Frightening spike relief? New COVID-19 cases back down to 149 today in Ontario

The Ontario government reported 149 new COVID-19 cases today in the province, a slight drop from an alarming spike over the Labour Day weekend and into Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Niagara Region reported 1 new case yesterday.

“Ontario is reporting 149 cases of #COVID19, a decrease from the past few days, with over 17,600 tests completed. 28 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with fully 21 of them reporting no new cases. Toronto is reporting 50 cases with 41 in Peel and 16 in Ottawa” said Health Minister Christine Elliot on on Twitter this morning.

On Tuesday there was 185 new cases reported in the province. Labour Day Monday there were 190 new cases

Over the weekend there were 158 new cases reported on Sunday in the province. And 169 new cases reported on Saturday for Ontario.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara region is now at 948, with 868 Of those cases, there are 16 active cases and one active outbreak. There have been 64 deaths.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

Grimsby 0 per 10,000 people
Lincoln 0.4 per 10,000 people
Pelham 0 per 10,000 people
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people
West Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 0.3 per 10,000 people
Niagara Falls 0.2 per 10,000 people
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people
Port Colborne 0 per 10,000 people
St. Catharines 0.6 per 10,000 people
Thorold 0.5 per 10,000 people
Welland 0 per 10,000 people

Learn More:
Niagara Region’s COVID-19 stats
Ontario’s COVID-19 stats
Federal government’s COVID-19 tracker app