Ontario reports 2,275 new COVID-19 cases with 20 new deaths; Niagara reports 62 with no new deaths

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 2,275 new COVID-19 cases with 20 new deaths. Niagara Region reported 62 new COVID-19 cases with no new deaths. (Photo credit: Canva.com).

Ontario reported 2,275 new COVID-19 cases, a new daily record, but the case count may be caused in part to public health changing its data extraction process.

This is “resulting in a one-time increase in case counts and some variations in results,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The Niagara Region reported 62 new cases and no new deaths. That daily case count significantly up over yesterday’s 35 cases, but in line with the weekend reports of 65 cases on Saturday and 71 on Sunday, the highest daily case count yet since Nov. 10 when there were 63 cases reported.

There were 20 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario today, This brings the total number in the province to 3,992. There were no new deaths reported yesterday in Niagara. In total, 87 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,275 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 711 new cases in Toronto, 586 in Peel, 185 in Windsor-Essex County and 154 in York Region. There are 1,810 more resolved cases and nearly 39,600 tests completed,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Hamilton with 99 new cases, Durham Region with 92 new cases, Waterloo with 71 new cases, Halton Region and Niagara with 65, and Simcoe-Muskoka with 55. Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.

The new record highs over the weekend come after case numbers came in at above 30 for four days last week.

921 cases in hospitals

Ontario has now had 144,396 total cases, with 123,373 cases resolved. There are currently 921 cases in hospitals, with 249 in intensive care and 156 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 64, the number of those in intensive care increased by five and patients on ventilators increased by seven since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 2,610 with 2,163 resolved. Of those cases, there are 358 active cases, increasing by 123 since Friday and 20 active outbreaks, up by five since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 5.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 17 cases)
Lincoln 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 13 cases)
Pelham 7.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 14 cases)
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 0 cases)
West Lincoln 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 13 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 7.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 24 cases)
Niagara Falls 15.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 139 cases)
NOTL 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 6 cases)
Port Colborne 5.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 10 cases)
St. Catharines 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 73 cases)
Thorold 4.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 9 cases)
Welland 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 23 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