Ontario reports lowest case count since October; Niagara Region reports 13

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Ontario reported 699 new cases today, lowest daily case count since October. This brings the seven-day average to 1,030.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 13 new cases today, a slight increase from yesterday’s report of 10.

There were also nine new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,766 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 406 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 699 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 20,300 tests completed. Locally, there are 207 new cases in Toronto, 144 in Peel, 52 in York Region and 50 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 198,415 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 24,060,767. That means that 57.686 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 120,195 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 9,202,220 administered across the province so far. That’s 62.409 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 4.695 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 108,782 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Tuesday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 289,993. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 64.747 per cent of the region’s residents have received at least one vaccination dose so far.

Niagara Region trends

Current COVID-19 tier: Province wide-lockdown extended until June 2.
Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 50 over the weekend with 22 cases on Saturday and 44 cases on Sunday. There were 10 cases reported on Monday, the lowest daily case count since February 18 when three cases were reported. Cases rose slightly on Tuesday with 13 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. 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. One new death was reported on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the region is 406.

804 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 532,158 total cases, with 511,703 cases resolved. There are 804 cases in hospitals, with 583 in intensive care, and 387 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 73, and the number of those in intensive care decreased by 34, and the number of those on ventilators increased by five since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,765 with 14,736 resolved. Of those cases, there are 623 active cases, down by 52 since Monday and 12 active outbreaks, down by two since Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 9.9 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 29 cases)
Lincoln 4.5 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 11 cases)
Pelham 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 16 cases)
Wainfleet 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 6 cases)
West Lincoln 8.9 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 14 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 10.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 33 cases)
Niagara Falls 18.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 176 cases)
NOTL 6.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 13 cases)
Port Colborne 13.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 26 cases)
St. Catharines 14.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 204 cases)
Thorold 12 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 26 cases)
Welland 12 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 67 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