Ontario reports 966 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 18

Ontario is reporting 966 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the seven-day average to 1,098.

The Niagara Region reported 18 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 14.

There were also 11 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 6,997 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Monday. In total, 369 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 966 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 30,800 tests completed. Locally, there are 253 new cases in Toronto, 223 in Peel and 99 in York Region,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Ottawa with 64 new cases, Waterloo with 46 new cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 36 cases, and Durham Region with 34. Other public health units reported 35 cases or less.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 43,373 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Friday bringing the total number of vaccines administered so far across the country to more than 1,989,573. That means that 3.807 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine

Over 22,326 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 727,021 administered across the province so far. That’s 4.931 per cent of the provincial population.

Approximately 152 new doses were administered as of Monday morning. A total of 10,804 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

A total of 10,804 people have been vaccinated in Niagara Region by Niagara Public Health. Niagara Health says it has administered 13,295 vaccinations to health care staff.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 24,099. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 5.381 per cent of the region’s residents have been vaccinated so far.

See related: Niagara moving to red

Region numbers remain under 30 per day over the weekend and Monday, as the Niagara Region moved into the red-control tier of the COVID-19 response framework 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. Numbers also remained below the previous daily record of 196 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.

The death count did not go up over the weekend. No new deaths were reported today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Niagara Region to 369.

677 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 302,805 total cases, with 285,262 cases resolved. There are 677 cases in hospitals, with 284 in intensive care and 189 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 18, the number of those in intensive care increased by four, and patients on ventilators increased by 14 since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 8,615 with 8,036 resolved. Of those cases, there are 210 active cases, decreasing by 60 since Monday and 15 active outbreaks, up 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 2.4 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 7 cases)
Lincoln 4.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 10 cases)
Pelham 2.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 5 cases)
Wainfleet 3 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 2 cases)
West Lincoln 7.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 12 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 3.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 12 cases)
Niagara Falls 4.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 46 cases)
NOTL 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 8 cases)
Port Colborne 1.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 3 cases)
St. Catharines 5.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 78 cases)
Thorold 4.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 9 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