Another new single-day COVID case record for the province; Niagara Region reports 154

Ontario reported 4,812 new cases of COVID-19 today, yet another new single-day record, surpassing yesterday’s record of 4,736.

The Niagara Region reported 154 new cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 222.

There were also 25 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,664 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 379 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 4,812 cases of #COVID19 and over 64,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 1,469 new cases in Toronto, 851 in Peel, 491 in York Region, 366 in Ottawa and 268 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

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Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 214,103 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 9,419,410. That means that 22.526 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 115,634 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 3,644,038 administered across the province so far. That’s 24.714 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,769 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 40,975 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 40,975 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 68,393 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 125,206. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 27.955 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

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Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown until May 6.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases rose and dropped throughout the weekend and beginning of the week, with Sunday reported the highest daily case count since Jan.16 when 175 cases are reported. This was surpassed on Wednesday when 174 cases reported. Thursday’s report surpassed this and reported the highest daily case count since Jan. 11 when 471 cases were confirmed. Friday’s cases were back below 200.

Case numbers have remained under the daily record of 471 cases on Jan. 11, the largest single-day jump ever seen in the region due in part to a backlog of cases being updated. However, numbers surpassed the previous daily record of 196 reported on Jan. 8.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. One new death was reported on Tuesday, one new death was reported on Wednesday, and another new death was reported on Thursday. No new deaths were reported today. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 379.

1,955 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 408,383 total cases, with 360,742 cases resolved. There are 1,955 cases in hospitals, with 701 in intensive care and 480 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 18, the number of those in intensive care increased by 42, and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 38 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 11,667 with 9,883 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,405 active cases, up by 50 since Thursday and 29 active outbreaks, down by two since Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

Note: Population numbers in brackets are Niagara Info’ estimates against growth over 2016 census numbers.

Grimsby 19.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 56 cases)
Lincoln 28.2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 69 cases)
Pelham 47.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 86 cases)
Wainfleet 22.3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 15 cases)
West Lincoln 19 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 30 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 13.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 44 cases)
Niagara Falls 28.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 213 cases)
NOTL 18.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 35 cases)
Port Colborne 34.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 65 cases)
St. Catharines 25.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 354 cases)
Thorold 36.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 80 cases)
Welland 58.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 328 cases)

Learn More:

COVID cases in Niagara schools
Niagara Region’s COVID-19 stats
Ontario’s COVID-19 stats
Federal government’s COVID-19 tracker app