Ontario reports 633 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 22

Ontario reported 210 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest case count since mid-September. There were 633 cases over the weekend. There were 13 new cases reported on Monday, and 22 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 346 new cases reported on Saturday and 287 on Sunday.

Niagara Region reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and eight on Sunday.

There were 13 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 12 deaths reported on Sunday and three reported today. There have been 9,129 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported no new deaths over the weekend. In total, 414 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 210 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 13,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 37 new cases in Toronto, 26 in the Region of Waterloo, 25 in Grey Bruce, 15 in Peel Region, 12 in Hamilton and 12 in Niagara Region” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 311,891 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 35,807,712. That means that 67.026 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 26.881 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Over 180,369 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 14,207,510 administered across the province so far. There are 4,324,770 people fully vaccinated. That’s about 29.33 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 4,448 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 160,921 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 432,575. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), 65.7 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination and 24.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Current COVID-19 tier: Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopening.
Previous tier: Province wide-lockdown until June 11.

COVID cases remained under 14 over the weekend with seven cases on Saturday and eight cases on Sunday. There were 13 cases reported on Monday.

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.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 414.

218 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 544,414 total cases, with 532,779 cases resolved. There are 218 cases in hospitals, with 287 in intensive care, and 191 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 57, and the number of those in intensive care increased by three, and the number of those on ventilators increased by 11 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 16,206 with 15,619 resolved. Of those cases, there are 173 active cases, down by seven since Friday, and five active outbreaks, down by two since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 16 cases)
Lincoln 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 4 cases)
Pelham 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 8 cases)
Wainfleet 1.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 1 cases)
West Lincoln 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 7 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 10 cases)
Niagara Falls 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 35 cases)
NOTL 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 3 cases)
Port Colborne 1.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 2 cases)
St. Catharines 4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 57 cases)
Thorold 6.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 15 cases)
Welland 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 14 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