Ontario reports 1,843 new COVID-19 cases, 45 new deaths; Niagara reports 36 cases, third day this week with cases above 30

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 1,843 new COVID-19 cases with 45 new deaths, the highest since June. Niagara Region reports 36 cases, no new deaths. Photo credit: Canva.com.

Ontario reported 1,843 new COVID-19 cases, a drop from yesterday’s report of 1,983.

The Niagara region reported 34 new cases today, 36 new cases yesterday and 20 cases on Wednesday.

There were 45 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario today, the highest death count since June. The majority of the deaths reported came from long-term care homes in the province. This brings the total number in the province to 3,916. There were no new deaths reported today in Niagara. In total, 87 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,848 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 63,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 469 new cases in Toronto, 386 in Peel, 205 in York Region and 106 in Windsor-Essex County. There are 1,753 more resolved cases,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Windsor with 106 new cases, Durham Region with 91 new cases, Waterloo with 77 new cases, Hamilton with 58 new cases, Halton Region with 57 cases, and Guelph with 54 cases. Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.

Niagara Region reported case numbers above 30 for the third time this week. There were 34 cases today, 36 cases yesterday and 33 cases on Tuesday. On Sunday, 38 cases were reported in the region, surpassing the spike of 36 cases reported on Nov. 21. This was the highest daily case count since Nov. 10 when the region saw a new record high of 63 cases.

808 cases in hospitals

Ontario has now had 134,783 total cases, with 114,679 cases resolved. There are currently 808 cases in hospitals, with 235 in intensive care and 124 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 21, the number of those in intensive care increased by seven and patients on ventilators decreased by eight since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,439 with 2,117 resolved. Of those cases, there are 235 active cases, decreasing by 12 since yesterday and 15 active outbreaks, up by one since yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 15 cases)
Lincoln 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 12 cases)
Pelham 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 6 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 6.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 9 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 24 cases)
Niagara Falls 8.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 73 cases)
NOTL 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 6 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 case)
St. Catharines 4.0 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 53 cases)
Thorold 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 7 cases)
Welland 3.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 17 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