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Top Charts Canada – age profile of first wave versus second wave COVID-19 cases
AUTHORED BY SAEED AHMADI, December 2020
In this regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualize the often abstract world of longevity by introducing some of their favourite charts.
In this edition of Top Charts, Saeed Ahmadi looks at the age profile of COVID-19 cases in Canada.
How has the age profile of COVID-19 cases in Canada changed over time?
As explored in our previous article, there have been two distinct waves of COVID-19 cases in Canada, the first taking place in April/May and the second wave starting in September and still continuing. The proportion of those cases from the older, most at-risk age groups (i.e., those aged 70 and over) was significantly higher during the first wave compared to the second wave so far, which is particularly apparent in the second chart below.
Data Source: Government of Canada, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Epidemiology update. The data was downloaded on December 15, 2020 but the last two weeks have been excluded in the charts due to lower levels of cases with age data being available over this period because of reporting lags.
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