Ontario reports 244 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports two

Ontario reported 244, up from yesterday’s report of 170. Of those cases, approximately 80 of them come from a data clean-up with Toronto Public Health. This brings the seven-day average to 215.

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

There were also nine 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 164 new cases of #COVID19 and nearly 28,800 tests completed. Due to a data review and clean-up, Toronto Public Health is reporting 80 cases from 2020, bringing today’s total to 244 cases,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 369,689  vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 40,071,075. That means that 68.127 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 36.960 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 215,719 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 15,921,585 administered across the province so far. There are 5,883,641 people fully vaccinated. Against a population of 14,789,778, that’s about 39.781 per cent of residents.

Niagara Health reported 8,037 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 188,289 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Tuesday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 492,007. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 66.7 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 36 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 and two reported on Tuesday.

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.

202 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 546,217 total cases, with 535,110 cases resolved. There are 202 cases in hospitals, with 226 in intensive care, and 161 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 47, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by two, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by four since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,257 with 15,736 resolved. Of those cases, there are 106 active cases, down by 13 since Monday, and four active outbreaks, same as Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 11 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 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 1.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 18 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 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 34 cases)
Thorold 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 6 cases)
Welland 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 6 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