Ontario reports 1,032 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 29

Ontario reported 447 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since late September. There were 1,032 cases over the weekend. There were six new cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since mid-February, and 29 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 502 new cases reported on Saturday and 530 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.

There were 15 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, seven deaths reported on Sunday and four reported today. There have been 8,961 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported one new death over the weekend. In total, 411 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 447 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 13,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 110 new cases in Toronto, 61 in Peel, 56 in Waterloo, 39 in Porcupine and 29 in Durham,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 218,913 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 29,242,444. That means that 64.439 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 12.499 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 135,574 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 11,344,441 administered across the province so far. There are 1,894,320 people fully vaccinated. That’s 12.847 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 2,939 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 135,022 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Monday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 354,807. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 63.8 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 10.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown extended until June 2.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 20 over the weekend with 15 cases on Saturday and 14 cases on Sunday. There were six cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three cases were reported.

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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 411.

384 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 540,130 total cases, with 525,795 cases resolved. There are 384 cases in hospitals, with 409 in intensive care, and 268 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 105, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 31, and the number of those on ventilators increased by 24 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,056 with 15,310 resolved. Of those cases, there are 335 active cases, down by 56 since Friday and 10 active outbreaks, down by six since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 11 cases)
Lincoln 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 9 cases)
Pelham 6.1 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 11 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 6.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 5.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 17 cases)
Niagara Falls 9.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 93 cases)
NOTL 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 16 cases)
Port Colborne 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 14 cases)
St. Catharines 6.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 97 cases)
Thorold 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 11 cases)
Welland 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 40 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