Ontario reports 8,269 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; Niagara Region reports 271

Ontario reported 4,401 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 8,269 cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 107 new cases on Monday and 271 cases over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 3,813 new cases reported on Saturday, and on Sunday there were 4,456.

Niagara Region reported 122 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 149 on Sunday.

There were 19 new deaths reported on Saturday in the province, 21 deaths reported on Sunday, and 15 reported today. There have been 7,567 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

The Niagara Region reported new deaths over the weekend. In total, 376 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 4,401 cases of #COVID19 and over 47,900 tests completed. Locally, there are 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham.,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health, on Twitter Monday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 130,133 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Monday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 8,126,255. That means that 19.281 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 74,722 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 3,214,465 administered across the province so far. That’s 21.8 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,484 new doses were administered as of Monday morning.

A total of 36,200 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 36,200 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 61,906 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 109,731. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 24.499 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

RELATED: Province expands number of pharmacies that offer COVID-19 vaccinations

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown until May 6.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

The region reported cases over 100 this weekend with 122 cases on Saturday and 149 cases on Sunday, the highest daily case count since Jan.16 when 175 cases are reported. Cases decreased slightly on Monday with 107 cases reported.

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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported over the weekend. The COVID-19 death count measured since the start of the pandemic is 376.

1,646 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 391,009 total cases, with 348,684 cases resolved. There are 1,646 cases in hospitals, with 619 in intensive care and 408 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 154, the number of those in intensive care increased by 67, and patients on ventilators increased by 49 since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 10,980 with 9,291 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,062 active cases, up by 125 since Friday and 32 active outbreaks, up by one since Friday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 13.3 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 39 cases)
Lincoln 21.7 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 53 cases)
Pelham 23.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 43 cases)
Wainfleet 11.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 8 cases)
West Lincoln 10.7 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 17 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 9.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 31 cases)
Niagara Falls 17.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 169 cases)
NOTL 17 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 32 cases)
Port Colborne 23.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 44 cases)
St. Catharines 19.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 273 cases)
Thorold 29.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 63 cases)
Welland 48.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 270 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