Ontario reports 200 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 14

Ontario reported 200 new cases today and 284 on July 1. This brings the seven-day average to 258.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 14 new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of four.

There were also nine new deaths reported in the province today and 19 reported yesterday. There have been 9,168 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 200 cases of #COVID19 today and 284 cases reported yesterday. Today, there are 41 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 23 in Toronto, 21 in Peel Region and 18 in Grey Bruce,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 242,580 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 38,058,953. That means that 67.604 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 32.206 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 145,674 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 15,154,499 administered across the province so far. There are 5,185,939 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 35.171 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 5,886 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 174,133 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Friday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 462,980. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 66.3 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 30.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Province wide-lockdown until June 11.

COVID cases remained under 14 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and eight cases on Sunday. There were 13 cases reported on Monday, four on Tuesday, eight on Wednesday, four on Thursday, and 14 on Friday.

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. One new death was reported on Thursday. No new deaths were reported today. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 415.

179 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 545,381 total cases, with 534,010 cases resolved. There are 179 cases in hospitals, with 252 in intensive care, and 160 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 72, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 19, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 21 since Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,231 with 15,685 resolved. Of those cases, there are 131 active cases, down by 18 since Wednesday, and four active outbreaks, same Wednesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 12 cases)
Lincoln 1.2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 3 cases)
Pelham 2.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 4 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 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 7 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 27 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 2.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 5 cases)
St. Catharines 3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 43 cases)
Thorold 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 8 cases)
Welland 1.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 8 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