Ontario reports 194 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports six

Ontario reported 194, down from yesterday’s report of 244. This brings the seven-day average to 216.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported six new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of two.

There were also no new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,224 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 415 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 194 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 27,000 tests completed. Locally, there are 42 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 35 in Toronto, 26 in Peel Region, 16 in Hamilton and 11 in Grey Bruce,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 345,132  vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Wednesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 40,533,019. That means that 68.276 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 38.023 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 204,594 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 16,126,179 administered across the province so far. There are 6,069,647 people fully vaccinated. Against a population of 14,789,778, that’s about 41.039 per cent of residents.

Niagara Health reported 8,869 new doses were administered as of Wednesday morning.

A total of 191,960 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Wednesday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 500,891. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 66.8 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 37.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Stage 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening from June 1 to June 30.

COVID cases remained under 10 over the weekend with 10 cases on Saturday and seven cases on Sunday. There were seven cases reported on Monday, two reported on Tuesday, and six were reported on Wednesday.

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.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend and beginning of the week. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 415.

201 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 546,411 total cases, with 535,346 cases resolved. There are 201 cases in hospitals, with 220 in intensive care, and 155 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by one, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by six, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by six since Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,263 with 15,744 resolved. Of those cases, there are 104 active cases, down by two since Tuesday, and three active outbreaks, down by one since Tuesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 3.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 10 cases)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 cases)
Pelham 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 5 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 6 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 7 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 17 cases)
NOTL 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 4 cases)
Port Colborne 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 7 cases)
St. Catharines 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 35 cases)
Thorold 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 5 cases)
Welland 0.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 5 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