The Ontario government reported 213 new COVID-19 cases today in the province. It is the first time case numbers have risen above 200 since July.
The last time new COVID-19 cases were that high was July 23. Meanwhile, the Niagara Region reported 3 new cases yesterday.
“Ontario is reporting 213 cases of #COVID19 with over 32,400 tests completed. Locally, 26 PHUs (Public Health Units) are reporting five or fewer cases with 18 reporting no new cases. There are 71 cases in Toronto, with 38 in Peel and 37 in Ottawa. 67% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40,” said Health Minister Christine Elliot on Twitter this morning.
Case numbers in Ontario have remained relatively high over the past couple of weeks, remaining in the triple digits since Aug. 26 when only 88 cases were reported. There were 170 new cases on Thursday, 149 on Wednesday, 185 on Tuesday and 190 on Monday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Niagara region is now at 953, with 870 cases resolved. Of those cases, there are 19 active cases and zero active outbreaks. The death toll for Niagara still remains at 64.
West Niagara COVID-19 active cases
Grimsby 0 per 10,000 people
Lincoln 0.8 per 10,000 people
Pelham 0 per 10,000 people
Wainfleet 0 per 10,000 people
West Lincoln 0 per 10,000 people
Additional Niagara Region active COVID-19 cases
Fort Erie 0.3 per 10,000 people
Niagara Falls 0.2 per 10,000 people
NOTL 1.1 per 10,000 people
Port Colborne 0 per 10,000 people
St. Catharines 0.7 per 10,000 people
Thorold 0.5 per 10,000 people
Welland 0.2 per 10,000 people