Comparing Total Deaths during Flu/Covid season – what do the numbers say?

Getting to the bottom of the numbers – All stats were pulled from Stats Canada. In this article we will present the total number of deaths for the months of January to April and the months of September to December. We also calculate the percentage based on the total population of Canada within that given year. 2020 is not yet complete and therefore that data set we present isn’t complete either. Statistics for 2020 aren’t available past the first 4 days of October. We will update this article as more information becomes available to us.

Population of Canada by Year

Population Of Canada

2018 All Deaths During Flu/Covid season

Jan – Total Deaths: 27,177 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.07447%

Feb – Total Deaths: 23,225 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06364%

Mar – Total Deaths: 24,641 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06752%

Apr – Total Deaths: 22,590 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.0619%

Sep – Total Deaths: 21,842 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.05904%

Oct – Total Deaths: 23,664 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06397%

Nov – Total Deaths: 23,403 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06326%

Dec – Total Deaths: 24,669 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06669%

2019 All Deaths During Flu/Covid season

Jan – Total Deaths: 28,814 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.07789%

Feb – Total Deaths: 24,061 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06504%

Mar – Total Deaths: 25,271 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06831%

Apr – Total Deaths: 23,547 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06365%

Sep – Total Deaths: 21,900 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.05836%

Oct – Total Deaths: 24,174 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06441%

Nov – Total Deaths: 23,957 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06287%

Dec –Total Deaths: 25,457 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06783%

2020 All Deaths During Flu/Covid season

Jan – Total Deaths: 24,475 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06407%

Feb – Total Deaths: 28,825 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.07546%

Mar – Total Deaths: 23,315 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06103%

Apr – Total Deaths: 25,825| Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.06760%

Sep – Total Deaths: 15,190 | Deaths as a percentage of population: 0.03976%

Direct Comparison 2019 vs 2020

January deaths as a percentage of population 2019 – 0.07789%

January deaths as a percentage of population 2020 – 0.06407%


February Deaths as a percentage of population 2019 – 0.06504%

February Deaths as a percentage of population 2020 – 0.07546%

This is when many believe Covid began to circulate around the world. At this time we were unaware of the illness – therefore treating something that you’re not aware of could have slightly inflated the numbers.


March Deaths as a percentage of population 2019 – 0.06831%

March Deaths as a percentage of population 2020 – 0.06103%

End of March governments in Canada began to speak of lockdowns as a way to “prevent” the spread of the Coronavirus.


April Deaths as a percentage of population 2019 – 0.06365%

April Deaths as a percentage of population 2020 – 0.06760%

Slightly higher numbers of deaths as a percentage in April. This could be due to the poor handling of Long Term Care facilities in Ontario and Quebec that inflated the numbers early in the “pandemic.” Sending sick people into nursing homes of the most vulnerable populations isn’t a recipe for success.


September Deaths as a percentage of population 2019 – 0.05836%

September Deaths as a percentage of population 2020 – 0.03976%

September – by this time we have learnt to deal with this virus better in our health systems and the numbers bear this out. We have seen deaths related to Covid drop compared to the initial early months when Covid first found it way into Canada. As we come back into Flu/Covid season we will again see death numbers rise – as is typical in any given Flu season.

In our opinion these numbers don’t justify the draconian measures by our governments on both the Federal and Provincial levels. These measures will have a detrimental impact on the economy for many decades to come as we have amassed a massive debt during the rolling restrictions to combat Covid. Someone will have to pay the piper. In addition, the current policies don’t account for the effects on the social development skills of children and their affects on adults.

The current narrative is one that has pitted Canadians against other Canadians – something truly unbefitting for a nation known for its kindness. Lets see if CBC, CTV, and Global news accept our offer to debate vital information on Covid – or if they don’t have the appetite to discuss the facts and statistics. Only time will tell.

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Published by Greg Staley

Greg Staley is a husband, and a father to 3 beautiful girls. He is a concerned citizen who is closely watching his government's actions through critical thinking, and assessment of all qualified and relevant data. He believes in going to the Primary sources of data at all times if possible.