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B.C. has more active COVID-19 cases per capita than Ontario and Quebec

But it has a lower per capita rate of deaths
B.C. has 181 active cases, while Quebec has 135. Ontario has 91. Photo: @Fraserhealth / Twitter

As the number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to climb in B.C., the province currently has a higher per capita rate of active cases than Canada's two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec. 

With this in mind, B.C.'s per capita rate of active cases falls far short of the highest. As of Nov. 27, Manitoba has the highest per capita rate in Canada, with 647 per 100,000; B.C. has 181. 

Following Manitoba, Nunavut has the highest rate of active cases, with 389. Alberta has the third-highest rate, at 325, and Saskatchewan follows with 278. 

B.C. has 181 active cases per 100,000 people, while Quebec has 135. Ontario has 91. 

However, when it comes to total cases of the virus, Ontario has seen a staggering 111,216 and Quebec has seen 138,163.


b.c.-highest-per-capita-covid-rate.jpgPhoto: Government of Canada

Rate per capita of Deaths in Canada 

While B.C. has a higher rate per capita of active cases than Ontario and Quebec, it has a drastically lower per capita rate of deaths, with eight per 100,000. In contrast, Quebec had 82 deaths per 100,000 people.

 Ontario had a rate of 25 deaths per 100,000 people, and Manitoba had 20. 

You can view the federal government's interactive outbreak map for more information here.