Ontario COVID-19 new case roller coaster continues with spikes back to 841 today

Ontario reported 841 new COVID-19 cases today, increasing from yesterday's report of 790 cases. Niagara reports 10, same as yesterday.

Ontario reported 841 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing case numbers back above 800 after yesterday’s report of 790 cases.

Niagara Region reports 10 cases today, same as yesterday.

“Ontario is reporting 841 cases of #COVID19 as nearly 38,900 tests were completed. Locally, there are 335 new cases in Toronto, 162 in Peel, 106 in York Region and 72 in Ottawa. There are 741 more resolved cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include the Durham Region with 29 new cases, Halton Region with 29 new cases, and Hamilton with 26 cases. All other public health units reported 25 cases or less.

There were nine new COVID deaths reported today in Ontario, the same as yesterday’s report. There have been 3,071 deaths in Ontario. There was one new death reported on Monday in the Niagara Region, the third one is less than a week. There were no new deaths reported today. There have been 68 deaths in the region from COVID-19.

The Niagara Region cases have remained below 20 since Sept. 27, with most numbers ranging from nine to 12 cases. Monday’s and Tuesday’s reports were slightly above this range with 16 cases reported Tuesday and 15 reported on Monday. Yesterday’s and today’s numbers were back within this range with 10 cases being reported.

Ontario has now had 67,527 total cases, with 58,066 cases resolved. There are currently 270 cases in hospitals, the highest number of daily hospitalized cases since June, with 74 in intensive care and 48 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals after yesterday’s drop. Hospitalized cases increased by 10, the number of those on ventilators increased by three and the number of those in intensive care decreased by one since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,304 with 1,150 resolved. Of those cases, there are 86 active cases, increased by five since yesterday and six active outbreaks, same as yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 7 cases)
Lincoln 0.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 1 cases)
Pelham 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 1 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 5 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 16 cases)
NOTL 0.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 1 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 case)
St. Catharines 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 30 cases)
Thorold 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 5 case)
Welland 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 14 cases)

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