Ontario reports 469 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 29

Ontario reported 469 new cases today, the lowest daily case count since September and down from Monday’s report of 525. This brings the seven-day average to 703.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 29 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of seven.

There were also 18 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,887 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 410 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 469 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 17,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 182 new cases in Toronto, 76 in Peel, 40 in the Porcupine Health Unit Region and 30 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 231,257 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 26,734,685. That means that 62.144 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 8.196 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 158,209 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 10,267,613 administered across the province so far. That’s 69.634 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 5,240 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 122,305 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 324,346. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 72.417 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown extended until June 2.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 50 over the weekend with 46 cases on Saturday and 29 cases on Sunday. There were nine cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three cases were reported. Case rose to 29 cases 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.

Two new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. One new death was reported on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 410.

621 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 537,076 total cases, with 520,811 cases resolved. There are 621 cases in hospitals, with 481 in intensive care, and 305 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 74, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 16, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by 34 since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,954 with 15,110 resolved. Of those cases, there are 434 active cases, down by 19 since Monday and 14 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 6.1 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 18 cases)
Lincoln 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 10 cases)
Pelham 7.2 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 13 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 5.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 9 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 8.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 28 cases)
Niagara Falls 11.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 113 cases)
NOTL 8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 15 cases)
Port Colborne 9.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 18 cases)
St. Catharines 9.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 128 cases)
Thorold 9.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 20 cases)
Welland 9.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 55 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