An outbreak of pneumonia (called 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, or COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan China in late 2019. The situation is being closely monitored by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Status of public health risk to Canadians is updated on this web page.
Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread and how it is being dealt with. While the vast majority of cases are in China, the virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms, is now spreading faster outside the country than within. South Korea, Italy and Iran have the highest