Ontario reports 3,245 COVID-19 cases over the long weekend; Niagara Region reports 62

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

Ontario reported 904 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and 3,245 cases over the long weekend. The Niagara Region reported 14 new cases on Tuesday and 62 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 1,300 new cases reported on Saturday, 981 on Sunday, and 964 on Monday, as new cases continue to decline.

Niagara Region reported 21 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 18 cases on Sunday, and 23 on Monday. Despite that, Niagara Region has entered the Grey-Lockdown tier of the province’s COVID-19 recovery framework, due to a recommendation by the region’s acting medical officer Dr. Mustafa Hirji.

There were 19 new deaths reported on Saturday in Ontario, 41 deaths reported on Sunday, 13 reported on Monday, and 13 today. There have been 6,719 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported three new deaths over the weekend. In total, 361 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 904 cases of #COVID19 today and 964 cases reported yesterday. Today, there are 320 new cases in Toronto, 154 in Peel and 118 in York Region,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Halton Region with 44 new cases, Hamilton with 37 cases, Durham Region with 37 cases, and Waterloo with 31. Other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 7,861  vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 1,288,488. That means that 2.567 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 5,053 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 480,377 administered across the province so far. That’s 3.248 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 259 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning. A total of 8,429 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 8,429 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 2,417 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 10,846. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 2.422 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

The Niagara Region numbers remain under 50 per day over the weekend, in line with the reports from last week and above the 13 cases reported on Feb. 9, the lowest daily case count since Nov. 30 when 13 cases were reported.

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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

The death count went up by three over the weekend. This brings the total number of deaths to 361. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

742 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 287,736 total cases, with 269,413 cases resolved. There are 742 cases in hospitals, with 292 in intensive care and 201 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 21, the number of those in intensive care decreased by three, and patients on ventilators decreased by three since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,385 with 7,694 resolved. Of those cases, there are 330 active cases, decreasing by 160 since Friday and 34 active outbreaks, down by six since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 =13 cases)
Lincoln 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 23 cases)
Pelham 5 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 10 cases)
Wainfleet 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 10 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 26 cases)
Niagara Falls 6.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 87 cases)
NOTL 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 8 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 cases)
St. Catharines 6.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 103 cases)
Thorold 5.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 14 cases)
Welland 5.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 29 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