Ontario reports 256 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 10

Ontario reported 256 new cases today, down from yesterday’s report of 296. This brings the seven-day average to 292.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 10 new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of six.

There were also two new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,101 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new deaths today. In total, 414 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 256 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 26,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 39 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 38 in Peel Region, 36 in Toronto, 18 in Grey Bruce and 17 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Friday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 330,057 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 34,504,628. That means that 66.650 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 23.839 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 246,393 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 13,568,209 administered across the province so far. There are 3,761,221 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 25.508 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 6,995 new doses were administered as of Friday morning.

A total of 155,366 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 416,754. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 65.4 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 21.6 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 15 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and 14 cases on Sunday. There were nine cases reported on Monday, seven reported on Tuesday, 10 on Wednesday, six on Thursday, and 10 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. One new death was reported on Tuesday, another was reported on Wednesday and Thursday. No new deaths were reported today. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 414.

275 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 543,571 total cases, with 531,571 cases resolved. There are 275 cases in hospitals, with 284 in intensive care, and 202 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by nine, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 16, and the number of those on ventilators increased by 13 since Thursday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,171 with 15,577 resolved. Of those cases, there are 180 active cases, down by eight since Thursday, and seven active outbreaks, down 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 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 14 cases)
Lincoln 2 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 5 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 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 7 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 40 cases)
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 2 cases)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 59 cases)
Thorold 7.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 17 cases)
Welland 3.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 19 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