Ontario reports 1,076 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports an increase with 38


Ontario is reporting 1,076 new cases of COVID-19. But, today’s case count from the Toronto Public Health is underestimated again due to data migration to the provincial system.

The Niagara Region reported 38 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 21.

There were also 18 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 6,632 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new COVID-19 death on Friday. In total, 358 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,076 cases of #COVID19 and over 62,000 tests completed. Locally, there are 361 new cases in Toronto, 210 in Peel and 122 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Waterloo with 59 new cases, Ottawa with 52 new cases, Halton and Durham with 31 cases, and Hamilton with 30. Other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 25,216 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 1,211,617. That means that 2.505 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 15,605 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 442,441 administered across the province so far. That’s 3.001 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 123 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning. A total of 7,667 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 7,667 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 2,417 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 10,084. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 2.251 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

The Niagara Region numbers remain under 50 per day over the weekend and so far this week, with the numbers dropping to as low as 13 on Tuesday. The last time the region saw daily case numbers that low was on Nov. 30 when 13 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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

The death count went up by eight over the weekend, by three on Monday, and by six on Tuesday. There were no new deaths on Wednesday, four new deaths on Thursday, and one new death today. This brings the total number of deaths to 357. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

763 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 283,587 total cases, with 264,459 cases resolved. There are 763 cases in hospitals, with 295 in intensive care and 204 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 120, the number of those in intensive care decreased by four, and patients on ventilators decreased by seven since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,310 with 7,462 resolved. Of those cases, there are 490 active cases, decreasing by 18 since Thursday and 40 active outbreaks, down by one since Thursday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 7.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 =23 cases)
Lincoln 11.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 29 cases)
Pelham 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 14 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 11.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 20 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 6.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 33 cases)
Niagara Falls 11.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 128 cases)
NOTL 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 14 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 cases)
St. Catharines 10.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 159 cases)
Thorold 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 17 cases)
Welland 7.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 43 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