Stay at home order extended as Ontario reports 2,759 new COVID-19 cases; Niagara Region reports 92

Ontario reported 2,759 new cases today, up from the 2,320 new cases on Thursday. The numbers were announced as the Ontario government extended the provincewide stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks until at least June 2 with outdoor amenities and schools staying closed.

The seven-day average for teh province is now 2,731. Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 92 new cases today, an increase from yesterday’s report of 49.

There were also 31 new deaths reported in the province today. There have been 8,405 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario to date.

Niagara Region reported one new death today. In total, 399 people have died from the coronavirus in the region.

“Ontario is reporting 2,759 cases of #COVID19 and over 47,600 tests completed. Locally, there are 774 new cases in Toronto, 602 in Peel, 258 in York Region, 147 in Durham and 133 in Hamilton,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday morning.

Vaccine doses administered in Ontario and Niagara

More than 242,791 vaccine doses were administered in Canada on Thursday bringing the total number of vaccines administered across the country to more than 17,147,500. That means that 41.622 per cent of the Canadian population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Over 137,697 of yesterday’s doses were given in Ontario, for a total of approximately 6,629,363 administered across the province so far. That’s 44.959 per cent of the provincial population.

Niagara Health reported 3,212 new doses were administered as of Thursday morning.

A total of 72,481 doses have been administered in the region by Niagara Public Health in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes as of Thursday.

The total number of vaccinations in the region is at 212,214. Against a population of 447,888 (2016 census), that means about 46.381 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 tiers: Province wide-lockdown until May 19, 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. There were 49 cases reported on Wednesday, the new lowest daily case count since March 29 when 39 cases were reported. Cases rose to 92 on Thursday.

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 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 death count in the Region is 399.

1,632 cases in Ontario hospitals

Ontario has now had 502,171 total cases, with 464,531 cases resolved. There are 1,632 cases in hospitals, with 776 in intensive care and 568 on ventilators.

Hospitalized cases decreased by 41, the number of those in intensive care stayed the same, and the number of patients on ventilators increased by nine since Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara Region now at 15,006 with 13,007 resolved. Of those cases, there are 1,530 active cases, down by 35 since Wednesday and 34 active outbreaks, up by one since Wednesday.

West Niagara COVID-19 active cases

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

Grimsby 22.8 per 10,000 people (population: 28,500 = 67 cases)
Lincoln 20.1 per 10,000 people (population: 24,500 = 49 cases)
Pelham 28.3 per 10,000 people (population: 17,500 = 51 cases)
Wainfleet 29.7 per 10,000 people (population: 6,500 = 20 cases)
West Lincoln 27.2 per 10,000 people (population: 14,500 = 43 cases)

Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases

Fort Erie 18.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~33,000 = 61 cases)
Niagara Falls 29.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~90,000 = 278 cases)
NOTL 20.1 per 10,000 people (population: ~18,000 = 38 cases)
Port Colborne 35.8 per 10,000 people (population: ~19,000 = 68 cases)
St. Catharines 36.7 per 10,000 people (population: ~133,000 = 519 cases)
Thorold 42.5 per 10,000 people (population: ~20,000 = 92 cases)
Welland 36.6 per 10,000 people (population: ~55,000 = 204 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