Ontario reports 3,670 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 150

Ontario reported 3,670 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the seven-day average to 3,868.

The Niagara Region reported 150 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 105.

There were also 15 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 7,582 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 377 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 3,670 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 42,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 1,016 new cases in Toronto, 613 in Peel, 519 in York Region, 214 in Ottawa and 196 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 177,315 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 8,508,213. That means that 20.231 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 95,692 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 3,310,157 administered across the province so far. That’s 22.449 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,491 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 37,653 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 37,653 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 63,437 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 113,226. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 25.289 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

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Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown until May 6.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

The region reported cases over 100 this weekend with 122 cases on Saturday and 149 cases on Sunday, the highest daily case count since Jan.16 when 175 cases are reported. Cases decreased slightly on Monday with 105 cases reported. Tuesday’s report surpassed Saturday’s report with 150 cases 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.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. One new death was reported on Tuesday. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 377.

1,822 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 394,679 total cases, with 351,257 cases resolved. There are 1,822 cases in hospitals, with 626 in intensive care and 422 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 176, the number of those in intensive care increased by seven, and patients on ventilators increased by 14 since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 11,127 with 9,632 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,118 active cases, up by 56 since Monday and 31 active outbreaks, down by one since Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 15 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 44 cases)
Lincoln 24.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 59 cases)
Pelham 30 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 54 cases)
Wainfleet 13.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 9 cases)
West Lincoln 10.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 17 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 10.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 34 cases)
Niagara Falls 18 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 172 cases)
NOTL 19.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 36 cases)
Port Colborne 24.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 47 cases)
St. Catharines 20.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 292 cases)
Thorold 27.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 59 cases)
Welland 48.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 268 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