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How many people die every day in Canada?

According to the 2019 United Nations World Population Prospects report, approximately 779 people die every day in Canada. In other words, a person dies in Canada approximately every 110 seconds. You can see a live clock keeping track of how many people have died today at You can compare the number of deaths in Canada to the number of deaths in other countries at

Note: The numbers in this post were estimated without taking into account the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The net effect of the pandemic on the average number of daily deaths in Canada will not be clear until some time in the future. Today (April 3, 2020), 29 deaths were reported in Canada due to COVID-19, which is close to 3.7% of the normal number of daily deaths; however, it is possible that deaths due to other causes may have decreased because of widespread social distancing, quarantine, and stay-at-home measures. On the other hand, there may also be an increase in the number of deaths that could have been prevented if medical resources were not focused on COVID-19 patients. For more information about COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada, visit our coronavirus information page for Canada.