Ontario reports 2,169 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 61

Ontario reported 2,169 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the seven-day average to 1,855.

The Niagara Region reported 61 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 24.

There were also 12 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,292 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Friday. In total, 375 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,169 cases of #COVID19 and over 53,400 tests completed. Locally, there are 682 new cases in Toronto, 397 in Peel, 254 in York Region, 129 in Ottawa, 123 in Durham and 122 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include London with 50 new cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 48 new cases, and Waterloo with 43 cases. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 145,023 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 4,728,973. That means that 10.727 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 82,996 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 1,838,592 administered across the province so far. That’s 12.479 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 787 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 19,627 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 19,627 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 39,008 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 58,635. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 13.091 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

Current COVID-19 tier: Red-Control

Niagara Region numbers remained below 30 this week except for Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Wednesday’s report surpassed 50 and Thursday’s report was back below 30 with 25 cases reported. Friday surpassed 60 cases, the highest daily case count since Jan. 31 when 61 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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend and during the week. No new deaths were reported on Friday. The death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 375.

913 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 338,239 total cases, with 314,384 cases resolved. There are 913 cases in hospitals, with 359 in intensive care and 215 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 19, the number of those in intensive care increased by 27, and patients on ventilators increased by three since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 9,387 with 8,600 resolved. Of those cases, there are 412 active cases, up by 26 since Thursday and 22 active outbreaks, up 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 9.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 28 cases)
Lincoln 11.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 27 cases)
Pelham 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 17 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 13.3 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 21 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 5.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 17 cases)
Niagara Falls 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 81 cases)
NOTL 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 14 cases)
Port Colborne 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 6 cases)
St. Catharines 6.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 96 cases)
Thorold 12.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 27 cases)
Welland 12.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 69 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