Ontario reports lowest daily case count since start of April; Niagara Region reports 75

Ontario reported 2,716 new COVID-19 cases on Monday the lowest daily case count since April 1.

It is the fourth time in the last two weeks the province has reported fewer than 3,000 cases.

Ontario health officials reported 6,080 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 75 new cases on Monday and 172 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 2,864 new cases reported on Saturday, and 3,216 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 77 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 95 on Sunday.

There were 25 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 47 deaths reported on Sunday, and 19 reported today. There have been 8,327 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported one new death over the weekend. In total, 396 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,716 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 27,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 807 new cases in Toronto, 707 in Peel, 294 in York Region, 168 in Durham and 106 in Hamilton,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 163,624 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 16,081,179. That means that 39.012 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 94,093 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 6,238,778 administered across the province so far. That’s 42.311 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 2,363 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 67,964 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Monday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 202,294. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 45.166 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

COVID cases remained under 100 over the weekend, with 77 cases on Saturday, 95 on Sunday, and 75 today.

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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the Region is 396.

1,632 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 495,019 total cases, with 454,701 cases resolved. There are 1,632 cases in hospitals, with 828 in intensive care and 547 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 292, the number of those in intensive care increased by 40, and the number of patients on ventilators decreased by 23 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 14,788 with 12,653 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,739 active cases, down by 185 since Friday and 29 active outbreaks, up by five since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 28.6 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 84 cases)
Lincoln 21.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 53 cases)
Pelham 35.5 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 64 cases)
Wainfleet 31.2 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 21 cases)
West Lincoln 28.5 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 45 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 22.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 73 cases)
Niagara Falls 35.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 339 cases)
NOTL 28.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 53 cases)
Port Colborne 45.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 86 cases)
St. Catharines 39.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 553 cases)
Thorold 46.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 100 cases)
Welland 41.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 232 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