Ontario’s seven-day average above 3,000 as it reports 3,128 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 89

COVID-19 cases in Ontario plus Niagara Region Ontario reports 3,328 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths. The Niagara Region reports 89 new cases and no new deaths. Photo: Canva.com.

Ontario government reported 3,128 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average to 3,065.

The Niagara Region reported 89 new cases, a slight decrease from yesterday’s report of 100.

There were 51 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario today. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 4,730. There were no new deaths reported in Niagara. In total, 142 people have died from the virus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 3,128 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 35,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 778 new cases in Toronto, 614 in Peel, 213 in York Region, 172 in Durham, 151 in Middlesex-London and 151 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Public health units in Ontario also reporting higher case numbers include Windsor with 142 new cases, Ottawa with 126 cases, Waterloo with 129 cases, Halton Region with 128 cases, Simcoe-Muskoka with 72, and Lambton with 62. Other public health units reported 55 cases or less.

The Niagara Region case numbers dropped slightly below 100 after reporting 350 cases over the weekend with over 100 cases reported each day. The weekend’s reports did not surpass the new daily record of 138 seen on Dec. 29. The previous highest daily case count was 126 cases seen on Dec. 19.

Niagara Region, along with the whole province, is in the Grey-Lockdown tier of the COVID-19 response framework. The change started on Saturday, Dec. 26 and will last until Jan. 23 for Niagara and 26 other public health unit regions in Southern Ontario.

1,347 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 197,360 total cases, with 166,790 cases resolved. There are 1,347 cases in hospitals, with 352 in intensive care and 245 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases increased by 157, the number of those in intensive care increased by 19 and patients on ventilators increased by 51 since Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 4,486 with 3,359 resolved. Of those cases, there are 985 active cases, decreasing by 16 since yesterday and 41 active outbreaks, down by two since yesterday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 16.7 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 48 cases)
Lincoln 18.4 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 45 cases)
Pelham 15 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 26 cases)
Wainfleet 5.9 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 4 cases)
West Lincoln 27.8 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 40 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 13.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 43 cases)
Niagara Falls 30.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 271 cases)
NOTL 8 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 14 cases)
Port Colborne 10.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 20 cases)
St. Catharines 21.3 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 283 cases)
Thorold 18.9 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 38 cases)
Welland 15.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 83 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