by Public Health
Data Level Individual
Extent 230,000 records
Collection Period 01/02/2020 - current
Number of Fields Several hundred
Delivery Schedule Daily
Update Mechanism Internal ETL process
Latest Update 11/04/2021

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Manitoba - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset 1 Dataset 2
Site Manitoba Centre for Health Policy Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Dataset Name MHPHIMS_SURV_CASES_2020JAN MHPHIMS_SURV_CONTS_2020JAN
Description Surveillance data collected by Manitoba Public Health nurses on a COVID-19 Surveillance Case Investigation form. The information 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. Surveillance data collected by Manitoba Public Health nurses on a COVID-19 Surveillance Contact Investigation form. The data only relates to contacts of lab confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.
Data Level Individual Individual
Extent 34,549 records 153,011 records
Collection Period 13/03/2020 - 05/04/2021 13/03/2020 - 05/04/2021
Number of Fields 51 24
Delivery Schedule Monthly Monthly
Update Mechanism Internal extract, transformation, loading (ETL) process. New data set contains both previous and new records Internal extract, transformation, loading (ETL) process. New data set contains both previous and new records
Latest Update 20/04/2021 20/04/2021

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Newfoundland and Labrador - COVID-19 Surveillance Dataset Summary Information

  Dataset
Site Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
Dataset Name Provincial COVID-19 Tracker
Description Information on any individuals that are suspected cases of COVID-19 or contacts of a case. Laboratory test results,symptoms (if present), travel history, contacts, demographics are part of the data entry. People being tested for COVID-19 as part of Community screening, meaning they are undergoing a procedure in hospital and are being tested as a precaution would not be captured in the Provincial Tracker. If there test came back positive they would then be entered into the Tracker as a case of COVID-19. This data can be linked to other data sources as long as the Provincial COVID-19 Tracker has a valid health care number entered for the individual.
Data Level Individual
Extent 40,840 records
Collection Period 09/03/2020 - 22/04/2021
Number of Fields 94
Delivery Schedule Daily
Update Mechanism  
Latest Update 22/04/2021

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