Ontario reports 987 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths; Niagara Region reports 21, five new outbreaks

COVID-19 in Ontario in Niagara Ontario reported 1487 new COVID-19 cases today and 2,829 new cases over the weekend. The Niagara Region reported 55 new cases this weekend.

Ontario is reporting 987 new COVID-19 cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s reports of 1,050.

Niagara Region is reporting 21 news cases today, a decrease from yesterday’s report of 38.

“Ontario is reporting 987 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 319 new cases in Toronto, 299 in Peel, 85 in York Region and 62 in Durham. There are 945 more resolved cases and nearly 28,600 tests completed,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter this morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher cases numbers include Halton with 47 new cases and Hamilton with 32 new cases. All other public health units reported 30 cases or less.

There are 16 new deaths reported in Ontario today, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 3,182. There were no new deaths reported in the Niagara Region today. In total, 74 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

The Niagara Region reported 38 new cases yesterday, becoming the new highest daily case reports since June 3, when 40 cases were reported. Daily case numbers have ranged from five to 15 over the last few weeks, but yesterday’s and today’s reports were well above this range.

367 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 79,692 total cases, with 68,189 cases resolved. There are currently 367 cases in hospitals, with 75 in intensive care and 44 on ventilators.

Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in hospitals. Hospitalized cases increased by 10, the number of those in intensive care increased by two, and the number of those on ventilators decreased by three since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region is now at 1,540 with 1,267 resolved. Of those cases, there are 199, increasing by three since yesterday and 17 active outbreaks, one of which being in the Niagara EMS, up five since yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 2 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 6 cases)
Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 0 cases)
Pelham 4.4 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 8 cases)
Wainfleet 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 3 cases)
West Lincoln 0.6 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 1 case)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 8.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 27 cases)
Niagara Falls 2.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 23 cases)
NOTL 2.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 5 cases)
Port Colborne 2.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 4 cases)
St. Catharines 3.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 47 cases)
Thorold 12 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 24 case)
Welland 4.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 27 cases)

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