Ontario reports 4,776 COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 206

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reported 1,958 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 4,776 cases over the weekend. There were 66 new cases today and 206 over the weekend in the Niagara Region.

Ontario reported 1,958 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 4,776 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 66 new cases on Monday and 206 cases over the weekend.

New COVID numbers are trending down across the province and the Niagara Region.

There were 2,359 new cases reported on Saturday in the province. On Sunday there were 2,417 new cases.

Niagara Region reported 116 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 90 cases on Sunday.

There were 52 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 50 deaths reported on Sunday, and 43 reported today. There have been 5,846 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported 15 new deaths over the weekend and 15 deaths reported on Monday. In total, 276 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 1,958 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 36,000 tests completed. Locally, there are 727 new cases in Toronto, 365 in Peel and 157 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 Windsor with 85 new cases, Durham with 62 cases, Hamilton with 55 cases, Halton Region with 54, and Ottawa with 51. Other public health units reported 50 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 6,173 vaccine doses were administered in Canada bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 822,624. That means that 1.911 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 5,537 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 286,110 administered across the province so far. That’s 1.94 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 206 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 3,390 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 3,390 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 5,807. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 1.297 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

See also: COVID-19 vaccinations have started in Grimsby and Lincoln

Today’s numbers are back under 100 with 66 cases reported, the lowest daily case count since Dec. 26 when 61 cases were reported. Case numbers over the weekend 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 15 cases over the weekend and by 15 on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 276. Deaths are reported three times per week by NRPH on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1,398 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 256,960 total cases, with 227,494 cases resolved. There are 1,398 cases in hospitals, with 397 in intensive care and 283 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 114, the number of those in intensive care increased by 14, and patients on ventilators decreased by eight since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 7,351 with 5,588 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,487 active cases, decreasing by 14 since Thursday and 51 active outbreaks, down by four since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 16 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 47 cases)
Lincoln 25.8 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 63 cases)
Pelham 25 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 46 cases)
Wainfleet 11.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 8 cases)
West Lincoln 21.5 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 36 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 23.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 89 cases)
Niagara Falls 29.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 295 cases)
NOTL 48.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 91 cases)
Port Colborne 17.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 33 cases)
St. Catharines 38 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 546 cases)
Thorold 30.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 69 cases)
Welland 28 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 156 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