COVID-19 Data and Surveillance
Data and surveillance play a vital role in managing a pandemic. The data that is collected can tell us how the pandemic is evolving, assess severity and risk and develop the necessary interventions to prevent further spread.
Since the onset of COVID-19, PHO has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and our local public health partners to collect, interpret and share COVID-19 data.
Routine Surveillance Reports
Enhanced Epidemiological Summaries
PHO Grand Rounds: COVID-19 and Substance Use – Highlighting New Data and the Perspectives of People with Lived Experience
In this session, Regan Murray provides an overview of opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claire Rykelyk-Huizen and Michael Nurse share findings from a consultation on the impacts of COVID-19 based on interviews with people who use substances, family and friends, harm reduction workers and people providing peer support services.