Ontario reports lowest COVID case count since late March; Niagara Region reports 82

Ontario reported 2,073 new cases today, the lowest daily case count since late March. That is a significant drop on 2,716 new cases on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 82 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 74. Niagara’s lowest daily case count in a month was 73 reported Apr. 6.

There were also 15 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,342 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 397 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,073 cases of #COVID19 and over 28,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 685 new cases in Toronto, 389 in Peel, 231 in York Region and 144 in Durham,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Tuesday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 178,613 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 16,436,768. That means that 39.880 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 112,103 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 6,350,881 administered across the province so far. That’s 43.071 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,357 new doses were administered as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 69,540 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 205,640. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 45.913 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 until May 19, with a possible two-week extension, that has yet to be confirmed.

Previous tier: Red-Control until April 8.

COVID cases remained under 100 over the weekend and beginning of the week, with 77 cases on Saturday, 95 on Sunday, 75 on Monday, and 82 on Tuesday.

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.

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported over the weekend. One new death was reported today. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the Region is 397.

1,782 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 497,092 total cases, with 457,599 cases resolved. There are 1,782 cases in hospitals, with 802 in intensive care and 568 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 150, the number of those in intensive care decreased by 26, and the number of patients on ventilators increased by 21 since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 14,868 with 12,807 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,664 active cases, down by 75 since Monday and 29 active outbreaks, same as Monday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 24.9 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 73 cases)
Lincoln 20.9 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 51 cases)
Pelham 32.8 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 59 cases)
Wainfleet 34.2 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 23 cases)
West Lincoln 29.1 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 46 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 20.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 68 cases)
Niagara Falls 32.4 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 310 cases)
NOTL 26 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 49 cases)
Port Colborne 43.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 83 cases)
St. Catharines 38.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 541 cases)
Thorold 45.2 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 98 cases)
Welland 41.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 229 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