Ontario reports 1,185 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 27

Ontario is reporting 1,185 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the seven-day average to 1,187.

The Niagara Region reported 27 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 20.

There were also six new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,083 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. In total, 369 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,185 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 33,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 343 new cases in Toronto, 235 in Peel and 105 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 81 new cases, Halton Region with 48 new cases, Waterloo with 46 cases, and Ottawa 45. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 49,747 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 2,523,615. That means that 5.118 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 31,047 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 943,533 administered across the province so far. That’s 6.398 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 41 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning. A total of 11,869 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 11,869 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 20,241 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 32,110. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 7.169 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

Region numbers rose slightly above 30 on Saturday when 34 cases were reported. However, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday’s numbers were back below 30.

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 did not go up over the weekend. No new deaths were reported so far this week. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 369.

689 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 311,112 total cases, with 292,806 cases resolved. There are 689 cases in hospitals, with 290 in intensive care and 184 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 63, the number of those in intensive care increased by two, and patients on ventilators remained the same since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,791 with 8,207 resolved. Of those cases, there are 215 active cases, up by six since Monday and 21 active outbreaks, up by one since Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 6 cases)
Lincoln 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 12 cases)
Pelham 1.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 3 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 10 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 33 cases)
NOTL 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 9 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 cases)
St. Catharines 3.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 55 cases)
Thorold 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 2.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 12 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