Ontario reports 299 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports four

Ontario reported 299 new cases today, up from yesterday’s report of 210. This brings the seven-day average to 278.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported four new cases today, down from yesterday’s report of 11.

There were also 25 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 9,154 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 299 cases of #COVID19 and over 28,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 130 new cases in Toronto, 69 in the Region of Waterloo, 20 in Peel Region, 11 in Grey Bruce, 10 in Durham Region and 10 in Niagara Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 407,779 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 36,607,326. That means that 67.263 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 28.741 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 265,231 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 14,472,741 administered across the province so far. There are 4,563,469 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 30.949 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 7,392 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 163,085 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 439,994. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 65.9 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 26 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 14 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and eight cases on Sunday. There were 13 cases reported on Monday and four 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 414.

257 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 544,713 total cases, with 533,150 cases resolved. There are 257 cases in hospitals, with 276 in intensive care, and 186 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 39, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 11, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by five since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,208 with 15,631 resolved. Of those cases, there are 163 active cases, down by 10 since Monday, and five 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 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 16 cases)
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 2 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 3.8 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 6 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 9 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 32 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 cases)
St. Catharines 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 57 cases)
Thorold 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 14 cases)
Welland 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 14 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