Ontario reports 1,969 COVID-19 cases Monday; Niagara Region cases also dropping

Ontario reported 1,969 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 3,911 cases over the weekend. There were 57 new cases today and 147 over the weekend in the Niagara Region.

Ontario reported 1,969 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 3,911 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 57 new cases on Monday and 147 cases over the weekend.

There were 2,063 new cases reported on Saturday in the province. On Sunday there were 1,848 new cases.

Niagara Region reported 80 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 67 cases on Sunday.

There were 73 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 43 deaths reported on Sunday, and 36 reported today. There have been 6,224 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported four new deaths over the weekend and five deaths on Monday. In total, 316 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,969 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 30,400 tests completed. Locally, there are 886 new cases in Toronto, 330 in Peel and 128 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 Durham Region with 90 new cases, Windsor with 72 cases, Waterloo with 60 cases, Halton Region with 55, and London with 47. Other public health units reported 45 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 3,200 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 960,429. That means that 2.229 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 2,256 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 341,900 administered across the province so far. That’s 2.319 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 142 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 4,365 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 4,365 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 6,782. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 1.514 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

The Niagara Region remain under 100 over the weekend and today after numbers last week’s numbers teetered above and below. There were 57 cases reported today, the lowest daily case count since Dec. 22 when 34 cases were reported.

Case numbers over the weekend and today 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 four over the weekend and by five on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 316. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,158 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 270,180 total cases, with 244,939 cases resolved. There are 1,158 cases in hospitals, with 354 in intensive care and 260 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 133, the number of those in intensive care decreased by six, and patients on ventilators decreased by 11 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 7,941 with 6,506 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,119 active cases, decreasing by 103 since Friday and 43 active outbreaks, same as Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 20.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 39 cases)
Lincoln 21.3 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 52 cases)
Pelham 16.7 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 31 cases)
Wainfleet 7.4 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 5 cases)
West Lincoln 19.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 33 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 20.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 80 cases)
Niagara Falls 19.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 202 cases)
NOTL 36 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 68 cases)
Port Colborne 6.0 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 13 cases)
St. Catharines 30.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 437 cases)
Thorold 20.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 48 cases)
Welland 19.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 109 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