These places are the opposite of hotspots! Recently, COVID-19 in Canada has been almost non-existent in some parts of the country. New data shows that six provinces and all three territories actually had regions with zero cases for at least two weeks.

With new data and modelling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada, we can see how COVID-19 is affecting different parts of the country in different ways.

There's a map of the country that has different health regions colour coded.

These colour shades are based on the incidence rate of cases per 100,000 people for the last 14 days, as of September 21.

During that time, there were quite a few places where the rate was actually zero.

That means there have been no new COVID-19 cases reported there in those two weeks.

Six provinces had at least one region like that and all three territories had the same, too.

All of those provinces are east of Saskatchewan, and includes Ontario and Quebec, even though they are some of the hardest-hit places in the country.

In Manitoba, the northern health region had no incidence rate as of September 21, but one case was reported on September 23.

Ontario had one place with that rate — the Timiskaming public health unit along the Quebec border in the province's northeast. 

The region's last positive case recovered at the beginning of August.

Quebec's northern regions were also in the same boat.

In Atlantic Canada, there were no high incidence rates during that time.

Only two regions out of seven in New Brunswick didn't have an incidence rate of zero as of September 21.

Even then, their rate remained less than four.

In Nova Scotia, the health region that includes Halifax and Dartmouth was the only place in the province with any rate at all.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, three of the province's four regional health authorities had no incidence rate for the two weeks before September 21.

Nunavut hasn't had a single case of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.

Yukon and the Northwest Territories have had people test positive, but both had no incidence rate as of September 21.

On the other end of the spectrum, nine health regions in Canada reported 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 people, over that same two week period.

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