Ontario reports 296 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports six

Ontario reported 296 new cases today, down from yesterday’s report of 255. This brings the seven-day average to 305.

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

There were also six new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,099 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 414 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 296 cases of #COVID19 and over 29,500 tests completed. Locally, there are 95 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 35 in Toronto, 20 in Peel Region, 19 in Hamilton and 17 in Ottawa,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 225,188 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 33,992,346. That means that 66.493 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 22.653 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 227,318 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 13,321,816 administered across the province so far. There are 3,542,439 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 24.025 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 6,406 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning.

A total of 153,238 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Thursday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 409,749. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 65.2 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 20.3 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, and six on Thursday.

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. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 414.

284 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 543,315 total cases, with 531,278 cases resolved. There are 284 cases in hospitals, with 300 in intensive care, and 189 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 11, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by five, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by one since Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,161 with 15,559 resolved. Of those cases, there are 188 active cases, down by 15 since Wednesday, and eight active outbreaks, down by one since Wednesday.

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 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 4 cases)
Pelham 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 6 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 5.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 9 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 1.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 6 cases)
Niagara Falls 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 46 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 56 cases)
Thorold 9.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 20 cases)
Welland 3.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 18 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